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Emma Alberici (Image: AAP/Richard Wainwright)

The ABC's exemplary punishment of Alberici sends a message to other journalists

Someone at the ABC is leaking confidential information about Emma Alberici to its — and her — enemies at News Corp. What signal does that send to journalists whose job is to hold the powerful to account?

Journalism’s reset: from objectivity to moral clarity

From in-house Slack to all-too-public Twitter, from public letters to j’accuse-style resignations, journalism is debating its reshape under pressure from the big cultural reset of the now.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

A thicker blue line: why tabloid media is standing up for the cops

While the killing of George Floyd has seen a seismic shift in attitudes towards police in the US, the tabloid press is doing everything it can to prevent a similar change in public opinion from occurring here in Australia.

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Anatomy of a sting: how sexual harassment allegations against a High Court judge came to light

Crikey goes inside how a pair of journalists reported Dyson Heydon's downfall...

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Anatomy of a News Corp beat up

Don't expect this to be the last time News Corp goes after Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe. Once they spot an ideological enemy, there is no development, no angle, that will be left unexplored.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

The big chill: journalism's new voices shut down across Asia-Pacific

Digital media journalism in the region is under threat as governments crack down on reporters.

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The moral clarity of journalism is lost if the news really is from nowhere

Coverage of Black Lives Matter proves that Australian media will never achieve moral clarity unless it can identify its own racism as well as it can others'.

War in the newsroom: when journalists prefer silos to the marketplace of ideas

When free speech is shouted down by the very people whose job it is to promote it, the media is in danger of becoming an echo chamber.

Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Independent. Always? Liberal-linked Nine joins the Liberal war on industry super

The Sydney Morning Herald wants industry super funds to disclose their links with unions. Too bad the paper fails to disclose its own links with and support for the Liberal Party — and is that why it has now joined the war on industry super?

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News Corp trades public influence for insider power. But is that a business model?

News Corp's readership now more closely resembles a political party’s base than it does actual news-seekers. Great for subscriptions. Not so much for public influence.