Topic archives: media diversity

ACCC walks a fine line in media regulation

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.

Forced error: Aly and allies move against deliberate ignorance in newsrooms

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.

Winners from the media package will need a lot more than handouts

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.

New problems in a networked world face old-school politicians

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.

Time to go back to first principles on media diversity

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.

Media ownership: ‘controlling the news’ in a fragmenting industry

Media ownership: ‘controlling the news’ in a fragmenting industry

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.

Brave News World: whose voice will still be heard?

Brave News World: whose voice will still be heard?

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.

ACP sell off: a blow to Aussie pride, but there’s an upside

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.

Politicians should focus on post-diversity challenges in media

June 25, 2012 6

Attempts to regulate media diversity miss the point that there may be little diversity left to regulate.

Idiot’s Guide to Convergence Review: media ownership and diversity

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?

Cheerleaders, warriors and a public interest test: who would you trust?

April 26, 2012 2

The crisis around UK minister Jeremy Hunt illustrates the problems of a media public interest test.

Convergence Review: diversity and a public interest test

September 21, 2011

Using a public interest test to manage media diversity is problematic -- but it's a popular option.

News Ltd strengthens the case for media inquiry

News Ltd strengthens the case for media inquiry

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?

Beecher: logical for government to fund media diversity

Beecher: logical for government to fund media diversity

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.

Politicians are too scared to push for more media diversity

July 18, 2011 69

The problem for any inquiry into media diversity is politicians won't act to retrieve what we've lost.

The rules of the game for media regulation

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".

Journalism as public good vs. commercial enterprise

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.

The impact of CEO Lachlan on media diversity? None, really

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.

Reviewing diversity in a converging media

December 15, 2010 3

If you were starting from scratch in regulating media ownership, what would you count as influential?

Our fast-vanishing national media diversity

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.