March, 2015

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How to fix Australian media regulation

, Mar 06, 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.
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The digital news outlets beyond the Press Council’s reach

, Feb 05, 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.
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Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

, Mar 18, 2014

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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.
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Where was Big Kerry? Moguls leave Canberra with little credit

, Mar 19, 2013

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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.
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Six-step approach for genuine media regs reform

, Mar 19, 2013

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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.
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The Stalinist nightmare of the media regulating itself

, Mar 13, 2013

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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

, Mar 13, 2013

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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.
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Media wrap: papers unite against press reforms

, Mar 13, 2013

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

, Mar 12, 2013

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

, Feb 28, 2013

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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.