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Who was John Sorell? Newsroom legend’s legacy of abuse revealed.

Who was John Sorell? Newsroom legend’s legacy of abuse revealed.

Emily Watkins October 24, 2017 4 Comments

As Tracey Spicer announced this week she was investigating sexual predators in the media, she also named a serial harasser as John Sorell. But who was he?

Razer: we finally reached peak Q&A

Razer: we finally reached peak Q&A

Helen Razer October 24, 2017 39 Comments

This week's Q&A episode on marriage equality was billed as a “debate” and was boiled down to its noisome essence. Which is to say, it said things that have been already said and said.

NBN frenzy … Exclusive Brethren v Michael Bachelard … The revolving door

NBN frenzy … Exclusive Brethren v Michael Bachelard … The revolving door

Emily Watkins October 23, 2017 1 Comment

Today's newspapers have preempted tonight's NBN Four Corners episode with a very broad definition of an "exclusive".

Why racist stuff-ups continue to plague the ad industry

Why racist stuff-ups continue to plague the ad industry

Crikey October 23, 2017 9 Comments

The recent controversy around a Dove ad raised questions around what checks and balances advertising agencies have in place to prevent such stuff-ups.

NT News journo gone … Walkley finalists announced … seeing double …

NT News journo gone … Walkley finalists announced … seeing double …

Emily Watkins October 20, 2017 1 Comment

NT News political reporter Chris Walsh has left the paper in a shock to many in the Top End.

Australia’s media predators … ‘The fear that permeates news outlets’ … Mark Latham sued for defo …

Australia’s media predators … ‘The fear that permeates news outlets’ … Mark Latham sued for defo …

Emily Watkins October 19, 2017 1 Comment

Broadcaster Tracey Spicer has revealed she's investigating two long-term sexual harassers in the Australian media industry.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer October 18, 2017

Channel Nine walked it home last night, amidst the fallout from Lisa Wilkinson's defection.

Solomon who? … Vale Iain Shedden … Assange’s right of reply

Solomon who? … Vale Iain Shedden … Assange’s right of reply

Emily Watkins October 17, 2017 3 Comments

Fairfax's business pages get their businessmen in a muddle, confusing Solomon Lew and Garry Hounslew.

Who will replace Lisa Wilkinson?

Who will replace Lisa Wilkinson?

Emily Watkins October 17, 2017 10 Comments

For viewers waking up with Today this morning, longtime host Lisa Wilkinson was missing, and there's no obvious contender to replace her, media analyst Peter Cox says.

ABC’s ‘exclusive’ with HRC … Hendo’s howlers … Disney copies Aunty ….

ABC’s ‘exclusive’ with HRC … Hendo’s howlers … Disney copies Aunty ….

Emily Watkins October 16, 2017 11 Comments

Aunty's chat with Hillary Clinton isn't that special. And other media tidbits of the day.