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Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher

How the government weaponises the ABC's complaints process

How the government weaponises the ABC's complaints process

For most media organisations, responding to complaints is a business necessity. For the ABC, it's a means by which the government can exert control.

How News Corp became the international voice of the right

How News Corp became the international voice of the right

News Corp's shift away from purely relationship-driven politics towards right-wing populism came slowly, but the ingredients were always there.

The rich history of Murdoch political meddling

The rich history of Murdoch political meddling

Rupert Murdoch may have changed the game in how newspapers affect political process, but he was following a family precedent.

Why Murdoch wanted to take down Turnbull

Why Murdoch wanted to take down Turnbull

There's very little that the Turnbull government didn't do for Rupert Murdoch's enterprises. So why did Murdoch push to axe him?

ABC fracas leaves Fifield’s board in charge

ABC fracas leaves Fifield’s board in charge

As long as Mitch Fifield has his job, and the current board is appointed by him, there will be a clear view to minimise the ABC.

The News Corp guide to countering revenue decline with outrage tactics

The News Corp guide to countering revenue decline with outrage tactics

News Corp is replacing disappearing ad revenues with a model based on localised outrage journalism. Is it working?

The ABC’s 'what’s wrong with this?' moment raises bigger question

The ABC’s 'what’s wrong with this?' moment raises bigger question

A lag between global debate and Australian demography on the one hand and the traditional media on the other that caught the ABC off-guard.

In media it’s the war, not the winning, that matters

In media it’s the war, not the winning, that matters

Those complaining about media figures agitating for leadership change should remember the lengths ailing legacy media will go to for viewers.

As #auspol dominates discourse, journalists turn to log off

As #auspol dominates discourse, journalists turn to log off

For Australian journalists, it's not enough to see social media as simply a tool for distribution — they need to gear up for war every time they log on.

News Corp's dog-whistling might be what makes it vulnerable

News Corp's dog-whistling might be what makes it vulnerable

News Corp's race-baiting is as much about a shrinking bottom-line as it is about any conservative agenda. What does that mean for advertisers and activists?