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Truth goes down the drain: media poop scoop turns out to be a load of the same

Truth goes down the drain: media poop scoop turns out to be a load of the same

Myriam Robin January 9, 2017 6 Comments

The Australian Reddit community has long been aware of how reporters trawl the social network for story leads, and appears more than willing to lead them astray for shits and giggles.

Walk of shame for Herald Sun for getting into bed with incest story

Walk of shame for Herald Sun for getting into bed with incest story

Crikey December 16, 2016 2 Comments

“I like to think of it as more of a Trojan Horse than a hoax -- essentially because I dressed up an attack in a very pretty package and let the reporters take the bait.” Freelance journalist Harrison Johnstone reports.

Donald Trump’s (almost) AMA

Crikey July 28, 2016

He said ask me anything, but that doesn't mean he'd answer it.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey July 28, 2016 1 Comment

Giles v the kids ... Trump's not so AMA ... Abetz the biggest loser ...

Media briefs: <em>7.30</em> ratings … we need mainstream media … Reddit does news …

Media briefs: 7.30 ratings … we need mainstream media … Reddit does news …

Crikey October 7, 2015

ABC defends 7.30's ratings dip. And other media tidbits of the day.

From academics to Anonymous, Swartz sets off huge reaction

Stilgherrian January 15, 2013 1 Comment

While tributes have been flowing for computer activist Aaron Swartz after his death at the weekend, details have also emerged of his battle with US prosecutors.

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

Stilgherrian January 14, 2013 17 Comments

Aaron Swartz was a hacker in every sense of the word. His death -- at just 26 -- is a tragic loss for technology's bright young things and raises questions about the fight for freedom of information on the internet.

The Reddit campaign for random acts of kindness

Crikey May 14, 2012

Opening mail is one of Scott Widak's favourite activities. The terminally ill 47-year-old got the surprise of his life when a Reddit campaign showered him with letters from around the world.

Crowd sourcing emergency support: Reddit introduces Suicide Watch

Crikey March 9, 2012

With the knowledge that young people are more likely to express themselves online than over the phone, Reddit have introduced a new suicide prevention initiative -- but it's far from perfect, writes Jesse Singal.

Google, Fedex, Napster: not all uni students are lazy

Google, Fedex, Napster: not all uni students are lazy

Crikey June 8, 2010

University isn't just for drinking and occasional study, according to many young entrepreneurs. Here's a round-up of some darlings from the business world that got their big start during college.