Edmund Burke was Anglo-Irish, a political theorist and statesman, and hugely influential as the founder of conservative political thought. To him is attributed an idea that implies that a free media is a prerequisite for good government:
There are Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sits a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.
These are lofty words, but to be realised we must speak not just of reporters but public interest journalism. They demand from the media a focus on what’s important.
With this in mind, review the front page of The Sydney Morning Herald, published on 30 May 2020. There is an obvious mistake in the laying out of this page, which makes this edition far less important than it should be.