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Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

December 22, 2017 2 Comments

The story yesterday of the car attack in Melbourne's city, apart from some ill-placed advertising and some bad takes online, was as good as can be expected.

Crikey’s end-of-year list of the best end-of-year lists

Crikey’s end-of-year list of the best end-of-year lists

December 21, 2017 1 Comment

As the year winds down news outlets are filling their content gaps with best-of-the-lists. In the spirit of the season, here are some of the best.

Waking up with Chris Uhlmann … Foxtel owners clash on Sky fees … Tele’s ‘unhealthy’ graphic …

Waking up with Chris Uhlmann … Foxtel owners clash on Sky fees … Tele’s ‘unhealthy’ graphic …

December 20, 2017 1 Comment

Chris Uhlmann, fresh at Nine, is getting plenty of attention for his fill-in job at the commercial network's breakfast program, Today.

How media reporting can prompt health scares

How media reporting can prompt health scares

December 20, 2017 10 Comments

A 7.30 story on long-acting contraceptives influenced women to cancel their implants -- an example of the media's influence on people's health decisions.

‘Boffin’, ‘fracas’ and other words that only journos use

‘Boffin’, ‘fracas’ and other words that only journos use

December 19, 2017 29 Comments

Been involved in an imbroglio lately? Didn't think so.

Marcus’ Sky apology … Cocaine Cassie’s wedding of the year … Nine dumps newsreaders …

Marcus’ Sky apology … Cocaine Cassie’s wedding of the year … Nine dumps newsreaders …

December 18, 2017 1 Comment

Caroline Marcus was forced to walkback claims about Channel Nine's culpability in the Ben McCormack case. Plus other media tid bits for the day.

Australia reacts to the royal commission

Australia reacts to the royal commission

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

December 14, 2017 30 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 …

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

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.