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Ten Network takeover looking about as successful as its ratings

Glenn Dyer August 25, 2017 1 Comment

The ACCC green-lit a joint bid for the Ten Network which could significantly reduce media diversity, writes Glenn Dyer. But is the whole ordeal much ado about nothing?

Media law changes pass the first hurdle

Glenn Dyer December 1, 2016

The changes are the last thing the analogue media wants to see.

Do we have to destroy media diversity to save it?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2016 3 Comments

Media ownership law reform can't only be about how to protect diversity -- it must focus on the long-term viability of public interest journalism.

Are you <em>Serial</em>, <em>Daily Tele</em>?

Are you Serial, Daily Tele?

Myriam Robin July 20, 2015

The Daily Tele gets its Serial on by using an investigative journalism podcast to get to the bottom of two unsolved murder cases.

Abbott’s policy paralysis leaves an economy increasingly at risk

Abbott’s policy paralysis leaves an economy increasingly at risk

Bernard Keane July 8, 2015 14 Comments

Across a number of key economic areas, the government appears unable or unwilling to undertake reform, even when there is strong agreement it is needed.

Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

Myriam Robin July 3, 2015 5 Comments

The media -- and police -- were quick to say that the Adelaide Crows coach had been "murdered", and that his son was a suspect. Was that legal?

What’s in a name? Brandis tries to define ‘journalist’ in data retention debate

What’s in a name? Brandis tries to define ‘journalist’ in data retention debate

Myriam Robin March 18, 2015 10 Comments

Brandis appears to be leaning towards the New South Wales and Victorian understanding of who is and isn't a journalist with respect to metadata provisions. Not that it matters much anyway.

News faces uphill battle to stop Mail pinching its work

News faces uphill battle to stop Mail pinching its work

Myriam Robin June 13, 2014 8 Comments

Who owns the copyright on a quote? Probably not the newspaper publishing it, according to media law experts.

‘You can’t shut down the internet’: the futility of suppression orders

‘You can’t shut down the internet’: the futility of suppression orders

Myriam Robin March 21, 2014

Suppression orders are more powerful than ever, but they're also more ineffectual. Courts are responding by issue more and more of them, but, as several media lawyers told Crikey, that's the wrong approach to take to the issue.

If Hanson-Young can sue <em>Zoo</em>, what about those <em>Daily Tele</em> shockers?

If Hanson-Young can sue Zoo, what about those Daily Tele shockers?

Matthew Knott September 12, 2013 9 Comments

Sarah Hanson-Young has a good case against Zoo for a photoshopped bikini photo. And defamation lawyers tell Crikey the case could give other editors some pause for thought.