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Topic: Australian media
The front page of The New York Times on Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Image: Sipa USA/Richard B. Levine)

Power of the press grows ever weaker as sales slump to new COVID-19 lows

Printed newspapers' circulation has plummeted over two decades and the pandemic is another kick in the guts.

Government to the rescue of old media. But is it just a pause in extinction?

The media dinosaurs are stomping their feet for government assistance. But will it be enough to save them from the COVID-19 meteor?

ACCC clears Pacific Mags sale, offering template for more media mergers

The ACCC has approved the sale of Seven's Pacific Magazines to its rival Bauer, citing declines in circulation and revenue.

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Lies, damned lies, and political posters masquerading as neutral advice

A failure of political leadership and of political reporting threatens to wreck Australia.

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Australian media’s ‘other’ night of nights didn’t disappoint, despite naysayers

The Andrew Olle speech is often a 45-minute interruption to the night’s true purpose — the reminiscing, networking, yarning and bitching. Oh, and the drinking.

Old news: how young voices are being left out of the media

On an average day, only 1 percent of Australian news stories quoted a young person. No wonder so few trust the media.

How the ABC gets radio producers to work for free

Despite doing their own investigative journalism into the shadowy world of unpaid work, the ABC has been found to be cutting corners on staff costs.

The Profiteers: getting someone out of the news spotlight is big business

When the proverbial hits the fan and someone becomes engulfed in a media storm, there’s an army of people ready to clean up, for a price.

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The dangerous devolution of Australian op-eds

As the line between fact and fiction continues to blur, the integrity of journalism is rapidly falling away.

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The immense problem with Australian political journalism

Last week the media only took a few hours to switch from coverage of Indigenous recognition to instead focus on niche political responses to it. Unfortunately, this isn't unusual.