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Why getting the ABC right has never been more important

Why getting the ABC right has never been more important

The ABC is a rare public institution that retains trust and unites Australians who otherwise are increasingly isolated from one another in their news consumption. What should its role be in a rapidly changing media environment?

Canadian government the latest to prop up struggling news industry

Canadian government the latest to prop up struggling news industry

A major influx of government money has been received well by Canadian media, but would such a plan work here?

A message for the 'cheer squad media'

A message for the 'cheer squad media'

Australia faces too many challenges for those in media and politics to fight in the daily battle of shielding friends and wounding enemies.

Who really did the best out of the Walkleys?

Who really did the best out of the Walkleys?

It depends on which publication you read.

The new News Corp aristocracy

The new News Corp aristocracy

News Corp's ranks are so stuffed with the children of existing and former journalists as to resemble a stately home on Christmas Eve.

Why did The Australian soft-pedal Larry Pickering's anti-Semitism?

Why did The Australian soft-pedal Larry Pickering's anti-Semitism?

The Australian today farewelled the disgusting Larry Pickering — and wholly failed to mention his hatred of Jews.

Why rights-holder Wide World of Sports buried Tennis Australia story

Why rights-holder Wide World of Sports buried Tennis Australia story

An online editor at Nine's Wide World of Sport has told his staff to steer clear of a major business story.

Fairfax and Nine journos team up a day after takeover vote

Fairfax and Nine journos team up a day after takeover vote

Journalists at Nine and Fairfax seem to be already embracing their looming marriage, following a scoop in Fairfax papers.

Government's contempt for a free press on display with Assange

Government's contempt for a free press on display with Assange

The Australian government continues to do and say nothing on Assange, but this is just one of many ongoing attacks on press freedom.

The AFR's neoliberal remake of The Usual Suspects

The AFR's neoliberal remake of The Usual Suspects

Once again, a tiny pack of interest-rate hawks at the Australian Financial Review are demanding the economy be crunched in the name of neoliberal orthodoxy.