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Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher

ABC's Olympics snub is a sign of things to come

ABC's Olympics snub is a sign of things to come

With a biting budget and disappearing audience, it's not surprising that the ABC chose to discard radio broadcasting the Olympics.

Lies, damned lies, and political posters masquerading as neutral advice

Lies, damned lies, and political posters masquerading as neutral advice

A failure of political leadership and of political reporting threatens to wreck Australia.

Let the News Corp-Facebook back scratching begin

Let the News Corp-Facebook back scratching begin

News Corp and Facebook are set to benefit from the launch of the latter's news platform, but both companies are playing a separate game.

Doctored documents and the dangers of access journalism

Doctored documents and the dangers of access journalism

When the media relies on drops from politicians to feed audience bias, it's bad for both politicians and journalism.

Mark Zuckerberg broke politics. Now he refuses to fix it. 

Mark Zuckerberg broke politics. Now he refuses to fix it. 

Facebook has effectively washed its hands of doing anything to fix the spread of fake news and hate speech ⁠— and Australian politics will continue to suffer the consequences.

The slow death of the Australian magazine

The slow death of the Australian magazine

The central role that magazines have enjoyed in Australia over the last century has been shattered by an information-rich, attention-poor world.

The media's glaring double standard on free speech

The media's glaring double standard on free speech

One minute Australia's media is rallying for freedom of the press. The next, it's tearing down climate protesters. Speaking out shouldn't be a professional privilege.

How Morrison is mimicking the Trump media playbook

How Morrison is mimicking the Trump media playbook

Fresh from the US and with a new nationalistic spin, Scott Morrison has some new talking points. Is Australian media prepared to counter them?

News media continues its desperate war against the Google monopoly

News media continues its desperate war against the Google monopoly

In the fight between Google and traditional news media, Google has demonstrated that it doesn’t need publishers. Perhaps publishers need to learn that they don’t need Google.

Australian media: apoplectic and unapologetic

Australian media: apoplectic and unapologetic

News Corp is fuelling peak denialist hysteria over Greta Thunberg and climate strikers. And, unlike their counterparts in the US, they don't need to apologise for it.