Topic archives: media industry

Want to stop harassment? The whole structure needs to go.

December 4, 2017 1

The loudest calls for ending workplace harassment are coming from the media, itself one of the slowest industries in adopting structural change.

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.

How to save the news business, Netflix style

January 16, 2017 2

Would an all-you-can-eat Netflix approach to news save the media business?

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.

Razer’s class warfare: Sharri v Barrie — a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Razer’s class warfare: Sharri v Barrie — a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

November 6, 2014 25

Sharri Markson's incorrigible self-interest is actually a symptom shared by many journalists in an industry that won't stop talking about itself.

Kohler: how many journalists is enough?

June 25, 2012 20

As governments from both sides of politics work with Alcoa to save jobs, journalists are left to fend for themselves.

NYT debate: what would it cost to end he-said-she-said journalism?

January 13, 2012 24

The New York Times has raised the issue of he-said-she-said journalism. It should be discussed here, too, but it's more complicated than media critics think.

Essential: trust in commercial media continues to fall

Essential: trust in commercial media continues to fall

December 12, 2011 5

Trust in Australia's commercial media continues to slump despite the industry's insistence all is well.

Media inquiry has to do more than gather dust

September 13, 2011 14

It appears the government has decided to conduct a media inquiry, with details to be announced this afternoon.

A blueprint for rebuilding journalism

October 20, 2009

Former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr and Michael Schudson have written an incredibly comprehensive report on how they believe the American journalism industry can be reconstructed. It's 17 pages, but worth your time.