Topic archives: David Speers

How can News Corp point the finger at Tingle?

March 7, 2018 16

If a journalist has a conflict of interest when they have contractual links with key participants in public debate, where does that leave News Corp?

Midwinter Ball: a night of roasts and mistimed revelry

Midwinter Ball: a night of roasts and mistimed revelry

September 1, 2016 1

Who was that on Derryn Hinch's arm?

Who’s afraid of Leigh Sales? Both leaders dodging tough interviews

June 7, 2016 12

Neither leader has been game enough to face a Leigh Sales grilling during the campaign so far.

Lazy ‘gotcha’ journalism ruins political debate

June 3, 2016 5

Gotcha journalism is, in large part, responsible for politicians not being allowed to utter a single unscripted word.

A comedy of errors

May 26, 2016

David Feeney forgets about home, talking points.

Media briefs: cold news … working for Mitchell … it’s Chris Pyne’s Walkley …

Media briefs: cold news … working for Mitchell … it’s Chris Pyne’s Walkley …

December 8, 2015 1

How do you work with Chris Mitchell? Plus other media tidbits of the day ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 4, 2015 4

Journalism's night of nights ... Whish-Wilson forgets about own inquiry ... name that glider ...

Media briefs: ‘journos don’t share’ … <em>The Guardian</em>‘s balance sheet … it’s all about Bolt …

Media briefs: ‘journos don’t share’ … The Guardian‘s balance sheet … it’s all about Bolt …

October 12, 2015 2

David Speers and Emma Alberici explain the delicate balance between being a breaking new journo and being a hard-hitting interviewer. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 8, 2015 5

Guess who's coming to lunch? ... Who was Speersy's first love? ... is Clive selling his dinosaurs? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 14, 2015 2

Parliament is not the place for your team spirit. Except when it is ... Spearsy v the parliamentary Sarjeant at Arms ... join the Green Army!

New security measures seek to protect press gallery from terrorism

New security measures seek to protect press gallery from terrorism

April 7, 2015 14

If a terrorist were to try to infiltrate Parliament House, doing it through the press gallery might be one of the easiest ways to do it. The Australian Federal Police is cracking down on security blind-spots. But with armed patrols guarding the halls, should journalists be concerned?

News Corp, ABC sitting pretty on Walkley noms while Fairfax tumbles

News Corp, ABC sitting pretty on Walkley noms while Fairfax tumbles

October 24, 2014 11

And the nominees are ...

Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

September 2, 2014 10

The government's intervention in Iraq has been agreed without the claimed support of Iraq. But Labor is docilely following Abbott.

Media briefs: gloating galore … Fibonnaci sequences … goodbye, <em>Offspring</em> …

Media briefs: gloating galore … Fibonnaci sequences … goodbye, Offspring

August 7, 2014 3

Renaissance photography, gloating over Mike Carlton, and other media tidbits of the day.

Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

August 13, 2013 1

The Daily Telegraph is still campaigning hard for the crown of the worst beat-up of the election. Plus other campaign bites noted along the way.

The empty ritual of the modern political debate

The empty ritual of the modern political debate

August 12, 2013 34

The leaders' debates are now pointless, sterile rituals designed to avoid errors. And so Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott fight out a nil-all bore-fest where voters are the only losers.

Morris kicks out … Morris wants Aussies to kick Gillard … Nine does its Block …

Morris kicks out … Morris wants Aussies to kick Gillard … Nine does its Block …

May 1, 2012 1

In today's Media Briefs: Grahame Morris on kicking Julia Gillard to death ... James Murdoch to face ... Garry Linnell promoted to editorial director at Fairfax and more ...

BSkyB investigated … Rupert’s public service announcement … Shorten’s PM view …

BSkyB investigated … Rupert’s public service announcement … Shorten’s PM view …

April 27, 2012 1

In today's Media Briefs: Are Rupert's BSkyB ambitions up in the air? ... How the media business really works ... Shorten's PM agenda ... Front Page of the Day ... The Department of Corrections ... and more ...

O’Brien’s Obama scoop leaves Speers out in the cold

O’Brien’s Obama scoop leaves Speers out in the cold

April 14, 2010 19

Kerry O'Brien has scored a major scoop: an exclusive 15-minute yak with Barack Obama, to be recorded at the White House. How did the ABC land the big gig that's left Sky News smarting?

Press pack jockey for an interview guerns as POTUS visit looms

March 18, 2010

POTUS fever has gripped the ranks of the Australian press corps, who are in frantic negotiations to nab a interview with the leader of the free world during 24-hour stopover next week, despite the lingering chance the visit will be nixed, and an apparent slapdown from the US Embassy.