Topic archives: Journalism

Interviewing Helen Garner made me question the journalistic process

March 22, 2018 1

The author of Skin in the Game explains the slightly awkward process of learning how to interview Australia's best known true crime writer.

The terror of Toy Town

March 16, 2018 15

The clash between over-sensitive journalists and Canberra's chief minister reflects a town that is divorced from the tough realities of ordinary Australian life.

Up Yours: telling deviant truths with Caitlin Johnstone

February 27, 2018 27

Helen Razer shares a long car ride with an Australian journalist who's not afraid to step on the toes of more than a few in the American media.

The technology that could restore public trust in journalism

February 26, 2018 9

A series of new platforms are using the technology that made bitcoin to change the way readers engage with, create, and trust media content.

If you want a government-media conspiracy, it’s right in the open

February 9, 2018 7

The media obsessing about Barnaby Joyce and the ethics of reporting his relationship is trivial compared to the "boiling frog" effect of relentless claims about national security.

The huge stories that could have been killed under the government’s proposed new laws

February 8, 2018 6

The government says it will water down parts of its foreign interference bill that journalists were most worried about. But the bill is still broad, and there are concerns about how journalists will be affected.

Up close and personal: why political leaders will soon be back off bounds

January 22, 2018

Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury may have ruffled more than a few feathers in Washington, but how can access journalism survive when politicians have more followers than magazines have readers?

A brief timeline of Nelly Yoa’s key media appearances

January 8, 2018 11

South Sudanese-Australian commentator Nelly Yoa has been a prominent voice in the "African gang crisis" -- but he's not new to media attention.

Crikey’s end-of-year list of the best end-of-year lists

December 21, 2017 1

As the year winds down news outlets are filling their content gaps with best-of-the-lists. In the spirit of the season, here are some of the best.

How ‘macho’ newsroom culture breeds mental health issues

December 18, 2017 2

Is there something particular about the media industry that makes people more susceptible for mental health problems, and is it worse than others at dealing with mental health issues?