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A gong for the ABC … Vale David Lyle … Bodyguard for BBC reporter

A gong for the ABC … Vale David Lyle … Bodyguard for BBC reporter

Emily Watkins September 25, 2017

The space age arrives in the Northern Territory, and other media tidbits of the day.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer September 25, 2017

The interview 60 minutes conducted with Cassie Sainsbury was far from it's finest hour.

Splitsville: Domain and Fairfax name their terms

Glenn Dyer September 25, 2017

Fairfax and Domain might be undergoing a conscious uncoupling, but as a shareholder report reveals, the two aren't going anywhere fast.

Fake news and hate speech are spoiling online advertising

Christopher Warren September 25, 2017

Journalism may have taken a hit in the "fake news" era, but digital advertisers are the ones who are really feeling the pinch.

Clickbait is as easy as ABC

Clickbait is as easy as ABC

Emily Watkins September 22, 2017 15 Comments

The ABC is revealing its values to be eerily similar to any commercial media fighting the eternal battle for ratings.

Mamamia said goodbye to clickbait two years ago. You won’t believe what happened next.

Mamamia said goodbye to clickbait two years ago. You won’t believe what happened next.

Emily Watkins September 22, 2017

Two years since Mamamia announced it was saying goodbye to clickbait, we look at some its clickbait, all posted just this week.

The terrible history of Roger Corbett’s ‘separate but equal’ philosophy

The terrible history of Roger Corbett’s ‘separate but equal’ philosophy

Michael Bradley September 21, 2017 21 Comments

Corbett's justification for denying equal marriage rights to LGBTI people, you see, is an old, old sociological theory, one you don’t hear expounded these days outside a One Nation rally.

You can’t ask that … Oz goes Chinese … Sadness at the massage parlour

You can’t ask that … Oz goes Chinese … Sadness at the massage parlour

Emily Watkins September 21, 2017

Awards for the ABC, translators at the Oz, and more.

Has the Rebel Wilson case squeezed gossip mags out of a business model?

Has the Rebel Wilson case squeezed gossip mags out of a business model?

Emily Watkins September 21, 2017 1 Comment

Rebel Wilson's defamation payout has commentators predicting the end of gossip, but paparazzi who supply their pictures reckon the mags will be fine.

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Emily Watkins September 19, 2017

Today in Media Files, Sky News political reporter Tom Connell makes a dash for it during a live cross, and the government has announced the new head of ACMA. ‘It’s probably a miracle I wasn’t tasered or something’. The things you do for live TV. Sky’s political reporter Tom Connell was put on the spot yesterday […]