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As #auspol dominates discourse, journalists turn to log off

As #auspol dominates discourse, journalists turn to log off

For Australian journalists, it's not enough to see social media as simply a tool for distribution — they need to gear up for war every time they log on.

Could regional newspapers be healthier without Fairfax?

Could regional newspapers be healthier without Fairfax?

Many predict that the Nine-Fairfax deal would see the end of Fairfax's ownership of regional papers. But would that necessarily be a bad thing?

How laws designed to protect young offenders might end up doing more harm

How laws designed to protect young offenders might end up doing more harm

Well-meaning laws designed to protect the identity of youth offenders in media reporting can have unintended consequences.

How Ben Roberts-Smith is managing the media

How Ben Roberts-Smith is managing the media

Crikey speaks to crisis management experts and spinners to analyse SAS veteran Ben Roberts-Smith's fight against Fairfax.

What the 150-year-old Fairfax archive can teach us about media today

What the 150-year-old Fairfax archive can teach us about media today

The Fairfax archives, covering the media business from the 1840s to the 1990s, have some timely lessons for media watchers.

This grinning racism doesn't reflect 'Australia'

This grinning racism doesn't reflect 'Australia'

News Corp seem to have a concerted and sickeningly malign campaign to whip up racial hatred. We need to challenge simplistic notions that such media "reflect" opinion.

Sky News and its part in our new advertising dystopia

Sky News and its part in our new advertising dystopia

The kerfuffle over Sky News being banned in Victoria metro stations obscures why commuters are being subjected to "content" without any say in the matter.

Anguished social media warriors have it wrong on Husar

Anguished social media warriors have it wrong on Husar

Many progressives on social media are guilty of exactly the kind of filtering and denialism they deride Trump supporters and climate denialists for.

Frangopoulos should get Sky's house in order and quickly

Frangopoulos should get Sky's house in order and quickly

We're starting to wonder who, if anyone, is doing quality checks on programming at Sky News.

And the Wankley goes to ... the Daily Tele's gender wars beat-up

And the Wankley goes to ... the Daily Tele's gender wars beat-up

Sometimes there's a real stand-out in the media for truly terrible journalism, and Crikey likes to acknowledge the effort that goes into these with a coveted Wankley Award. Today we're giving one to The Daily Telegraph for an over-the-top beat-up about a defence force training document.