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Christopher Warren

Journalist and media watcher

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?

Just what is in this deal for Nine?

Just what is in this deal for Nine?

There has been much focus in recent weeks on what the merger will mean for Fairfax journalism. But will Nine (and Stan) get a better deal?

As Fairfax loses its purpose, how long will print survive?

As Fairfax loses its purpose, how long will print survive?

After Nine's takeover of Fairfax, it will be a question of when, not if, the major mastheads will cease to print the dailies.

Mass media rules: the deal you do when you’ve run out of ideas

Mass media rules: the deal you do when you’ve run out of ideas

The sinking of the Fairfax mission into Channel Nine will see a doubling down on mass appeal reportage.

Tech titans struggling with the truth should take a leaf from Murdoch's book

Tech titans struggling with the truth should take a leaf from Murdoch's book

A new generation of moguls might understand disruption but have a slightly looser understanding of the truth.

How Russian hackers played the media

How Russian hackers played the media

The hacking of the 2016 US election by Russian agents was a masterclass in how to weaponise the media. How can this be avoided going forward?

Why attacking the ABC is tearing down our town squares

Why attacking the ABC is tearing down our town squares

The ABC's deep links to community and inclusion are what the fragmented right-wing media are taking umbrage with.

Trust in media? Australians aren’t buying it

Trust in media? Australians aren’t buying it

If commercial media want to undercut public broadcasting, they'll first need to bring Australians' trust in the ABC down to their own woeful level.

How WhatsApp has been exploited to spread fake news

How WhatsApp has been exploited to spread fake news

Around the world, closed-messaging apps are being exploited by legitimate and illegitimate news organisations alike, and are quickly becoming a favorite medium for propaganda.

Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

The Liberals have been playing a long game on ABC attacks, but it's the commercial media that's now given them the final play.