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.
News Corp's decision to dismantle is regional newspaper business will have devastating consequences. But it's not as though Rupert is the first media mogul to cut and run.
Today's News Corp cuts represent an enormous threat to Australian democracy — and a grim reminder of the power of a single family.
It's a dark time for regional media. But one small publisher has hope.
Regional media desperately needs more support from the Nationals, who have secured only limited funding compared to what's available for other regional services.
When even good journalists fail to explore the financial and personal links between companies and policymakers, they allow a pervasive form of institutional corruption to flourish.
The government is planning to give itself the power to override restrictions on accessing journalists' data as part of a deal with the United States to spy on each others' citizens.
The media dinosaurs are stomping their feet for government assistance. But will it be enough to save them from the COVID-19 meteor?
When the media become cheerleaders for measures that curb privacy, they undermine any defence against further government encroachments and fail the basic role of journalism: to hold the powerful to account.
The Wikileaks leader is threatened with a torturous 175-year sentence for practicing journalism. This needs a new level of opposition. If not now, when?