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Authors and poets write the news

CrikeyJun 12, 2009

Haaretz has experimented with article writing, sending out poets to cover Israel's news. For Book Week, all the reporters’ notebooks were handed over to poets and novelists, except for the sports section.

Iranian election coverage lacks independence

CrikeyJun 12, 2009

With at least 15 journalists threatened or summoned for questioning, Reporters Without Borders has condemned the lack of balanced and independent electoral coverage leading up to Iran's election.

Dishonesty, hypocrisy, stimulus and The Australian

Bernard KeaneJun 12, 200910 Comments

The Australian newspaper’s current campaign against the Government’s stimulus package has to be one of the more dishonest and hypocritical of recent years.

A week in media: this too will pass

CrikeyJun 12, 2009

What have we learned this week? That a publicly-funded national broadcaster is as vulnerable to the shrill squawks of the tabloid media; that our PM's office isn't lofty; and that none of it will matter in a week.

The PM, the newspaper and the failed putsch

The PM, the newspaper and the failed putsch

CrikeyJun 12, 2009

A week ago today, the strongly pro-Labour Guardian newspaper ran a full-page editorial calling for the Prime Minister to go. Good journalistic practice or an abuse of its position? asks Stephen Glover.

Computer nerds: the saviours of journalism

Computer nerds: the saviours of journalism

CrikeyJun 9, 2009

Universities are blending journalism and computer programming subjects to create a new breed of media whiz kids to mix high-tech savvy with hard-nosed reporting skills. Can they save the ailing media industry?

5000 back journalist over IRA interviews

CrikeyJun 9, 2009

5000 people, including politicians, celebrities and journalists, have signed a petition backing journalist Suzanne Breen for refusing to hand over information about the murder of two British soldiers by the Real IRA.

Murdoch predicts the end of paper and ink

CrikeyJun 9, 2009

Rupert Murdoch believes that in 20 years, paper and ink newspapers ma no longer exist.

US journos sentenced to 12 years in North Korean jail

US journos sentenced to 12 years in North Korean jail

CrikeyJun 9, 2009

Two US journalists arrested in North Korea while reporting along the China-North Korea border have been sentenced to 12 years in labor prisons.

The year the media died

CrikeyJun 6, 2009

YouTube and L McDuff have blessed the world with an appalling mangling of "American Pie" to the theme, "The year the media died" -- it's so awful it's good.