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Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Facebook, Google, even Amazon should 'fess up to the fact that they're publishers and act accordingly, say experts.

Queensland magistrate blasts Courier-Mail in farewell speech

Queensland magistrate blasts Courier-Mail in farewell speech

A retiring magistrate in Brisbane has held the Courier Mail to account, saying some reportage showed a fundamental lack of understanding from the chief court reporter.

What is the price of ripping off other journos’ work? Yahoo7 learns: $300k

What is the price of ripping off other journos’ work? Yahoo7 learns: $300k

A $300,000 fine is substantially more than the cost of employing a court reporter. Just saying.

Contempt of court charges for Yahoo7 and junior reporter

Contempt of court charges for Yahoo7 and junior reporter

At a secret court hearing last month, Yahoo7 journalist Krystal Johnson¬†and her employer were found guilty of contempt of court, after a report she wrote for the website caused a murder mistrial. She will be sentenced in January. Her hearing was under a suppression order, lifted yesterday with the return of the jury in the […]

AAP plugs the journalistic gaps left by shrinking papers

AAP plugs the journalistic gaps left by shrinking papers

The Australian wire service has more than doubled the number of court cases it covers every day.

‘She is aghast’: journo who compromised murder trial faces music

‘She is aghast’: journo who compromised murder trial faces music

The Yahoo7 reporter who caused the jury in a murder trial to be dismissed through sloppy reporting has faced court. And the judge says he's not buying her excuse.

The dying art of court reporting (or, how not to bias a jury with your journalism)

The dying art of court reporting (or, how not to bias a jury with your journalism)

Courts are great for news stories. They're full of conflict, individuals and scandal. But reporting well on courts takes time and investment.

Domestic assault victim slams NT News for focusing on the vibrator

Domestic assault victim slams NT News for focusing on the vibrator

A woman who was assaulted by her former partner has slammed the NT News' sensationalist coverage.

‘Clusterfuck’: how the media slipped up on the Speaker saga

‘Clusterfuck’: how the media slipped up on the Speaker saga

They were the text messages that brought down the Speaker, making political history. So why did most of the media miss them?