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Why Australia needs not-for-profit newspapers

Why Australia needs not-for-profit newspapers

In an industry of social responsibilities, focus on profits drives bad behaviour. Papers in the US and Canada are leaving for-profit models; why not us?

When applying whitewash to Captain Cook, hold your brush at an obtuse angle

When applying whitewash to Captain Cook, hold your brush at an obtuse angle

A recent piece by Nick Cater in The Australian responds to a defence of graffiti on a Captain Cook statue in Sydney.

Media Adviser: being 40-something in a modern newsroom makes me feel like a dinosaur

Media Adviser: being 40-something in a modern newsroom makes me feel like a dinosaur

In the middle of news media's biggest moment of crisis, the kids aren't the problem, and you could be part of the solution, Media Adviser explains.

Guy Rundle reads the Oz so you don't have to

Guy Rundle reads the Oz so you don't have to

It's dirty work, but someone's gotta do it.

What does life look like after editing a major metro newspaper?

What does life look like after editing a major metro newspaper?

The ivory tower of academia is very attractive to a lot of former newspaper editors, but it's not the only hotspot.

Greens Derangement Syndrome spreads to the right wing's pre-frontal cortex!

Greens Derangement Syndrome spreads to the right wing's pre-frontal cortex!

It seems Greens Derangement Syndrome also affects the right-wing mind's capacity to perform basic mathematical/psephological analysis.

A journalist's nightmare ... more Daily Tele 'exclusives' ... Murdoch recovering from boat accident ...

A journalist's nightmare ... more Daily Tele 'exclusives' ... Murdoch recovering from boat accident ...

Journalist Louise Milligan, author of Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell, has been ordered to transcribe her shorthand notes as she prepares to give evidence in Pell's court case.

'Journalists are miserable' ... Tele defends Rush story ... Fifield advises against dropping the C bomb ...

'Journalists are miserable' ... Tele defends Rush story ... Fifield advises against dropping the C bomb ...

Former Fairfax editorial director Sean Aylmer has called journalists "insecure" and "miserable", while describing how he needed to pull back from being "too honest" in talking about restructures at the media giant because of leaks to rival outlets.

Sunrise's panel follow-up ... Court rules against Tele in Rush case ... Chip shot from the bunker ...

Sunrise's panel follow-up ... Court rules against Tele in Rush case ... Chip shot from the bunker ...

Sunrise has followed up its error-ridden, all-white panel discussion of removing Aboriginal children from their families. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

What's an ABC story? ... Panahi's new Sky gig ... how to cover a cyclone ...

What's an ABC story? ... Panahi's new Sky gig ... how to cover a cyclone ...

An internal review at the ABC has found that the national broadcaster focuses more on federal news and less on "hip pocket" stories, prompting recommendations to up the amount of human interest pieces.