Topic archives: paul sheehan

Press Council censures SMH over Paul Sheehan’s final story

July 25, 2016

The Press Council has handed down its verdict on the widely derided Paul Sheehan article.

In Lebanon, 60 Minutes was creating a racist fiction for senior xenophobes

April 14, 2016 22

The likelihood that 60 Minutes took all of this cynical risk to reward some pretty low audience impulses.

Fairfax scores a sugar-coated correction on Sheehan takedown piece

March 29, 2016 8

Are more corrections on the way? Fairfax has demands, but so far only one fact has been corrected by The Guardian and The Monthly.

In his own words: Paul Sheehan on media ethics, media witch-hunts

March 29, 2016 9

"The only response that the quality media can have to this explosion of options is ... to become islands of credibility in a sea of dross." So says Paul Sheehan.

Whelan upĀ as the SMH lets go of some columists (but not Sheehan)

March 10, 2016

Judith Whelan has been appointed the SMH's second female editor -- a position second only to Darren Goodsir in the hierarchy.

Media briefs: Whelan up … Queen complains … comeback kids …

Media briefs: Whelan up … Queen complains … comeback kids …

March 10, 2016 5

Richard Cooke investigates Paul Sheehan's journalistic history. And other media tidbits of the day.

How Fairfax and Paul Sheehan bought the lies told by “Louise”

February 29, 2016 16

Fairfax has today apologised for publishing the story of "Louise", who said she'd been raped by Middle Eastern men. But alarm bells should have been ringing long before the article went to print, write Nicky Bryson and Myriam Robin.

Paul Sheehan’s long, uncomfortable history with race reporting

February 26, 2016 15

Paul Sheehan's lurid account of a gang rape in Sydney has come undone, but it is not the first time he has said some uncomfortable, unproven things about race.

Oh for the good old days

February 26, 2016 1

Crikey readers discuss declining media standards.

Media briefs: Sheehan retracts … APN out of print … game of editions …

Media briefs: Sheehan retracts … APN out of print … game of editions …

February 25, 2016 6

Paul Sheehan's harrowing rape story that wasn't. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: avoiding the press gallery … Sheehan v SHY … reasons for anonymity …

Media briefs: avoiding the press gallery … Sheehan v SHY … reasons for anonymity …

February 26, 2015

If you approach the SMH with a story, will Paul Sheehan analyse your manner in his next column? And other media tidbits of the day.

Rundle: imploding Right in its Winter Palace turns against the people

Rundle: imploding Right in its Winter Palace turns against the people

February 25, 2015 21

Desperate, the Right has fallen back on national security fears and blaming "the mob" for its many misfortunes.

Media briefs: gusts of nonsense … chequebook journalism …

Media briefs: gusts of nonsense … chequebook journalism …

January 21, 2015 8

The Oz takes the Government's lead on wind-turbine syndrome. And other media tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: <em>Media Watch</em> EP … Cory v tyranny … vale Sharon …

Media briefs: Media Watch EP … Cory v tyranny … vale Sharon …

January 13, 2014

The ABC's Media Watch has a new executive producer. That and other media tidbits.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 5, 2013 4

Defence officers cashing in on Afghan war's end? ... new 7.30 host revealed ... another education program canned ...

Media briefs: Game, set, match to Harold … Rundle on Sheehan, Cronulla …

Media briefs: Game, set, match to Harold … Rundle on Sheehan, Cronulla …

January 14, 2013 2

Guy Rundle gives Paul Sheehan a history lesson over the Cronulla riots. And other media tidbits.

Muslims don’t fit into a simple left v right debate

February 1, 2011 24

Last week Fairfax columnist Paul Sheehan fed the idea that Islam is a monolithic entity that's fundamentally incompatible with western values. That's what's wrong with the current debate about Islam, says writer and filmmaker Ruby Hamad.

Bob Brown to <em>The SMH</em> and Sheehan: R is for Right of Reply

Bob Brown to The SMH and Sheehan: R is for Right of Reply

December 1, 2010 54

Paul Sheehan is not the only cranky commentator raging against the party, 40 years later, for not confining itself to environmental issues, writes Greens Party leader senator Bob Brown.

How to get a letter published in <em>The SMH</em> — #1: be a bloke

How to get a letter published in The SMH — #1: be a bloke

March 30, 2010 37

What does it take to get a letter published in The SMH? Well it helps if you're not a cheeky feminist wanting to have a go at Paul Sheehan, advise Gabe Kavanagh and Rosa Campbell.

Four Corners replies: cop this Paul Sheehan

May 4, 2009 1

Debbie Whitmont and Sue Spencer respond to Paul Sheehan's article criticising the Four Corners' episode "The Newman Case".