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Archives for September 1997

Earl Spencer’s Eulogy of Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris in the early hours of Sunday, August 31, 1997.

  • Listen to Prime Minister Tony Blair speak at the funeral of the Princess of Wales.
  • Listen to Elton John sing England’s Rose at Diana’s funeral.

This is the eulogy delivered by Earl Spencer, brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, at her funeral on Saturday, 6th September, 1997.

Diana, Princess of WalesI stand before you today, the representative of a family in grief, in a country in mourning, before a world in shock.

We are all united, not only in our desire to pay our respects to Diana, but rather in our need to do so, because such was her extraordinary appeal that the tens of millions of people taking part in this service all over the world via television and radio who never actually met her feel that they too lost someone close to them in the early hours of Sunday morning. [Read more…]


The Importance Of Jeff – A Media Study

by Sarah Pinto

Introduction

This is a comparative study of the media exposure and treatment of the Victorian Premier, Jeff Kennett, to that of the Opposition Leader, John Brumby. It involves comparing the television and print media coverage and evaluating the probable impact on Australia’s democracy and implications for the media’s role as the public sphere. Within Australia’s democracy, the media, in theory, perform the vital role of creating a public sphere, traditionally a public forum open to all for debate of issues. This theatre of informed debate is somewhat at odds with the idea that the primary concern of those operating media outlets is profit and advertising. [Read more…]