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Sophie Black

Crikey editor

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Why Crikey is joining the Press Council

Sophie Black March 19, 2012 14 Comments

After months of ongoing discussions, Private Media, publisher of Crikey, is officially joining the Australian Press Council.

Cracking the code and regulating the wild west of online media

Sophie Black September 19, 2011 2 Comments

Several weeks ago Crikey, and our publisher Private Media, promised our own internal code of conduct. Here it is.

Sideshow Alley: let them eat cake

Sideshow Alley: let them eat cake

Sophie Black July 29, 2011 1 Comment

We salute these valid contributions to dumbing down and deliberately misleading the public and commend them to the public -- with extra points to Scullion for simultaneously making politics more stupid and slightly threatening with the wave of a piping bag.

Sideshow Alley: I’m sorry, could you repeat the question?

Sophie Black July 22, 2011 2 Comments

Each week Sideshow Alley will nominate the latest offerings to the service of dumbing down politics by journalists and/or politicians...

A pair of black court shoes

A pair of black court shoes

Sophie Black July 15, 2011 8 Comments

Each week we'll nominate the latest offerings to the service of dumbing down politics by journalists and/or politicians and at the end of each month we'll be asking Lindsay Tanner to write through his pick of the best/worst example.

A step-by-step guide to manufacturing a story, c/o The Oz

A step-by-step guide to manufacturing a story, c/o The Oz

Sophie Black February 24, 2011 52 Comments

This headline appears on page 9 of The Australian today: "Crikey forced to remove fake Abbott story". That was news to us. Let us explain what happened...

Catch Meredith highlight act El Guincho in Perth

Sophie Black December 17, 2010

In a strong line-up, El Guincho seemed to be the first band to be given The Boot. A tradition that first sprung up at sister festival Golden Plains, there's no higher honour than witnessing a section of the crowd hold their shoes aloft in a sign of respect for a great performance.

Beg for last-minute Meredith Music Festival tix

Beg for last-minute Meredith Music Festival tix

Sophie Black December 9, 2010

20 years later, and the annual Meredith Music festival is world renowned as one of, if not the, best music festivals in Australia. What's its secret? Why does it engender such loyalty and love from patrons?

Former Assange lawyer asks: what about the exculpatory evidence?

Sophie Black December 8, 2010

James D. Catlin, who acted for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in London back in October, told Crikey that Swedish authorities still haven't provided "powerful exculpatory evidence" -- a series of SMS messages and tweets sent by the women involved -- necessary to obtain an arrest warrant.

Joye: we have an information exchange for equities — why not debt?

Sophie Black November 8, 2010 2 Comments

This is an extract of a speech presented by Rismark’s Christopher Joye at last week’s LIXI Industry Forum: One of the problems with managing the Byzantine nexus between extreme asset price and credit cycles, and the ordinarily adverse ramifications of these events for our real-economy, is that policymakers have historically had very poor credit data. […]