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Margaret Simons

Journalist, author and director of the Centre for Advanced Journalism

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The ABC debate: the ABC must innovate

The ABC debate: the ABC must innovate

Margaret SimonsOct 31, 20142 Comments

Without the freedom to innovate, the ABC will just become the commercial media's shadow, writes Margaret Simons

Wood bets on <em>Guardian</em>, so what now for philanthropic media?

Wood bets on Guardian, so what now for philanthropic media?

Margaret SimonsFeb 3, 20144 Comments

The Global Mail's experiment in philanthropic journalism via Graeme Wood looks doomed. So what did we learn about funding journalism in the future?

Six-step approach for genuine media regs reform

Six-step approach for genuine media regs reform

Margaret SimonsMar 19, 20136 Comments

The Melbourne University academic and Crikey contributor outlines a six-point plan for genuine media regulation in a submission to the Senate committee looking at Labor's proposed reforms.

Minimalist media reform that only starts the job

Margaret SimonsMar 13, 20134 Comments

Some expected Stephen Conroy to do nothing on media reform in an election year. He's done something -- but it's not much, and it may not pass Parliament anyway. The government's minimalist approach fails to address convergence.

Simons on the compact Age: a shiny new face, but where's the heart?

Margaret SimonsMar 4, 2013

Margaret Simons reviews The Age as it ditches the broadsheet format for a compact future.

Simons: the view from inside an Australian hatchet job

Margaret SimonsDec 18, 20124 Comments

Margaret Simons responds to articles in The Australian today criticising her reporting of the Cameron Stewart/Simon Artz affair in Crikey. She stands by her stories.

What we know the government thinks on media regulation

Margaret SimonsOct 25, 20126 Comments

Time is ticking for the government to act on media regulation. There's plenty of talk inside the government but nothing concrete is emerging. Could it all be too hard?

Simons: how media perpetuate women's silence

Simons: how media perpetuate women's silence

Margaret SimonsOct 16, 201224 Comments

Men dominate the media, both creating it, and the people it covers. Is it any wonder it cynically dismissed Gillard's irritation at sexism?

Chinese activate 'zoushuangai' media: will it free the press?

Chinese activate 'zoushuangai' media: will it free the press?

Margaret SimonsOct 9, 20121 Comment

The Chinese media landscape is changing, exciting and worrying local journalists. Is the firm hand of government control easing as proprietors are told to embrace commercialism and Western practice?

The fact is, one size doesn't fit all platforms

The fact is, one size doesn't fit all platforms

Margaret SimonsSep 10, 20122 Comments

As today's news media executives deal with agonies of the present, there are unexamined claims that get thrown around and fond hopes and cost exigencies that are misprepresented as bright new ways forward.