Topic archives: mainstream media

Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

June 18, 2018 10

The Liberals have been playing a long game on ABC attacks, but it's the commercial media that's now given them the final play.

‘I didn’t go into journalism to make friends, and I have succeeded’: Independent Australia

April 6, 2018 3

David Donovan, editor of Independent Australia has a theory about why mainstream outlets "despise" him: he keeps showing them up.

Razing the Barr: self-serving mainstream media unite against ACT leader

March 13, 2018 39

Despite the campaign against him, what Andrew Barr said about mainstream media in this country is, unfortunately, true.

Enough leadership drivel

June 25, 2013 14

Crikey readers HATE our editorial of yesterday, and they want us to leave Julia Gillard alone.

Shame on the media’s obsession with the Singlehouse ‘scandal’

Shame on the media’s obsession with the Singlehouse ‘scandal’

May 7, 2013 25

The John Singleton-Gai Waterhouse saga is a non-story that sums up where the mainstream media is headed. It's a ready-made narrative without meaning, and it's easy for the media to cover. Get used to this.

From the vault: journos v bloggers just doesn’t matter any more

June 14, 2012 11

The challenge confronting the mainstream media is no longer about bloggers and citizen journalists, if it ever was.

Dear Julian Disney — you hear cacophony, I hear community

November 10, 2011 12

Yet again we're being told the internet is a frontier that needs closing -- this time by the Press Council.

Superinjunctions, phone hacks and WikiLeaks: media at the crossroads

April 13, 2011 11

Phone hacking, superinjunctions and WikiLeaks sum up the problems of the UK media -- which are being replicated here. Forget about a statutory protection of privacy in this environment.

Twitter v the MSM: covering Gaddafi’s war against reality

March 21, 2011 9

Twitter is supposed to lack credibility as a news source compared to the mainstream media. But not, it seems, when it comes to rehashing propaganda from Gaddafi.

When governments know less than their citizens

February 8, 2011

The traditional asymmetry of information between people and their governments has been upended in recent months. It's unlikely to ever be restored.

New Paradigm Politics may not change a thing

September 10, 2010 65

The mainstream media clearly dislike the new political paradigm. This is what you get when you mess with them.

How the mainstream media are hypocrites

June 3, 2010

After a blog broke news about a Google Maps lawsuit, mainstream media sites ripped off the story, photos and lawsuit PDF without any proper attribution. Isn't what they hate blogs doing? asks Danny Sullivan.

All locked away in our digital ghettoes

November 5, 2009

With the decline of the mainstream media, we’re also losing something social media cannot provide. What about the viewpoints that we don't want to hear, but should?

Good time for government-funded media companies

May 13, 2009

It’s not such a bad time to be a media company that gets most of its money from the government, writes Jock Given.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

February 19, 2008 3

Rudd and Burke ... Saint Kevin’s mortal sin ... Wayne Swan ... foreign investment ... inflation and interest rates ... child abuse ... The Oz and the "culture wars" ...

Blogwatch: the Sorry edition

January 31, 2008 2

Social networking Sorry ... Media reacts ... Brendan Nelson not yet ready.

2007: The (second) last TV election

October 29, 2007

The next time someone says we’re experiencing Australia’s "first Internet election" or our "first YouTube election", slap them. Slap them very hard, writes Stilgherrian.

Blogs, truth … The Oz just doesn’t get it

July 16, 2007

They really don’t get it. That is the only conclusion that can be drawn from The Australian’s extraordinary display of glass jaw over the blogosphere’s critique of Dennis Shanahan’s reporting of poll results.