Mel Campbell August 9, 2011 1 Comment
While not every hatchet job might attract a libel suit, it’s still lazy reviewing.
Mel Campbell July 6, 2011 10 Comments
No culling of subeditorial staff, no mass redundancies of newsroom personnel, has grieved Mel Campbell quite as much as the latest casualty of Lachlan Murdoch’s Channel Ten purges: Video Hits. Crikey looks back.
Mel Campbell June 28, 2011 24 Comments
When you picture Julia Gillard in cartoon form, what comes to mind? Her pointy nose? Her flaming hair? Her receding chin and long neck? Or her bum?
Mel Campbell May 18, 2011 43 Comments
A new Facebook group called the Brocial Network are posting photos of partially-dressed women without their consent. Just because women post scantily clad pictures of themselves on Facebook does not mean they consent to being sexually objectified or harassed.
Mel Campbell May 12, 2011 3 Comments
The camera may never lie, but Photoshop can tell some outrageous porkies.
Mel Campbell April 28, 2011 4 Comments
Sometimes, the responsibility to be Australia’s fourth estate -- our public moral voice -- can be a little closer to home … or even in the home itself.
Mel Campbell March 1, 2011 6 Comments
The mechanisms built into social networking sites funnel our responses in one direction or another, much as railway switches direct fast-moving trains. The Oscars tried to capture that -- so why didn't it work?
Mel Campbell January 31, 2011 7 Comments
It's the job of really good journalists to question the way PR-led stories are presented.
Mel Campbell January 27, 2011 11 Comments
Most of my peers don’t buy into the pageantry of Australia Day. They might enjoy their day off, get drunk on Aussie beer and wine and eat lamb, pavlova and lamingtons, but they’re uncomfortable with conspicuous nationalism.
Mel Campbell January 19, 2011 8 Comments
Published by Hachette Australia Things Bogans Like is an example of a relatively new phenomenon: the blog-to-book publishing project.