Satirist the most trusted for news

Satirist the most trusted for news

July 24, 2009

The latest TIME poll reveals Daily Show host Jon Stewart as the most trusted newscaster in the United States. The poll was rather limited, but even so, writes Josh Taylor.

Politicians take it to the op-ed pages

July 24, 2009

Politicians have always published op-eds but could the latest flurry of opinion pieces -- Wilson Tuckey, Tony Abbott, Penny Wong -- signal a change in how political communication takes place?

Robert Capa’s iconic Spanish War photo a fake?

Robert Capa’s iconic Spanish War photo a fake?

July 23, 2009

Spanish newspaper El Periodico claims to have proven the Magnum founder and war photographer Robert Capa's famous Spanish Civil War 'falling soldier' picture was set up.

Why journalists deserve low pay: interview with Robert Picard

July 23, 2009

Christian Science Monitor editor John Yemma chats to media consultant Robert Picard, who stirred up a bit of controversy with an op-ed in the paper last month entitled "Why journalists deserve low pay".

The West Australian’s ethics beggar belief

July 23, 2009 3

Last Friday, two cadet reporters masqueraded as beggars on the streets of Perth to obtain information for articles published in The West Australian. Is this deception?

Kyle Sandilands and the art of Chinese takeaway

Kyle Sandilands and the art of Chinese takeaway

July 22, 2009 2

Ralph Magazine has invited us into the conjugal bed of singer Tamara Jaber. Which is only half the story, writes Helen Razer.

Media scoops: who you gonna call?

July 22, 2009

Media veteran Peter Himler reflects on TMZ.com scooping Michael Jackson's death, the NYT breaking the passing of Walter Cronkite and asks: who do you call when you have a exclusive news story in this new media age?

Palin’s resignation: the edited version

July 22, 2009

Sarah Palin's resignation speech was never going to be the Gettysburg Address, but it still lacked, er, polish. Just how bad was it? Vanity Fair let their sub-editing team loose on a transcript to find out.

Warren Truss: If only journos treated Labor as badly as the Nats

July 22, 2009

Journalists can deal in wish fulfilment all they like in their private lives, but it’s a different story when it comes to their responsibilities as journalists, writes Warren Truss, leader of the National Party.

Showdown: news nerds vs. web wonks

Showdown: news nerds vs. web wonks

July 21, 2009

Which media consumers are better informed: those who still unfold the daily broadsheet at breakfast, or those who surf the net for their news-fix?