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We don’t need ‘explanation’, we need contextual facts

We don’t need ‘explanation’, we need contextual facts

Crikey readers discuss the public's declining trust in media, and the potential for dictatorships.

Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Many countries have recently seen trust in media fall following fractious elections. It’s part shooting the messenger and part clear-eyed assessment of media failings in crisis.

Warning: Crikey is about to unleash a dozen nosy inquiry journalists into the world

Warning: Crikey is about to unleash a dozen nosy inquiry journalists into the world

INQ, a team of a dozen reporters and editors — and our biggest single investment in journalism — will launch in two weeks.

There were giants, once: the decline of the journalist celebrity

There were giants, once: the decline of the journalist celebrity

We used to have huge journalistic personalities dominating our screens — now it's difficult for the average person to name even one.

ABC staff respond to restructure with questions and confusion

ABC staff respond to restructure with questions and confusion

The ABC's major internal restructure announcement yesterday has been met with confusion by staff, who are yet to be told how it will be implemented.

Does media coverage of mass shootings lead to yet more mass shootings?

Does media coverage of mass shootings lead to yet more mass shootings?

By raking over every detail of a mass shooter's life, are we telling any loner with a grudge and a yearning for recognition that this is an option?

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Today in Media Files, Sky News political reporter Tom Connell makes a dash for it during a live cross, and the government has announced the new head of ACMA. ‘It’s probably a miracle I wasn’t tasered or something’. The things you do for live TV. Sky’s political reporter Tom Connell was put on the spot yesterday […]

As a political football the ABC’s pretty tattered

As a political football the ABC’s pretty tattered

Pauline Hanson's demands for cuts to the ABC are nothing new. Our national broadcaster has a long history of being bandied about for political ends and revenge.

Fairfax shifts focus to listing Domain on ASX

Fairfax shifts focus to listing Domain on ASX

Fairfax media, like News Corp, is trying to separate their profitable real estate listings business Domain from their struggling news media operations.

News Corp discloses unprecedented figures

News Corp discloses unprecedented figures

News Corp have changed their policy and released figures on the size of their newspaper revenues. What does this allow us to see about News Corp's business, and what does it portend for the future?