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Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

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A tale of two Bills: sipping cider with New York’s new mayor

A tale of two Bills: sipping cider with New York’s new mayor

January 2, 2014 1 Comment

New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in last week by Bill Clinton in a ceremony that covered issues of race and poverty, backed by an excellent soundtrack. Amber Jamieson reports from Manhattan.

Don’t look now, but here’s some <em>good</em> news for journalism

Don’t look now, but here’s some good news for journalism

October 25, 2013 3 Comments

You've heard the doom and gloom about the future of journalism. Well here's some good news -- venture capitalists are investing in quality content, due to a 'perfect storm' of favourable conditions. And they're not planning to lose money.

Anti-Bloomberg de Blasio to become NYC’s new Bloomberg

Anti-Bloomberg de Blasio to become NYC’s new Bloomberg

September 11, 2013 2 Comments

New York City Democrats will rally around Bill de Blasio to tip Michael Bloomberg out of the mayor's job, a candidate who has successfully adopted the Bloomberg swagger.

Stop the planes? The frustrations of educated, working migrants

Stop the planes? The frustrations of educated, working migrants

July 29, 2013 15 Comments

The government's hard-line anti-immigration rhetoric focuses on asylum seekers, particularly those arriving by boat, but what about the hundreds of thousands of migrants who come to Australia to work?

How the media covered the PNG asylum seeker plan

How the media covered the PNG asylum seeker plan

July 22, 2013 3 Comments

Kevin Rudd broke the news of the new PNG asylum seeker solution in classic media style -- late on a Friday. How did the media react?

Forced sterilisation of people with disabilities: submissions that led to change

Forced sterilisation of people with disabilities: submissions that led to change

July 18, 2013 8 Comments

A Senate committee examining sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia recommended in a report yesterday a tightening of regulations and the prosecution of parents who take their children overseas to be sterilised.

Ask the economists: the impact of a floating emissions trading scheme

Ask the economists: the impact of a floating emissions trading scheme

July 15, 2013 17 Comments

What impact will shifting the fixed carbon price to a floating price have on the Australian economy? Not a whole lot, economists tell Crikey.

Get Fact: how many asylum seekers turn up without ID?

Get Fact: how many asylum seekers turn up without ID?

July 11, 2013 16 Comments

Opposition immigration spokesperson Scott Morrison has been claiming that over 90% of asylum seekers arriving by boat in Australia turn up without ID. Does that allegation hold up? Not quite ...

Want funding for your arts project? Better live in Sydney or Melbourne

Want funding for your arts project? Better live in Sydney or Melbourne

July 8, 2013 10 Comments

The new Australia Council board is dominated by members from Melbourne and Sydney, giving power to the complaint regional organisations get ignored when it comes to funding. Crikey examines the data.

Bowling over publishers, Waugh’s words on independent wicket

July 3, 2013 3 Comments

Former cricketer Steve Waugh is self-publishing his latest memoir and selling it exclusively through Big W. What does this mean for traditional biography publishers?