We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
CBS CEO Les Moonves is reportedly heading for the exit, following disquiet after six women accused him of sexual misconduct in a story in The New Yorker last month.
In direct contrast to The New Yorker, The Economist has doubled down on its invitation.
Barbara Dreaver, Pacific correspondent for New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ, has been detained by police on Nauru while interviewing refugees settled on the island.
The "make Scott Morrison relatable" media tour continues, with a series of friendly, soft-ball interviews.
The ABC has had its websites and apps blocked in China, with the Chinese government stating that the country's rights "shall be maintained towards some overseas websites violating China's laws and regulations".
Carla McGrath has been removed from the Press Council after months of criticism surrounding her role as deputy chair of GetUp.
The Australian Press Council has found the NT News in breach of its standards by publishing a text message about Eurovision that referred to the "final solution".
BuzzFeed is moving to solicit reader donations in a move mirroring successful crowdfunding by The Guardian.
Anti-corruption blogger Shane Dowling, who heads up Kangaroo Court Australia, has been sentenced to 18 months prison for contempt of court.
Fairfax Media has published an apology to former PM Paul Keating about an unverified story which seemed suggested that Keating had threatened the ABC during his time as treasurer.