We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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Australian content is being diluted by multi-channelling, according to a new Screen Australia report released yesterday.
Ever wanted to ask Tony Jones about his drug use? You can at a Q&A audience taping. It's just one of many shows that allow fans to see TV up close, says Alexandra Patrikios.
Today marks an interesting time in Australian television history. At 9 o'clock this morning in Mildura, the analogue system was shut off, with television screens going dark. Some of them permanently.
Australians once had a chance to get new and original TV channels. Instead, we got repeats of Alf and something called "Slamball" -- and we're now paying for the privilege. Peter Martin explains how the networks pulled it off.
Just once, can TV producers let two young people have sex with no shock pregnancies, miscarriages, screaming arguments, deaths by car-crash, drowning or rogue flight of stairs? pleads Clem Bastow.
Australian advertisers spent $300 million less on free-to-air TV advertising last year than they did the year before -- a drop of 7.8%. With the launch of more free-to-air digital and pay-TV channels coming this year, things may only get leaner.
With much fanfare, The 7pm Project finally arrived last night, the latest in a series of news-based comedy shows that have been popping up on Australian screens in the last few years, writes Courteney Hocking.
The opening of this week’s City Homicide (Monday 8.30pm on Seven) was nothing short of magnificent, writes TV script editor Peter Mattessi.