May, 2018

The uncomfortable reason Australian journos don’t like The New York Times

, May 01, 2018

The US publication has been plagued by criticism since hitting our shores, but is its coverage really so unusual? This is what the rest of the world has always dealt with.

Media Adviser: being 40-something in a modern newsroom makes me feel like a dinosaur

, Apr 30, 2018

In the middle of news media's biggest moment of crisis, the kids aren't the problem, and you could be part of the solution, Media Adviser explains.

Filing cabinets and censure: understanding the ABC culture of cautious restraint

, Apr 23, 2018

Like many big legacy media companies, the ABC is grappling with disruption, but with one major difference.

Guy Rundle reads the Oz so you don’t have to

, Apr 23, 2018

It's dirty work, but someone's gotta do it.

The AFR’s obsession with Emma Alberici reaches fever pitch

, Apr 18, 2018

How long will Financial Review readers have to put up with a senior journalist's obsessive writing about the ABC's Emma Alberici?

Ozwatch: filling the pages with empty extremes

, Apr 17, 2018

The Australian serves up contentless optimism versus contentless pessimism. Beats sober analysis I guess.

A short history of the worst (best?) news typos and mistakes 

, Apr 17, 2018

The Daily Mail journo isn't the only one who has fukt up.

ABC admits it ignored ‘thousands of pages’ from the Cabinet Files

, Apr 11, 2018

The ABC is still struggling to get its story straight on why it handed thousands of pages of internal government documents back to bureaucrats rather than share the contents with Australians.

Media Adviser: a guide to dealing with the newsroom arsehole

, Apr 11, 2018

When you have a star on staff who's bringing in money but making life miserable for everyone else, it's important to remember stars for what they are: huge balls of burning gas.

Why having star journalists is risky for the ABC

, Apr 10, 2018

Unlike most networks, the ABC has to be cautious when a star journalist emerges among its ranks. Unsurprisingly, it's all about playing politics.

Discontent at the AFR after Rich List editor is taken without a fight

, Apr 09, 2018

John Stensholt, who ran the coveted AFR's Rich List, has been head-hunted by the The Australian in a move that has revealed staff disquiet about Fairfax's management

The Oz’s innumerate obsession with South African white farmers

, Apr 06, 2018

Caring more about the suffering of white farmers than that of brown people is pretty much the definition of racism.

#Libspill lies: the problem of groupthink is on us as much as social media platforms

, Apr 06, 2018

Fake news about an imminent Dutton Prime Ministership illustrates why social media users are as much to blame as platforms for the deep problems created online.

‘I mainly call myself a journalist to wind the other journalists up’: Shane Dowling

, Apr 05, 2018

After four months in jail for breaching a suppression order, Kangaroo Court of Australia's Shane Dowling says he's not sure if he'd do it again.

Why an NT News court reporter was facing a contempt of court charge

, Apr 03, 2018

The case of NT News reporter Craig Dunlop, who has been facing contempt of court charges, should be a lesson for court administrators and judges everywhere: if you're going to charge a journalist and their employer, make sure you know who published what, when and on whose authority.

Australia faces chin music from the watching world

, Mar 29, 2018

Whether they're laughing or sharing our outrage, everyone is talking about us.

AdNews duped by Betoota Advocate post about Cricket Australia

, Mar 27, 2018

Industry publication AdNews has been taken in by a satirical post from The Betoota Advocate.

Dutton may be Trumpeting divisive bile, just don’t call him a racist

, Mar 26, 2018

The media's response to Dutton's latest talking point has once again illustrated that it's a far graver sin in Australia to label someone a racist than it is to promote racist ideals.

Why reporting on polls is a mug’s game

, Mar 26, 2018

When it comes to reporting polls, journalists think statistical noise is real, and correlation always equals causation.

Even paparazzi think the paparazzi have gone too far in Packer coverage

, Mar 23, 2018

When even a paparazzo thinks you've gone too far, you've probably gone too far.