Topic archives: media regulation

How to fix Australian media regulation

How to fix Australian media regulation

March 6, 2015

Australia's media landscape is a confusing mish-mash of special interests, but it can be fixed, writes publisher of The Mandarin Tom Burton.

The digital news outlets beyond the Press Council’s reach

The digital news outlets beyond the Press Council’s reach

February 5, 2015

The Guardian and the Daily Mail are increasingly central to the news consumption habits of Australia. But neither body is covered by the Press Council -- a problem its outgoing chairman says might lead to a rethink of the Press Council's role.

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

March 18, 2014 1

Voters aren't particularly concerned about the prospect of more Liberal-led governments at COAG. Meanwhile, Essential Research finds support for Tony Abbott's government improving.

Where was Big Kerry? Moguls leave Canberra with little credit

Where was Big Kerry? Moguls leave Canberra with little credit

March 19, 2013 5

Neither politicians nor media executives emerge with any credit when Canberra obsesses over media reform. The public doesn't care, and the executives missed the point.

Six-step approach for genuine media regs reform

Six-step approach for genuine media regs reform

March 19, 2013 6

The Melbourne University academic and Crikey contributor outlines a six-point plan for genuine media regulation in a submission to the Senate committee looking at Labor's proposed reforms.

The Stalinist nightmare of the media regulating itself

The Stalinist nightmare of the media regulating itself

March 13, 2013 47

Stephen Conroy's self-regulation proposals for the print media could ultimately save it from the very fate media companies are currently complaining about.

Minimalist media reform that only starts the job

March 13, 2013 4

Some expected Stephen Conroy to do nothing on media reform in an election year. He's done something -- but it's not much, and it may not pass Parliament anyway. The government's minimalist approach fails to address convergence.

Media wrap: papers unite against press reforms

Media wrap: papers unite against press reforms

March 13, 2013 16

After a "messy delay" a "dog's breakfast" that "fails the public interest test". And that's just one newspaper. Crikey wraps coverage of the federal government's media regulation reforms.

Government’s media reform package plays it (very) safe

Government’s media reform package plays it (very) safe

March 12, 2013 5

Labor has finally delivered a blueprint on media reform. But there's not much to it, and it wants Parliament to pass it immediately. Stephen Conroy, frustrated by delays, is betting big.

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.