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International media thins out in Iran

Crikey June 20, 2009

As press visas expire in Iran, professional journalists are increasingly leaving coverage of dissent to the citizens of Iran.

Reporting Tehran: suddenly we were all in this together

Crikey June 19, 2009

In Iran, when the proverbial hit the fan and journalists were under attack, they banded together and showed a cooperative spirit not usually on display, writes Austin Mackell.

Woman’s Day saves and severs a marriage

Woman’s Day saves and severs a marriage

Crikey June 19, 2009 1 Comment

Woman's Day splashes with a story on Lisa Curry's wedding split... then runs an ad for 30 Plus that Curry credits for "saving her marriage..."

Judge upholds journo’s right to withhold IRA details

Crikey June 19, 2009

A judge has ruled that journalist Suzanne Breen's life would be in danger if she was forced to hand information garnered during an interview Real IRA to the police.

<em>Washington Post</em> fires Froomkin

Washington Post fires Froomkin

Crikey June 19, 2009

The Washington Post have boned left-wing blogger Dan Froomkin, one of the paper's most outspoken (and often only) voices against the Iraq War during the Bush years.

What the media can learn from Twitter’s big week

Crikey June 19, 2009

It's been a boom week for Twitter, with its role in the Iranian protests being splashed across the world's media. Traditional news organisations could learn a thing or two.

Ahmadinejad sucks at Photoshop

Ahmadinejad sucks at Photoshop

Crikey June 18, 2009

Iranian Government-controlled newspaper Kayhan has been caught-out doctoring a photo of a pro-Ahmedinejad rally to look bigger. But who cares? asks Gawker: you don't need a clumsily manipulated photo to know that the Iranian regime engages in propaganda.

Why travel writers lie

Crikey June 18, 2009

Martin Lane explains why Australian travel journalism's freebie culture means you won't be seeing too many Aussie hacks dishing the real dirt on tourism.

Take a virtual newsroom tour

Take a virtual newsroom tour

Crikey June 18, 2009

10,000 Words checks out the best online, virtual newsroom tours, letting viewers experience where the magic of where the media happens, without having to interact with icky real journalists.

Postmodern spruiking overload at The Age

Crikey June 17, 2009

Cabaret singer Melissa Madder Gray's conducted a master class on self-promotion in last week's Sunday Age.