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China learns the Yin and Yang of PR

Crikey July 8, 2009

China has a new media management strategy: savvy PR! The Uighurs have a counter-strategy: breaking shit.

Lawyer: Newsweek journo on trial in Iran

Crikey July 7, 2009

Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari and a number of reformist leaders in Iran are to face trial accused of "acting against national security."

Foreign media spark new protest in China

Crikey July 7, 2009

Foreign reporters start to interview locals in Xinjiang who air their grievances and start a riot.

Grading the celebrity faculty of YouTube’s J-school

Grading the celebrity faculty of YouTube’s J-school

Crikey July 6, 2009

YouTube recently launched their Reporters' Center, offering free video journalism tutorials from some of the media's biggest names. But are they actually any good? Lewis Grossblogger grades the online professors on their classes.

Vale Frank Devine: a wise and guiding hand

Richard Farmer July 3, 2009 5 Comments

He was an editor with a hand that guided rather than wielded a big stick.

Black reporters on the Michelle-O beat: does race play a role?

Black reporters on the Michelle-O beat: does race play a role?

Crikey July 3, 2009

The majority of reporters covering the movements of the Michelle Obama all have one thing in common -- they're African American women. Do these journalists have special insight into the First Lady's mind, or are inadvertently too invested in her success?

Helen Thomas: Obama is a media control freak

Crikey July 3, 2009

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas is becoming increasingly worried about the Obama administration's attempts to control the press, stating that even Nixon didn't try to exert the same level of control.

Anderson vs. Gladwell: fighting over nothing

Crikey July 3, 2009

The battle between Wired's Chris Anderson and the New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell over Anderson's book Free rages on. But who's right? Are we headed for a "freeconomy", or does everything come at a price?

Madoff and Michael: the media circus is in town

Crikey July 2, 2009

The double feature of Michael Jackson's death and Bernie Madoff's imprisonment may have had us riveted, but the coverage went well beyond the parameters of acceptable journalism, argues Jon Friedman.

Shafer: we’re entering a golden age of journalism

Crikey July 2, 2009

Just because the journalism business is going to hell, it doesn't mean that journalism isn't thriving, says Slate's Jack Shafer -- the technology at our disposal today would have the hacks of yesteryear salivating.