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Eating red meat: like smoke from a hungry anus

April 21, 2009

Last Sunday's Age carried two articles on red meat by Melinda Houston. Anybody wanting to write an advertorial should study this piece of journalism in detail, it's brilliant, writes Geoff Russell.

A degree of despair

April 21, 2009

Imagine if you studied for four years and then your profession ceased to exist. It's not quite <em>that</em> dire, but journalism traineeships in the UK have all but dried up.

A five-day delay doesn’t equal a cover-up

April 21, 2009

Taking time to gather information about the asylum seeker boat that exploded at Ashmore Reef doesn't necessarily indicate a cover-up, writes Scott Bridges.

Why are newspapers exploiting the people they cover?

April 20, 2009

Journalists complain that Google exploits their content. But if you go by the journalist's own logic, then the truth is that they are exploiting the newsmakers they cover, argues Mike Masnick.

The death of journalism excellence

April 20, 2009

Journalism isn't dead -- but it's not very good, either.

White arsonists by the boatload

April 17, 2009

Will politicians and shockjocks now start whispering about how country Victorians started the bushfire disaster themselves?

Bolt plumbs new depths in asylum seeker debate

April 17, 2009

Comments by Andrew Bolt and co. in the 36 hours since the Ashmore explosion show politics and public debate at their absolute worst.

Social media bites McDonalds and Domino’s

April 17, 2009

Filthy Adelaide Maccas a worlwide hit ... US paper ad revenue plummets ... Should The NY Times go online-only?

Australian TV news producers pick Mel over Kim

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

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?