Memo to Bolt: race runs deeper than skin colour

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

April 15, 2009

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

Tamils in Torres Strait

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

April 9, 2009

Mmmm we love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.

Mark Scott: NBN will reshape everything

April 9, 2009

I am not in a position to lecture anyone about what is happening in the media today. I don’t think anyone is, said ABC chief Mark Scott in a speech last night.

Quality journalism will bloom online

April 9, 2009

In my view the internet provides the opportunity for the rebirth of this kind of journalism, not its death.

Ashby v. Pallas, and the court of public opinion

April 7, 2009

So what value does The Age's secret leaked Mullett document really have? Asks Greg Barns

The future of “quality” journalism: lots of questions, few answers

April 6, 2009

A bunch of media people gathered at the ABC’s in Sydney last week to discuss the future of journalism, and not one of them whinged about bloggers.

Who is the minister some bits of Fairfax refuse to name?

April 6, 2009

It seems different arms of the Fairfax Media empire are more circumspect than others when it comes to outing Victorian state government ministers, writes Andrew Crook.

Xenophon’s push to improve shield laws

April 6, 2009

Independent senator Nick Xenophon is working on a plan to force the federal Government to improve its proposed shield laws for journalists' sources.