For easy reference we’ve gathered some of our best media lists together in one place and if you have any additions or corrections for any of the lists, just send them though to [email protected]:

Chequebook journalism culprits
Ever wondered just how deep Kerry Packer’s pockets are? Or why Tony Bullimore was wearing a Channel 7 cap as the RAAF was rescuing him? Well have a look at our list on cheque-book journalism below and you might get some idea.

The great journalistic book list
Crikey has compiling a list of books written by Australian journalists. While the list is by no means complete, we think we’ve done a pretty good job so far. See if your favourite journo has been doing some extra curricular writing.

Journalist in Parliament
With ABC Bundaberg radio broadcaster Rob Messenger winning the seat of Burnett in the Queensland election we now have almost 40 journalists who have jumped the fence and became politicians.

Labor spinners
No-one has really done a proper job exploring the relationship between journalists and the Labor Party until now. Hang on for the ride as this will be a very interesting debate when the full extent of the links are property explored in this new Crikey list.

The Crikey defamation list
Australia has a crazy system of eight different defamation laws which has thrown up the following colourful cases over the years.

Crikey’s Global defamation list
Our global defamation list includes interesting cases with big names involving celebrities, political heavies and anyone else of notoriety.

Hundreds of journalistic couples
After receiving lots of feedback to the journalist dynasty list in 2001, we’ve reworked and expanded the original journalistic couples list and, in a very sexist move, put it in alphabetical order using the male names.

Australia’s many media dynasties
Call it nepotism or dynasties, there are plenty of relatives from different generations working in the media game and we now have a huge list to demonstrate how this works.

Lily white hacks who never sold out
Crikey has listed the journalists that have sold out to work for pollies, companies and PR firms, but we also like to pay tribute to those in the industry with more than 15 years of service who have never sold out to the dark side. Here we present the “lily whites” of Australian media.

Tracking the commentariat
Political analysts and commentators come out of the woodwork during elections so Crikey is listing those that pop up on a semi-regular basis over the six week election campaign. You have journalists, pollsters, academics, former staffers, former pollies and the like all clamouring to give their point of view.

Famous editorial and advertising bans
Advertising and editorial bans are stupid and counter-productive so we’ve put together a list of all the companies, governments and people who have stooped this low.

Working journalists who have worked for politicians
Here is Crikey’s list of working journalists who have worked for politicians.

Ex journalists who have worked for politicians
Here is Crikey’s list of journalists now or recently working for politicians dating back to early 2000.

Journalists to PR agencies
Five years ago we first produced a list of journalists who had joined Public Relations Agencies. Many have moved on but we’re still keen to track their progress

Journalists in corporate/govt affairs positions
Here is Crikey’s list of journalists who are now or have once been in corporate or government affairs positions (via political offices and PR agencies where relevant).

40 hacks who made it into Parliament
With ABC Bundaberg radio broadcaster Rob Messenger winning the seat of Burnett in the 2004 Queensland election, we now have almost 40 journalists who have jumped the fence and became politicians.

Journalists who made it in management
Here is Crikey’s list of journalists who have made it into management positions.

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