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There has been an outpouring of grief over the death of British nurse Jacintha Saldanha. There has been an outpouring of grief over the death of British nurse Jacintha Saldanha. EPA/Andy Rain

Did 2Day FM break the law? And does it matter?

When you make money by being infamous, as 2DAY FM does, the odds are that eventually your infamous behaviour will land you in serious trouble. That has now happened with the hoax phone call to the King…
Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rys Holleran has expressed “sorrow” at the death of Jacintha Saldanha, but who is to blame? Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rys Holleran has expressed “sorrow” at the death of Jacintha Saldanha, but who is to blame? AAP/Joe Castro

Between guilt and innocence: 2Day FM and the moral blame game

This past weekend, we saw the media – old, new, and social – trying to digest the indigestible. The death of Jacintha Saldanha, the British nurse who apparently took her own life after being caught up…
2day FM is in hot water after a prank call to Kate Middleton’s hospital went terribly wrong. 2day FM is in hot water after a prank call to Kate Middleton’s hospital went terribly wrong. AAP/Warren Clarke

Jacintha Saldanha is the latest victim of a media saturated world

The dreadful death of Jacintha Saldanha after she transferred a prank call from 2Day FM to a fellow nurse is a harrowing example of the hurt that can be caused when ordinary people get caught up in media…