Four Corners didn’t pursue the full debt story

April 1, 2008 7

Last night Four Corners had a story called Debtland which looked at the rise in personal debt in this country. There are a number of points missed that could have added to the story which attracted 1.009 million viewers, writes Glenn Dyer.

Crikey essay: ABC Playback is a backwards step

March 31, 2008 1

ABC Playback seems more like the last gasp of old-style broadcast TV than a prelude to something new and wonderful, writes Stilgherrian.

Scott delivers Aunty’s medicine

March 28, 2008 1

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott is trying to do more and more with no more resources – while limbering up to ask for a bigger share of the public purse, writes Margaret Simons.

The Oz’s SS Macklin yarn deserves to sink without a trace

March 27, 2008 2

Can any of this be actually regarded as journalism? asks Chris Graham.

Crikey Says

March 27, 2008 1

The simple facts are that The Australian's MV Pikkuw story was an erroneous beat up.

Wanted: vision for communications portfolio. Reward offered

March 27, 2008

When are we going to get a Minister for Communications who is actually worth the crumpet? Margaret Simons writes.

Crikey Says

March 19, 2008

Melbourne Channel Nine News' third top news story involved a scoop about a group of bridesmaids who were forced to wear tracksuits to a wedding when their dresses didn't turn up.

Crikey Says

March 17, 2008

The last time they found HMAS Sydney...

It’s all over for the WAN board

March 17, 2008 1

The four non-executive directors of West Australian Newspapers sealed their fate over the weekend with a bizarre suicide pact, writes Stephen Mayne.

Crikey Says

March 11, 2008

How to have your outrage and eat it too.