Episode Four considers how frontline news photographers answer the question "how far do you go"? We follow two photographers on a tense but entertaining assignment: covering the funeral of a Sydney underworld identity. We hear stories from those who made agonising ethical decisions about what images to publish following the September 11th terrorist attacks ABC Radio's current affairs reporter Rafael Epstein re-examines his decision to report a horrifying, unsubstantiated story during the East Timor crisis of 1999.
Episode Five looks at the taboos in journalism, the stories that are not broadly told. Leading journalists Maxine McKew, Ray Martin, Andrew Rule and Brisbane's Tony Koch talk about the pressure on reporters to censor themselves when reporting on black violence in Aboriginal communities. Finally, we hear the stories of two journalists - one well known, one lesser known - who have struggled with the ethics of chequebook journalism.
Episode Six takes viewers inside the daily operations of a popular tabloid newspaper. The film-makers were granted virtually unlimited access to reporters and photographers on the Sydney News Limited publication The Daily Telegraph. The result is a forensic look at how this cheeky tabloid publication deliberately set out to grab the political agenda in the 2003 New South Wales election campaign.