Andrew Dodd

Media lecturer and journalist

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Sext files closed? Proposed decriminalising for ‘harmless’ texts

Sext files closed? Proposed decriminalising for ‘harmless’ texts

May 30, 2013 1

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

February 14, 2013 17

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

February 13, 2013 21

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

January 7, 2013 6

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

December 20, 2012 7

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

October 10, 2012

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

October 2, 2012

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

August 16, 2012 1

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

May 23, 2012 34

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

May 18, 2012 14

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.

Idiot’s Guide to the Convergence Review: that’s a wrap

May 11, 2012 1

A week after the release of the Convergence Review, its principal author, Glen Boreham launched into an opinion piece.

Idiot’s Guide to the Convergence Review: content competition

May 3, 2012 1

When it comes to convergence, it’s clear that content is king.

News Ltd restructure … in seven-day newsroom, the world is their roster

April 27, 2012

Some of the first journalists affected by News Limited's national newspaper restructure say they feel "like mushrooms" because they have not been told how the changes will affect them.

Ex-Victorian premier: FOI ‘has been allowed to wilt’

April 24, 2012

Former Victorian premier John Cain has condemned "political apparatchiks" for "trashing" freedom of information laws, one of the major reforms of his term in office.

Artz case: senior police at odds over evidence

November 7, 2011

A discrepancy between two senior police officers has emerged on the fourth day of the committal hearing of the former police officer accused of leaking information about a terror raid to The Australian.

The Baillieu Dump: more accountability, but same tactics from Ted

October 24, 2011 3

Swinburne University’s journalism program and Crikey are teaming again to bring you the Baillieu Dump, in an effort to scrutinise the workings of the state government, write co-ordinators Andrew Dodd and Sue Green.

Hywood’s comments at MWF offer insight into Fairfax thinking

Hywood’s comments at MWF offer insight into Fairfax thinking

August 30, 2011 2

“If you are dissatisfied with the media you are fundamentally saying you are dissatisfied with yourself," said CEO of Fairfax Greg Hywood at the Melbourne Writers Festival on the weekend. It was a telling moment.

What happens when you extend the idea of public interest to privacy?

July 21, 2011 1

There's an inevitability about the renewed debate over privacy laws. The Australian media is ready for the fight, with complex questions over how any framework would operate.

The difference between need for News inquiries in UK v Oz

July 15, 2011 5

There are inconsistencies in the many and varied calls for inquiries into Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Suppression-happy SA leaves naming of charged MP to social media

July 13, 2011 5

Can you guess the name of the South Australian MP who can’t be named on alleged child pornography charges?