Global advertising market trashed, again

April 15, 2009

Global advertising spending will suffer the biggest fall in almost 30 years in 2009.

Nine’s This Afternoon experiment could founder

April 15, 2009

The Nine Network's plan for its new 4.30pm program isn't a foregone conclusion.

Ten Network parent off the air

April 14, 2009

The Ten Network's owner, Canwest, is increasingly close to the brink.

Nine News memo: Calvert has his work cut out for him

April 14, 2009

The Nine Network's latest attempt to save its Sydney 6pm news was detailed in a memo last Thursday from Mark Calvert, the Network's news boss.

David Leckie’s lucky Seven sell-off

April 8, 2009

The David Leckie share sell-off is a neat example of why equity incentive plans can fail to align with shareholder and executive interests, writes Adam Schwab.

Easter, what a waste of time it is (well in TV land)

April 6, 2009

Easter, what a waste of time it is. A great early year holiday break, buns and eggs up to the eyeballs and beyond, fish, if you are of that way, BBQs, of course and lots of sport. But not much else, especially on TV and outside of sport.

Fox News’s Mad, Apocalyptic, Tearful Rising Star

April 1, 2009

Right wing tearaway Glenn Beck says he identifies with the character of Howard Beale, the unhinged fictional TV news anchorman who declares on the air that he is “mad as hell.”

The Crikey F-ckability Index

December 18, 2007 7

We rate TV people on the Westacott scale.

Big Brother: a libertarian’s view

July 4, 2006

The big downside of being a libertarian is having to defend odious garbage like Big Brother. As loathsomely exploitative as BB is, if the moral panic brigade were to succeed in taking it off air, there may be no holding back the censorious tide. This is no time to be letting down the libertarian guard […]

Journalism in the Top End: how one polly strangled me

February 14, 2000

The Northern Territory is a frontier town where red-necked politicians send 15 year old Aboriginal kids to jail for pinching a pack of biscuits, as a complacent local media cheers them on. Being a journalist in Darwin is only marginally less dangerous, says experienced TV reporter Jeremy Thompson.