We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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.
These raids are not new. But one following the other, day following day, suggests that the tactic is being taken to a new level.
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.
News Corp's monopoly removes the discipline of competition, freeing an openly conservative media to be, well, more openly conservative.
News Corp has a long history of backing unlikely — and often unpopular — election winners. Will the federal election be any different?
Political journalism used to be a grand narrative of winners and losers. That's not how the world works anymore.
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?
There’s no longer one election campaign. There’s hundreds, broken up by electorates, social media platform, gender, age, income and attitudes.