Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher


Filing cabinets and censure: understanding the ABC culture of cautious restraint

April 23, 2018 11

Like many big legacy media companies, the ABC is grappling with disruption, but with one major difference.

The long-term pain in cricket’s anti-siphoning spin

April 16, 2018 5

Seven and Foxtel have pulled a fast one on cricket fans, ducking regulations to lock two thirds of international cricket matches on a subscription service. Will will it be enough to save Foxtel's sinking subscriber base?

The news company that’s more News Corp than News Corp

April 9, 2018 3

The US local news broadcasting group, already the biggest in the country, recently made headlines for its war against fake news, and it's set to get even bigger.

Will Cambridge Analytica push Facebook to its Myspace moment?

April 4, 2018 1

As the fall of Myspace showed a decade ago, nothing is too big to fail.

Dutton may be Trumpeting divisive bile, just don’t call him a racist

March 26, 2018 9

The media's response to Dutton's latest talking point has once again illustrated that it's a far graver sin in Australia to label someone a racist than it is to promote racist ideals.

What role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

March 19, 2018 4

The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.

Facebook’s constant algorithm tweaking may push journalists away for good

March 12, 2018 7

The affects of Facebook's pivot away from news media are being felt in earnest as publications relying on social media begin to close shop

How long until this newspaper closure cycle comes to pass?

March 5, 2018 1

What does the closure of a number of NZ newspapers means for our media market?

The technology that could restore public trust in journalism

February 26, 2018 9

A series of new platforms are using the technology that made bitcoin to change the way readers engage with, create, and trust media content.

‘News’ is Twitter’s job now, especially in Australia

February 19, 2018 2

Twitter is becoming the channel of choice for political news, comment, opinion, not least because Facebook is vacating the field.