How media regulation works

How media regulation works

July 31, 2009 2

Wondering how and where you can complain about the Kyle and Jackie-O rape segment? Bernard Keane has the answers.

Journalists are people too

July 31, 2009

The caricature of reporters as conniving, self-interested louts plays nicely for Hollywood, but in reality, journalists are real people who regularly come face-to-face with catastrophe and tragedy. Is that the untold story?

A tale of two media incidents

July 30, 2009 8

Both The Chaser and Austereo's Kyle and Jackie O show have stepped outside acceptable public standards recently. One dealt well with the fallout, the other, not so much.

Australians clueless about refugees

July 30, 2009

Australians are "stunningly poorly-informed" about asylum seekers, thanks mainly to an anti-refugee campaign run by the media, writes Jeremy Sears.

Chris Anderson: the future is free

July 30, 2009

Salon probes the mind of Chris Anderson, editor of Wired and author of controversial book "Free", who says newspapers don't matter, online writers are happy working for nothing and "free" is the future of the media.

Student journos head to Iraq

July 29, 2009

Three Alaskan journalism students are heading to Iraq to become embedded journalists. Frighteningly, this means the University of Alaska is about have more journalists in Iraq than any major US paper.

News Ltd and the cold shoulder of redundancy

News Ltd and the cold shoulder of redundancy

July 29, 2009 5

The journalists' union is taking a hard look at News Limited's redundancies, writes Christopher Warren.

Healthcare is boring and confusing

July 28, 2009

Sick kids? Indigenous health? More rural doctors? Apparently healthcare, although worthy, is a boring topic that kills ratings and is confusing for journalists to report. And journalists are even admitting it…

You Liar: never charged, but “suspected murderer” Sands loses defamation case

July 28, 2009

An extraordinary five year defamation case, involving a TV station, a radio network, a federal MP and a press photographer, ended yesterday when the court ruled in favour of the media organisations.

Tabloids struggle with health report

July 28, 2009

Australia's tabloid/broadsheet divide was again highlighted with the release of the important, if difficult-to-pitch, report from the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission which landed yesterday.