Media

June, 2018

What would a review of Australia’s defamation law look at?

, Jun 19, 2018

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If Australia is to overhaul its defamation legislation, the first step would be to have the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to do a full-scale inquiry.

Media Files: SBS the real winner in World Cup debacle

, Jun 19, 2018

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SBS has gladly stepped in to air World Cup matches while Optus scrambles to fix its streaming problems.

What would it take to fix Australia’s restrictive defamation laws?

, Jun 18, 2018

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Australia is now regarded as the libel capital of the world. But just how big is this threat to press freedom, and what exactly is in need of change?

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

, Jun 18, 2018

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?

Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

, Jun 18, 2018

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The Liberals have been playing a long game on ABC attacks, but it's the commercial media that's now given them the final play.

Easy as ABC: how to privatise national broadcasting

, Jun 18, 2018

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Privatising the ABC would be relatively straightforward, and there are different options for doing it if the government really wants to get going immediately.

Roundtable: what does the Rebel Wilson payout mean for the media?

, Jun 15, 2018

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Rebel Wilson's record defamation payout of $4.5 million has now been reduced to $600,000. We asked some informed media watchers for their thoughts on the changes.

All the times Barnaby Joyce has ‘broken his silence’ this year

, Jun 15, 2018

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Our former deputy PM is truly Australia's most enigmatic and reserved politician. Here are all the groundbreaking times he's spoken out.

And the Wankley goes to … everyone getting in a tizz about a video game

, Jun 14, 2018

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Crikey's coveted Wankley Award -- which recognises those who go the extra mile to create truly terrible journalism -- goes to everyone tying themselves in a knot about the "dangers" of the latest video-game craze, Fortnite.

Media Files: Rebel Wilson defamation damages slashed

, Jun 14, 2018

The Court of Appeal has overturned Rebel Wilson's record defamation payout, slashing it by $3.9 million. Bauer Media will now only be liable to pay $600,000 to the actor.

Media Adviser: burnout doesn’t need to be part of a journo’s job

, Jun 13, 2018

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The media's known for being a high-stress environment. Maybe it's time for it to take on the support systems of other high-stress industries.

Inside the scandal dividing Beijing’s foreign media community

, Jun 12, 2018

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A sexual misconduct scandal in the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China has polarised Western journalists working in Beijing, with claims that the fallout is fatally undermining the FCCC's role as an arbiter for press freedom.

Media Files: Campion drops privacy complaint

, Jun 12, 2018

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Barnaby Joyce's partner Vikki Campion has reportedly dropped a privacy complaint she submitted to the Australian Press Council over photographs The Daily Telegraph took of her while pregnant.

The numbers Australian media can’t afford to ignore

, Jun 12, 2018

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News Corp claim revenue driven by reader "trust" has more than offset the decline in advertising dollars. But there's a hard ceiling on those figures that newspapers can't afford to ignore.

Media Files: how Queer Eye blitzed the Australian media

, Jun 08, 2018

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The Queer Eye cast have been on a whirlwind PR tour, which brought some challenges for the traditional media.

The Crikey Awards for Best Blunders and Backfires in political interviews

, Jun 07, 2018

We've scoured back through the archives to hand out some overdue awards. The top prize should not come as a surprise.

How the Oz’s Ramsay Centre Holy War will play out

, Jun 07, 2018

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This story has all the makings of a classic Australian culture war campaign. But what are those exactly?

Introducing the Crikey Awards for Excellence and Hilarity in Political Interviews

, Jun 06, 2018

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We've scoured our memories and the archives to hand out some overdue awards to the best, worst, most embarrassing and just generally funny political interviews.

Government’s malware backdoor confirms global village idiot status

, Jun 06, 2018

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The government's backdoor-without-a-backdoor attack on encryption appears to be a long-used police technique that has its own security problems.

Media Files: AAP to cut staff in cost-cutting move

, Jun 06, 2018

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Journalist's union MEAA has said that staff at Australian Associated Press are 'outraged' after announcements of voluntary and forced staff redundancies.