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Andrew Dodd

Media lecturer and journalist


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.

Hywood’s comments at MWF offer insight into Fairfax thinking

Hywood’s comments at MWF offer insight into Fairfax thinking

August 30, 2011 2 Comments

“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 Comment

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 Comments

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 Comments

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

Advice to Mick Molloy: fake your apology better next time

July 6, 2011 20 Comments

Mick Molloy and Network Ten have lost their defamation battle against Adelaide identity Nicole Cornes in a ruling that could have far ranging implications for free speech.

Mitchell and The Oz (part II): ‘it’s now war’ with the government

June 22, 2011 41 Comments

Several people close to The Australian say the paper is looking strident on many fronts. And as government tensions escalate one declares "it's now war". Crikey continues its profile of the national broadsheet under editor Chris Mitchell.

Mitchell’s ‘magnificent obsession’: the man behind The Oz

June 21, 2011 23 Comments

As editor-in-chief since 2003, Chris Mitchell has used The Australian like a weapon to fight what often appears to be personal battles on a great many fronts.

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

May 19, 2011 4 Comments

There is speculation inside the corridors of Victoria’s largest power generator that it could be forced to a sale as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Baffling logic in ACMA clearing Seven over Campbell outing

February 14, 2011 8 Comments

ACMA has applied some baffling logic in its decision to exonerate Seven over the outing of the former NSW Transport Minister David Campbell.