December 6, 2016
The number of spinners employed by NBN Co has skyrocketed under the Coalition.
August 11, 2016
Who needs journalists when you can just run press releases word-for-word? Not the Herald Sun.
July 17, 2015 10
Tony Abbott was looking very prime ministerial with all them soldiers, don't you think?
April 13, 2015 5
The Age's society pages have covered a party thrown by a shoe company -- and exclusively quoted people who work either for the company or for the PR company that put it on ...
February 17, 2015
Crikey has asked spinners, pollies, journos and others about the shifting media landscape over the past 15 years. What's good, what's changed and what's next? In this, the first in our ongoing Digital Disruptions series, we talk to veteran spinner Toby Ralph.
August 13, 2014
When it comes to acts of Islamic terrorism, Muslim community leaders feel they have no choice but to wade into a debate that has little to do with them.
April 16, 2014 14
The Minerals Council has a new pro-coal PR campaign, but it seems to be a flop. We factcheck "Australians for Coal".
April 14, 2014 2
Crikey readers talk unemployment and why PR flacks should not be the ones selling climate change.
March 28, 2014 10
Can you name the two cancers which kill the most Australians? You'll probably get it wrong. Here's the truth about cancer deaths -- and the the types of disease we should be really worried about.
February 12, 2014 1
On a day with plenty of news, David Jones announced an ugly board shake-up. Does burying bad news still work? The country's top spinners had differing opinions speaking to Crikey.
February 11, 2014 1
The Public Relations Institute of Australia has elected a new president, and on the surface all appears calm. But InDaily journalist Liam Mannix says behind the scenes the picture is muddier.
October 21, 2013
Anwar Ibrahim’s visit to Adelaide last weekend was an expert exercise in campaign politics, and showed that Malaysians in Australia want political debate as much as they want education. Academic Dr Amrita Malhi was there.
June 25, 2013 23
The Prime Minister's chief spin doctor is in the news again. But the experts say John McTernan should not be seen or heard.
June 21, 2013 29
With a royal commission into child sex abuse starting work, the Catholic Church faces a tough task in PR and communications. Experts agree the Church has not handled the challenge well -- but is a seachange taking place?
June 17, 2013 3
Why are stories sponsored by the Russian government running in supplements in Fairfax newspapers? Melbourne freelance journalist Sasha Petrova, who speaks Russian, asks some questions.
January 18, 2013 2
What were the 10 worst public relations disasters of 2012? Well, it depends on what you classify as PR -- and how the company/person/show is faring publicly once the scandal has died down.
December 19, 2012 2
Where have all the journalists who left News Limited and Fairfax this year gone? Crikey tracked them down to find out -- and it's something of a PR bonanza.
November 8, 2012 7
The media’s inability to grasp the hard numbers and complex reports is good news for PR companies. Just not for society's greater understanding of issues.
October 12, 2012
The lengths that politicians and business leaders will go to convey leadership and responsibility can mean some very irritating language choices, writes Noel Turnbull.
October 8, 2012 2
Environmental writer Graham Readfearn tackles some Australian companies on their enviro-friendly spin -- and finds the reality doesn't always match the rhetoric.