October 31, 2014 2 Comments
Without the freedom to innovate, the ABC will just become the commercial media's shadow, writes Margaret Simons
February 3, 2014 4 Comments
The Global Mail's experiment in philanthropic journalism via Graeme Wood looks doomed. So what did we learn about funding journalism in the future?
March 19, 2013 6 Comments
The Melbourne University academic and Crikey contributor outlines a six-point plan for genuine media regulation in a submission to the Senate committee looking at Labor's proposed reforms.
March 13, 2013 4 Comments
Some expected Stephen Conroy to do nothing on media reform in an election year. He's done something -- but it's not much, and it may not pass Parliament anyway. The government's minimalist approach fails to address convergence.
March 4, 2013
Margaret Simons reviews The Age as it ditches the broadsheet format for a compact future.
December 18, 2012 4 Comments
Margaret Simons responds to articles in The Australian today criticising her reporting of the Cameron Stewart/Simon Artz affair in Crikey. She stands by her stories.
October 25, 2012 6 Comments
Time is ticking for the government to act on media regulation. There's plenty of talk inside the government but nothing concrete is emerging. Could it all be too hard?
October 16, 2012 24 Comments
Men dominate the media, both creating it, and the people it covers. Is it any wonder it cynically dismissed Gillard's irritation at sexism?
October 9, 2012 1 Comment
The Chinese media landscape is changing, exciting and worrying local journalists. Is the firm hand of government control easing as proprietors are told to embrace commercialism and Western practice?
September 10, 2012 2 Comments
As today's news media executives deal with agonies of the present, there are unexamined claims that get thrown around and fond hopes and cost exigencies that are misprepresented as bright new ways forward.