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Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher

Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Many countries have recently seen trust in media fall following fractious elections. It’s part shooting the messenger and part clear-eyed assessment of media failings in crisis.

Assange case and raids demonstrate the source of the problem

Assange case and raids demonstrate the source of the problem

These raids are not new. But one following the other, day following day, suggests that the tactic is being taken to a new level.

The coming storm that threatens local media

The coming storm that threatens local media

The homogenisation of local papers is preventing them from reflecting the communities they belong to, making them less diverse and less viable.

Australia just had its first social media election

Australia just had its first social media election

Targeted misinformation and a quiet undercurrent of anti-immigration and anti-refugee sentiment — social media allowed the real election campaign to fly under the radar.

Did News Corp’s Queensland monopoly decide the election?

Did News Corp’s Queensland monopoly decide the election?

News Corp's monopoly removes the discipline of competition, freeing an openly conservative media to be, well, more openly conservative.

How News Corp campaigns in a different reality to the rest of Australia

How News Corp campaigns in a different reality to the rest of Australia

News Corp has a long history of backing unlikely — and often unpopular — election winners. Will the federal election be any different?

A political hit job gone wrong: how News Corp created its own existential crisis

A political hit job gone wrong: how News Corp created its own existential crisis

We have now reached a point with News Corp where it is no longer treated like a normal media organisation — by anyone.

The media needs to look beyond the big picture

The media needs to look beyond the big picture

Political journalism used to be a grand narrative of winners and losers. That's not how the world works anymore.

The media is travelling as a pack this election; it's time to break away

The media is travelling as a pack this election; it's time to break away

ScoMo having a beer. ScoMo shearing a sheep. Most of the media is happily telling the parties' stories so far. Is that all about to change?

Journalists are missing the bigger election coverage question

Journalists are missing the bigger election coverage question

There’s no longer one election campaign. There’s hundreds, broken up by electorates, social media platform, gender, age, income and attitudes.