Margaret SimonsAug 31, 20125 Comments
Content behind the paywall, whether it is analysis or news, will have to be born of journalists who take the time to understand context and nuance rather than rely on traditional values.
Margaret SimonsAug 24, 201224 Comments
What are the possible futures for Fairfax Media, following the latest lurch in what the company points out is the biggest restructure in its history?
Margaret SimonsJun 26, 20121 Comment
The situation of Fairfax Media, with three editors standing down in one day, make this a good time to think carefully about what journalists mean by editorial independence.
Margaret SimonsJun 8, 201223 Comments
There is a respectable point of view among those who analyse media businesses that the smart thing to do for serious news journalism is move to the political right.
Margaret SimonsMay 8, 2012
The Convergence Review gives non-commercial media, including the ABC, SBS and community broadcasters, a nice deal on spectrum, the suggestion of access to more money, and a pat on the back for doing a good job.
Margaret SimonsMay 4, 20121 Comment
How does the Convergence Review balance its deregulatory vibe with its assertion that content standards are still necessary, because the community expects them and because failing to restrict access to some content can do harm?
Margaret SimonsMay 1, 20122 Comments
The Convergence Review Report has effectively concluded that Ray Finkelstein got the diagnosis right but the prescription wrong when he recommended statutory regulation for news media.
Margaret SimonsMay 1, 20121 Comment
So the Convergence Review report is big -- very big, in number of pages and in implications.
Margaret SimonsApr 30, 20122 Comments
The Australian and reporter Chip Le Grand are being sued for defamation over a series of stories published last December in which a former Office of Police Integrity manager was accused of bullying.