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The politicians who sued for defamation in 2018

The politicians who sued for defamation in 2018

Australian politicians have a track record of trying to restore their reputations through the courts, and this year has been no exception.

All perspiration, little inspiration in ACCC's take on journalism

All perspiration, little inspiration in ACCC's take on journalism

The competition regulator has started from first principles to consider journalism, its social benefits and threats to its business model. But it doesn't get very far with solutions.

What we can learn from New Zealand's media transformation

What we can learn from New Zealand's media transformation

From serious politics to pop culture, there are several bright spots in the New Zealand media landscape. What could we glean from them?

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

From classifieds to morning TV to news-desk assistants and street press, it's lumps of coal all round this Christmas.

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

Five minutes ago, Nine and News Corp were bemoaning the unaffordability of housing for young people. Now? Not so much...

Is Judith Neilson's journalism institute the start of a broader trend?

Is Judith Neilson's journalism institute the start of a broader trend?

Will we see more like Judith Neilson's "staggering" donation to create a more viable philanthropic journalism sector in Australia?

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians understand the threat to good government from the Coalition's encryption bill. But they are only interested in protecting themselves, not the rest of us.

Defamation damages claims skyrocket following Rebel Wilson verdict

Defamation damages claims skyrocket following Rebel Wilson verdict

Recent defamation claims featuring colossal sums in damages show how Rebel Wilson's action against Bauer Media raised the bar.

The Coalition’s savagery towards the ABC is consistent with their cultural disregard

The Coalition’s savagery towards the ABC is consistent with their cultural disregard

The government has been in ABC attack mode since 2013, the same year it promised in opposition there would be no cuts to the ABC.

Guardian campaign against WikiLeaks takes another fact-free turn

Guardian campaign against WikiLeaks takes another fact-free turn

The Guardian reckons there's a smoking gun connecting the Trump election campaign and WikiLeaks. Only problem is, its own journalism undermines a claim for which there's no evidence.