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Andrew Dodd

Media lecturer and journalist

Sext files closed? Proposed decriminalising for 'harmless' texts

Sext files closed? Proposed decriminalising for 'harmless' texts

After a parliamentary inquiry, a committee has proposed descriminalising sexting in Victoria. Young people caught on the Sex Offenders Register could now be delisted.

'Every day I am dying here': how asylum seekers turn to smugglers

'Every day I am dying here': how asylum seekers turn to smugglers

Journalists Andrew Dodd and Christine Horn went to Indonesia to see how people smugglers operate. In part two of their investigation, the cost and complexity of the boat journey to Australia.

Australia's waiting room: why they board boats in Indonesia

Australia's waiting room: why they board boats in Indonesia

The waiting game for asylum seekers in Indonesian camps is too much for some. Journalists Andrew Dodd and Christine Horn journey to Cisarua, south of Jakarta, to discover why they board boats to Australia.

The great escape: a slow release to the wild in Malaysia

The great escape: a slow release to the wild in Malaysia

It was a daring escape: freeing a trapped slow loris -- a doe-eyed creature from Borneo's forests -- from under the nose of its captives. Andrew Dodd and Christine Horn grabbed the primate and ran.

2012 Crikeys: the best and worst journalism this year

2012 Crikeys: the best and worst journalism this year

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Crikey hands out awards for the best and worst journalism in a year which brought us various media reviews, the usual fare from The Australian ... and a very high-profile prank call.

The Sext Files: the youth mobile craze that has lawyers worried

The Sext Files: the youth mobile craze that has lawyers worried

It's easy to condemn explicit texting -- but the victims may not be who you think. Crikey and Swinburne University journalism students today begin a new series into the issue. Andrew Dodd and Ken Haley explain.

Attorneys-General looking for ideas to thwart social media

Attorneys-General looking for ideas to thwart social media

Criminal trials and social media are not a good mix, but can lawmakers do anything about it? Attorney's General will meet on Friday to discuss it.

Andrew Holden crashes talking up <em>The Age</em>

Andrew Holden crashes talking up The Age

Things didn't exactly go peachy for The Age's new editor-in-chief Andrew Holden, who gave an embarrassing interview on the Jon Faine program on ABC Melbourne yesterday morning.

'Churnalism sweatshop': ABC News journos fear review

'Churnalism sweatshop': ABC News journos fear review

The ABC is considering a radical shake-up of its news and current affairs departments, along the lines of a largely untested British model which has been described as a "churnalism sweatshop".

Ricketson to media: you've had your chance on self-regulation

Ricketson to media: you've had your chance on self-regulation

One of the authors of the independent Finkelstein media inquiry says the Convergence Review's method of regulating the media won't work because non-compliant media companies can't be forced to join self-regulatory bodies.