We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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More channels but less local content on Australian TV
Australian content is being diluted by multi-channelling, according to a new Screen Australia report released yesterday.
Watch television, up close
Ever wanted to ask Tony Jones about his drug use? You can at a Q&A audience taping. It's just one of many shows that allow fans to see TV up close, says Alexandra Patrikios.
TV screens go blank … some of them forever
Today marks an interesting time in Australian television history. At 9 o'clock this morning in Mildura, the analogue system was shut off, with television screens going dark. Some of them permanently.
How Australia ended up with five terrible, govt-funded TV stations
Australians once had a chance to get new and original TV channels. Instead, we got repeats of Alf and something called "Slamball" -- and we're now paying for the privilege. Peter Martin explains how the networks pulled it off.