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Vale Lateline, a stalwart of ABC news and current affairs

Vale Lateline, a stalwart of ABC news and current affairs

Emily Watkins October 6, 2017 13 Comments

Lateline has been a stalwart of the ABC lineup for many years. Crikey looks back at its heyday.

Sophie McNeill attack not the first time Michael Danby has targeted journos

Sophie McNeill attack not the first time Michael Danby has targeted journos

Emily Watkins October 5, 2017 9 Comments

Michael Danby is continuing his beef with ABC reporters Sophie McNeill over alleged anti-Israel bias. It's not his first time.

Why is Satyajit Das so angry about Australia’s economic growth?

Why is Satyajit Das so angry about Australia’s economic growth?

Bernard Keane October 4, 2017 17 Comments

We'll all be rooned, warns an Australian economic commentator. And if we're not, we bloody well should be.

Shock jock battle … no new puns under the sun … Tiser stops trucking …

Shock jock battle … no new puns under the sun … Tiser stops trucking …

Emily Watkins October 3, 2017

It's shock jocks at 20 paces as Neil Mitchell slams his colleague Ray Hadley over a parody of Macklemore's Same Love.

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty’s ‘death’?

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty’s ‘death’?

Emily Watkins October 3, 2017 8 Comments

News outlets were free fallin' into fake news cycles when CBS reported Tom Petty's death.

And the Wankley goes to … <em>The Sunday Telegraph</em>, for making up a rainbow flag ban

And the Wankley goes to … The Sunday Telegraph, for making up a rainbow flag ban

Emily Watkins October 2, 2017 2 Comments

Did you hear that the NRL banned rainbow flags from the grand final? You might have, but it's not true.

Will enough people ever pay for journalism?

Will enough people ever pay for journalism?

Christopher Warren October 2, 2017 4 Comments

There's good news for the optimists, and good (bad?) news for the pessimists too.

The Age turns tabloid … remembering Hef … dick-tater …

The Age turns tabloid … remembering Hef … dick-tater …

Emily Watkins September 29, 2017 2 Comments

The Age continues the Sudanese gang narrative with crime statistics, and Hugh Hefner has been remembered as a stunning success.

Razer: easily flattered journos lap up Bret Stephens’ free speech, free market dross

Razer: easily flattered journos lap up Bret Stephens’ free speech, free market dross

Helen Razer September 28, 2017 11 Comments

Last Saturday, US journalist Bret Stephens brought his blandishments to local media in a nice American accent. Helen Razer was not impressed.

WSJ moving ‘predominantly digital’, closing Asian and European print editions

WSJ moving ‘predominantly digital’, closing Asian and European print editions

Emily Watkins September 28, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's head honcho is buoyant about the paper's future despite closing global editions and criticism over its coverage of Trump.