Media

May, 2018

#HaveDied: New York Times causes fury over report of Israeli killing

, May 15, 2018

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Journalists are condemning headlines from both The New York Times and CNN which leave Israel out of the news entirely.

How the media is covering (or not covering) the Margaret River tragedy

, May 14, 2018

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Aaron Cockman is being quoted as a "grieving father" now, but early reports painted him as a suspect. Why are we only hearing his version of events?

Sunday Tele’s ‘inaccurate’ report … new website, same old content … US TV’s killing season begins …

, May 14, 2018

The Australian Press Council has found that theĀ Sunday Telegraph in breach of standards for an article that implied a woman's death was caused by her son. And other media tidbits of the day.

A timeline: the Press Council’s messy Carla McGrath appointment

, May 14, 2018

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The Australian Press Council has announced that it has voted to remove GetUp deputy chair Carla McGrath as a public member of the council, following a lengthy process of sustained attacks from The Australian.

The clear message behind the government’s ABC cuts

, May 14, 2018

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The government has definitively told the ABC that if they're not going to stay off the media oligopolies' turf, then they'll be starved. It's going to take some shrewd maneuvering for the broadcaster to come out the other side.

ABC has ‘no more fat to cut’ … News Corp’s radical change … Chinese channel banned from Eurovision …

, May 11, 2018

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The ABC has continued its public relations campaign against the Government's cuts in Tuesday's Federal Budget with news director Gaven Morris's address to the Melbourne Press Club yesterday. "Make no mistake, there is no more fat to cut in ABC News. From this point on, we're cutting into muscle," he said.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

, May 11, 2018

Apart from a strong showing for Seven in the regions and a decent night for Masterchef, it was a ratings night to forget all round

How AAP is filling the gaps in shrinking newsrooms

, May 11, 2018

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AAP Editor-in-chief Tony Gillies talks to Crikey about the company's rapidly increasing presence.

Just how ‘vindictive’ was the government’s ABC cut?

, May 10, 2018

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The government singled out the ABC for particular punishment in this year's budget, while it has showered cash on its competitors.

Media independence in Cambodia takes a nose dive ahead of elections

, May 10, 2018

Major upheavals at Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post highlight a corrupt political and business landscape and a nose-dive for press freedom.

Budget front pages … vale Russell McPhedran … Phnom Penh Post exodus …

, May 09, 2018

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Australian newspapers have come through again for the 2018 budget, the most wonderful time of the year for front pages. And other media tidbits of the day.

‘Ideological and vindictive’: reactions to ABC budgets cuts

, May 09, 2018

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ABC staff have responded to new $84 million cuts to the broadcaster's funding, which union officials are calling a highly politicised attack against an already besieged vital service.

Newspaper sale another blow to Cambodia’s press freedom

, May 08, 2018

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The sale of Cambodia's last independent newspaper over the weekend has prompted an open revolt by staff, with senior staff including the editor-in-chief either quitting or being fired.

Budget bullshit watch: is it really time to say cheers to cheap beer?

, May 07, 2018

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The government has found itself a very convenient narrative ahead of tomorrow's budget, and the media seem all too happy to jump on board.

What ABC’s Rudd apology reveals … Exclusive watch … Ten pops up in CBS results

, May 04, 2018

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The Sydney Morning Herald has obtained the letter of apology ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie sent to former PM Kevin Rudd. And other media tidbits of the day.

Freebies and scents: how newspapers try to lure you in to buy a copy

, May 04, 2018

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Newspapers might have smaller circulations these days but their attempts to get people to subscribe are tried-and-tested.

Press Freedom medals awarded … digital platforms ‘damage journalism’ … apology for ‘devastating’ gun ad …

, May 03, 2018

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Journalist and former political prisoner Peter Greste has been awarded a press freedom medal by the Australian Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

How Australia (and the whole Asia Pacific region) rates for press freedom

, May 03, 2018

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Today the United Nations is marking World Press Freedom Day. So what does our report card actually look like?

Is there a moral and economic imperative to vandalise share bikes?

, May 02, 2018

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Dockless share bikes unfairly compete with other transport options by imposing costs on the community. It's up to the community to correct that.

ABC breached impartiality standard for calling Abbott ‘destructive’

, May 01, 2018

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ACMA referred to the Macquarie dictionary for a definition of "destructive" in its finding.