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Australian TV news producers pick Mel over Kim

Crikey April 17, 2009

It was the story that enthralled the world's news editors, writes Neil Walker. A matter of great importance: Mel Gibson's divorce.

Media are stabbing in the dark to survive

Crikey April 16, 2009

Media managers are jumping on the bandwagon of every new technological trend that comes their way in an attempt to survive -- but will that work without a clear plan of attack?

AP: 11 reasons why we’re fighting aggregation

Crikey April 16, 2009

The Associated Press explain how they want to save the future of news media with intellectual property protection.

Get over it media giants, we’re going to co-opt your copy

Sophie Black April 16, 2009

Borrowing, sponging, lifting, scrounging, leaching, pinching, and outright theft of other publications' work is firmly in the American journalistic tradition, says Slate's Jack Shafer.

Will those damn alcopops never go away?

Bernard Keane April 16, 2009

The nation’s 15-year-olds have much to answer for.

Fairfax: have sponsor, will travel

Crikey April 16, 2009

The Hun's prejudicial murder framing ... Seattle journos create their own news source ... BBC reporter breaches rules on impartiality

Memo to Bolt: race runs deeper than skin colour

Chris Graham April 16, 2009

Any attention is good attention, right? There's no other rational way to explain Andrew Bolt's column in the Herald Sun yesterday.

The spin is all in the prism

Crikey April 15, 2009

Political reporters see everything through a prism. It changes according to mood and moment, writes Alastair Campbell.

Tamils in Torres Strait

Andrew Bartlett April 15, 2009

The Torres News has a piece on their website (and the front page of their dead tree version) about the recent arrival of fifty Tamil asylum seekers in the region. The style and detail of the story makes an interesting contrast to a lot of the mainstream media coverage of asylum seeker arrivals.

A fine field of winners

Sophie Black April 9, 2009

Mmmm we love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.