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Stephen Brook

Stephen Brook is a journalist, podcaster, columnist and interviewer. He is a former media diary columnist, media editor and features editor of The Australian newspaper. From 2004 to 2011 he worked in Britain where he was deputy editor of The Guardian's media website and wrote for The Times, Monocle and Reader's Digest.

Vice Australia axes local jobs in latest media cutbacks

At its height, Vice Australia employed about 50 staff. Today its news operations are one writer and one editor.

Warwick Thornton's The Beach (Image: SBS)

Don't call it 'slow TV': The Beach is the meditative show we need

Welcome to The Beach: three hours of meditative television, where so little happens — but so much.

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Rock in a hard place? Rolling Stone's rebirth is the year's most unlikely media story

Two years after the ink dried on its last issue, the magazine plans to grab the gen X market and run with it.

Ben Fordham. (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

News over spews: radio powerhouse tones down bullying in post-Parrot remake

It's out with the old and belligerent, in with the young and positive. But time will tell if Ben Fordham has a magic touch with Jones' rusted-on listeners.

Pell's trial still casts a long shadow over the freedom to report the truth

Cardinal George Pell's convictions have been quashed, but 18 journalists and editors are still facing criminal charges related to his trials.

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The record label that beat down Murdoch goes to No. 1

The David of record labels took on the 'big six' Goliaths and won, and changed the face of music in Australia.

'Rational' Malcolm gets let off lightly — unlike the subjects of his book

Such a compelling figure as Turnbull needed a more confrontational interview than the one he got from Leigh Sales on 7:30 on Monday night.

Tim Brooke-Taylor (Image: Wikimedia)

Vale Tim Brooke-Taylor, the silly posh pom who left his mark on Australian comedy

The passing of Tim Brooke-Taylor offers a chance to reflect on just how influential the comedy of The Goodies was on a generation of Australians.

'Yabarra: Dreaming in Light' at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Image:  Adelaide Fringe)

Old ways, new thinking: Fringe reinvents the wheel to bring Dreamtime story to life

Yabarra: Dreaming in Light at the Adelaide Fringe is an experience 6000 years in the making, and the story of how it came together is just as fascinating.

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho at the 92nd Academy Awards (Image: Lionel Hahn/ABACA)

Hollywood has changed the game. Did you get the message?

This year's Oscars have been touted as a game-changer. But we've heard that before.