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Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher

What do changing demographics mean for the News Corp papers?

What do changing demographics mean for the News Corp papers?

The Liberal Party needs to pivot to avoid continued rejection from voters, but News Corp's options are a little more limited.

The ABC should be more focused on setting the political agenda

The ABC should be more focused on setting the political agenda

If the ABC is to become the central media voice and a cultural agenda setter, it must let go of an old idea of the ABC.

As Fairfax fades, Nine’s new mastheads need a new approach

As Fairfax fades, Nine’s new mastheads need a new approach

What's in a name? As Fairfax quietly falls into the Nine Entertainment offerings, much can be learned from the company's mistakes.

Facebook in crisis: when a digital giant struggles for analogue solutions

Facebook in crisis: when a digital giant struggles for analogue solutions

As fallout from fake news and data privacy scandals continue to wear on Facebook, the company is finding that its challenges seem more like a feature than a bug in its business model.

Scott Morrison ramps up Trumpian rhetoric against journalists

Scott Morrison ramps up Trumpian rhetoric against journalists

Scott Morrison's suggestion that an ABC reporter was a Labor partisan is just one the ways he's been channelling Trumpism.

Ross Cameron and the limits of News Corp's outrage economy

Ross Cameron and the limits of News Corp's outrage economy

Sky News' sacking of Ross Cameron after racist on-air remarks shows a News Corp increasingly conscious of the enhanced role commercial activism plays in media revenue disruption.

When is an exclusive really an exclusive?

When is an exclusive really an exclusive?

The exclusive tag has always been a marketing tool. As traditional media declines, it's being pushed more than ever.

Defamation law holds back Indian media's #metoo moment

Defamation law holds back Indian media's #metoo moment

As in Australia, public figures accused of sexual harassment and assault in India are wielding defamation law to silence those who speak out.

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.