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Australia reacts to the royal commission

Australia reacts to the royal commission

Emily Watkins December 15, 2017 7 Comments

The final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be made public today. Here's how the media is covering it.

Razer: the only thing dumber than most ABC-bashing is the ABC itself

Razer: the only thing dumber than most ABC-bashing is the ABC itself

Helen Razer December 14, 2017 27 Comments

The frequent claim that the ABC has been dumbed down has itself been dumbed right down. But that doesn't excuse the ABC's decline.

Legal action halts Packer bio … Fairfax’s deal with Google … the revolving door …

Legal action halts Packer bio … Fairfax’s deal with Google … the revolving door …

Emily Watkins December 13, 2017 1 Comment

An unauthorised biography of billionaire James Packer by Australian Financial Review journalist Aaron Patrick has been put on ice because of legal threats.

CNN corrects ‘fake news’ story about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks

CNN corrects ‘fake news’ story about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks

Emily Watkins December 11, 2017 3 Comments

CNN has played into President Donald Trump's 'fake news' narrative by cocking up a story about his relationship with WikiLeaks.

HuffPost’s ‘disrespect’ for staff … Women’s Weekly cuts senior roles … the revolving door …

HuffPost’s ‘disrespect’ for staff … Women’s Weekly cuts senior roles … the revolving door …

Emily Watkins December 4, 2017 2 Comments

The journalists' union has met with HuffPost Australia staff, and says they were disrespected by their employer when it shut down its local edition.

Red Symons gonged from ABC … Bourke to lose its local … Daily Mail’s rising profits

Emily Watkins December 1, 2017 2 Comments

ABC Melbourne breakfast presenter Red Symons has been sacked from the prominent show, saying he hasn't been told why he won't be back next year.

Razer: equality for women! (But only for those who work in the media, please.)

Razer: equality for women! (But only for those who work in the media, please.)

Helen Razer November 30, 2017 17 Comments

The “story” of media sexism has been gorging on its own self-interest for so long, what we have is a culture industry so utterly fixated on its own declining labour conditions, it rarely bothers to report on anybody else’s.

Huff Post Australia staff face cuts … Nine ‘cannot rewrite history’ of Don Burke … Dominating the Walkleys …

Huff Post Australia staff face cuts … Nine ‘cannot rewrite history’ of Don Burke … Dominating the Walkleys …

Emily Watkins November 30, 2017 3 Comments

Staff at Huff Post Australia will find out today if they've been made redundant after the website announced the end of its joint venture with Fairfax Media.

Walkley awards celebrated by remarkable women and uncomfortable men

Walkley awards celebrated by remarkable women and uncomfortable men

Crikey November 30, 2017 3 Comments

When Lisa Wilkinson invoked Harvey Weinstein in her introduction, you could hear the seats groan as old-guard men shifted uncomfortably.

Why Amanda Pepe kept her story about Don Burke quiet for 30 years

Why Amanda Pepe kept her story about Don Burke quiet for 30 years

Emily Watkins November 29, 2017 24 Comments

For 30 years, Amanda Pepe kept quiet about her experience with Don Burke. She tells Crikey why she decided to share her story publicly.