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What are Ben Roberts-Smith's chances against Fairfax?

What are Ben Roberts-Smith's chances against Fairfax?

The former soldier has launched defamation action over a front-page story in The Age. His reputation is inevitably harmed, but the question of whether he'll win the case is a bit more complicated.

What is the true nature of Dutton's politics?

What is the true nature of Dutton's politics?

It seems an obvious question, until you realise the level of hatred and fury directed at Malcolm Turnbull from the Liberal right wing has been utterly inexplicable. The specific belief system of Dutton, Abbott and Co is baffling.

Was this Malcolm Turnbull's parting shot at News Corp?

Was this Malcolm Turnbull's parting shot at News Corp?

The outgoing PM had a list of journos he wanted to call on for his final presser. You don't have to look too hard to see the pattern.

Alan Jones and the strange case of the 'fake news' spill

Alan Jones and the strange case of the 'fake news' spill

A series of tweets from Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones preceding the leadership spill made us once again ask: is Jones reporting the news or is he creating it?

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.