Four Corners and SL – no risk of rose-coloured glasses

Its been on the public record for a couple of months now that veteran ABC Current Affairs show Four Corners has been working on a Second Life Story. The details are now on the Four Corners site and it seems that Four Corners will adopt their usual style in covering Second Life – unadulterated hard-nosed scepticism and comprehensive backgrounding on key players and events. And that’s exactly as it should be.

At SLOz we’ve always maintained that Second Life contains both riches and pitfalls and you can expect Four Corners to cover both. You can also expect no favours for ABC’s own island in the coverage – at best it will probably get a mention in context of story journalist Ticky Fullerton answering questions in-world after the show. And no, SLOz doesn’t rate a mention as far as we’re aware – so perhaps the story has an intrinsic flaw after all 😉

Thanks to Tateru Nino and SL Insider for the heads-up on the details going live on the ABC site

Comments

  1. Earnest Candour says:

    I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing this. Seems like they’ve got a great lineup of people to interview. Just hope they don’t take the ‘people escaping reality’ angle a lot of journalists seem to.

    There’s so many normal people participating in VWs, I mean not me, I’m a complete weirdo, but plenty of other people are perfectly normal.

    EC.

  2. Earnest Candour says:

    I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing this. Seems like they’ve got a great lineup of people to interview. Just hope they don’t take the ‘people escaping reality’ angle a lot of journalists seem to.

    There’s so many normal people participating in VWs, I mean not me, I’m a complete weirdo, but plenty of other people are perfectly normal.

    EC.

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