Topic archives: Journalism

The art of the political interview: tips for news players

June 14, 2018 4

Young journo? Newbie politician? Crikey talked to the experts for tips on how the get the best out of an interview (or at least, avoid the worst).

Media Adviser: burnout doesn’t need to be part of a journo’s job

June 13, 2018 2

The media's known for being a high-stress environment. Maybe it's time for it to take on the support systems of other high-stress industries.

The media is part of the malaise gripping our politics

June 6, 2018

Crikey readers respond to Bernard Keane's diagnosis of Australian media, plus the question of criticising the ABC.

If voters can see the lie, surely journos can report it

June 5, 2018 1

Crikey readers respond to the ongoing debate about journalists calling a lie a lie, and media accountability on Barnaby.

Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

June 5, 2018 31

Australians are ill-served by a media that focuses only on the surface and not on the depths; on the symptoms and not the disease producing them.

A lie by any other name: why can’t journos call politicians liars?

June 4, 2018 17

A New York Times journalist is under fire for the reporting of Trump's "demonstrable falsehoods", but this issue goes far beyond the US media.

Australia’s most memorable cases of chequebook journalism

May 29, 2018 19

Barnaby Joyce is hardly the first person to profit from a paid interview in Australia.

Just stop pooling misery. We still need trainee journalists.

May 23, 2018 2

Former reporters may respond cynically to Fairfax's most recent traineeship round, but we still need the people-power for public good journalism.

New tech allows News Corp to spy on journalists

May 18, 2018 1

Storyful, a subsidiary of News Corp, has developed software for journalists that monitors videos and images seen by reporters using it, The Guardian has revealed. It's not the first time journalists have been spied on at work.

#HaveDied: New York Times causes fury over report of Israeli killing

May 15, 2018 9

Journalists are condemning headlines from both The New York Times and CNN which leave Israel out of the news entirely.

How the media is covering (or not covering) the Margaret River tragedy

May 14, 2018 23

Aaron Cockman is being quoted as a "grieving father" now, but early reports painted him as a suspect. Why are we only hearing his version of events?

How Australia (and the whole Asia Pacific region) rates for press freedom

May 3, 2018 4

Today the United Nations is marking World Press Freedom Day. So what does our report card actually look like?

The uncomfortable reason Australian journos don’t like The New York Times

May 1, 2018 34

The US publication has been plagued by criticism since hitting our shores, but is its coverage really so unusual? This is what the rest of the world has always dealt with.

ABC admits it ignored ‘thousands of pages’ from the Cabinet Files

April 11, 2018 22

The ABC is still struggling to get its story straight on why it handed thousands of pages of internal government documents back to bureaucrats rather than share the contents with Australians.

To blur or not to blur … YouTube shooting fake news … Sunrise segment investigated …

April 4, 2018

The media near unanimously showed the face of a man climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

Interviewing Helen Garner made me question the journalistic process

March 22, 2018 2

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.