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Murdoch and mainstream media win big in funding handouts

Murdoch and mainstream media win big in funding handouts

The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas has awarded handouts to some of the richest media organisations in the country, including The Australian and AFR. It raises the question: what do they need the money for?

Is the Morrison government going to rewrite streaming laws?

Is the Morrison government going to rewrite streaming laws?

With Howard-era streaming regulation on the chopping block, experts are asking how the government will settle archaic broadcasting laws that have allowed Netflix to thrive.

The schoolyard power of Donald Trump's latest racist attack

The schoolyard power of Donald Trump's latest racist attack

We know that Donald Trump's a bully. But what can anyone actually do about it?

The immense problem with Australian political journalism

The immense problem with Australian political journalism

Last week the media only took a few hours to switch from coverage of Indigenous recognition to instead focus on niche political responses to it. Unfortunately, this isn't unusual.

Separating flu from fiction: just how bad is this season? 

Separating flu from fiction: just how bad is this season? 

A tidal wave of news stories is creating fear about this year's 'horror' flu season. But how accurate are these reports, really?

Australia's cricketers collapse and so do the ratings

Australia's cricketers collapse and so do the ratings

Nine won the night, but the ratings mirrored Australia's batting -- falling away horribly as the night went on.

The media is fundamentally incapable of properly reporting on climate change

The media is fundamentally incapable of properly reporting on climate change

The immediate nature of news media means it is, by definition, woefully ill-equipped to raise the alarm about the threat of climate change.

The government's war on the press has been years in the making

The government's war on the press has been years in the making

Since passing metadata retention laws in 2015, the government has been hard at work gunning for journalists. The AFP's demand for Qantas to hand over personal travel records should not be surprising.

Suicide cannot be made a front in the culture war

Suicide cannot be made a front in the culture war

A poorly researched article by Bettina Arndt shows how the right is turning male suicide into yet another aspect of Australia's culture wars.

Tax cuts coverage ignored substance, focused on trivia

Tax cuts coverage ignored substance, focused on trivia

When it came to covering the most important change in our income tax system for decades, the media focused on political trivia at the expense of hard analysis.