November 1, 2017 3
The ACCC's new media merger guidelines address diversity but not in a way that provides any certainty for investors or consumers.
November 1, 2017 21
The launch of Media Diversity Australia, a new group calling for more balanced representation in Australian media, has highlighted once again how we have to go.
May 8, 2017 8
The government's media reform package is more a media aid package, but it won't help dinosaur media in the long run, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
March 1, 2016 1
A changing media environment is producing greater policy challenges than ever before for media regulation, but so far they've been ignored.
February 29, 2016 3
Diversity is at the centre of how and why we regulate our media -- but how and why we regulate it is likely to be lost in the current media reform debate.
February 28, 2013 18
Media ownership is a notoriously difficult issue -- both for politicians and the press. Bernard Keane explains why governments today face challenges their predecessors didn't have to deal with.
November 5, 2012 5
So many new voices, so little real journalism -- a breeding ground for corruption and failed politics. Gideon Haigh asks who will prevail, in the final chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.
August 3, 2012
If the Hamburg-based media conglomerate Bauer Media buys Australian Consolidated Press's magazine stable there will be howls of protest -- but the move would have an upside too.
June 25, 2012 6
Attempts to regulate media diversity miss the point that there may be little diversity left to regulate.
May 2, 2012 4
The current model of media ownership regulation has failed to protect our media diversity -- but will the Convergence Review's proposal work better?
April 26, 2012 2
The crisis around UK minister Jeremy Hunt illustrates the problems of a media public interest test.
September 21, 2011
Using a public interest test to manage media diversity is problematic -- but it's a popular option.
August 31, 2011 13
News Ltd's assault on the Prime Minister has strengthened the case for a media inquiry, but what are the chances of an effective inquiry?
August 16, 2011 19
There is no democratic or economic rationale to support suggestions that News Limited should be forced to divest any of its Australian newspapers.
July 18, 2011 69
The problem for any inquiry into media diversity is politicians won't act to retrieve what we've lost.
July 15, 2011 4
It pays to be careful when it comes to regulating the media. Here are some tips for the recent entrants in the game of "Regulate the Press".
May 30, 2011
Should journalism be regarded as a basic public utility? It is a question particularly pertinent for Australia, which ranks 41st in terms of media diversity, writes Mr Denmore.
February 24, 2011
Lachlan Murdoch now runs Ten, owns half a radio network, and sits on the News Corp board, but has so far faced only one media diversity obstacle.
December 15, 2010 3
If you were starting from scratch in regulating media ownership, what would you count as influential?
November 16, 2010 27
We're now down to six national sources of commercial media, courtesy of the Murdoch-Packer deal at Ten. And our media ownership laws say nothing about it.