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Singing a different tune: the journalists who changed their minds on the royal commission

Singing a different tune: the journalists who changed their minds on the royal commission

More than a few high-profile commentators have egg on their face following the results of Kenneth Hayne's banking royal commission.

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

From classifieds to morning TV to news-desk assistants and street press, it's lumps of coal all round this Christmas.

Defamation law holds back Indian media’s #metoo moment

Defamation law holds back Indian media’s #metoo moment

As in Australia, public figures accused of sexual harassment and assault in India are wielding defamation law to silence those who speak out.

As #auspol dominates discourse, journalists turn to log off

As #auspol dominates discourse, journalists turn to log off

For Australian journalists, it's not enough to see social media as simply a tool for distribution — they need to gear up for war every time they log on.

How Russian hackers played the media

How Russian hackers played the media

The hacking of the 2016 US election by Russian agents was a masterclass in how to weaponise the media. How can this be avoided going forward?

Media Adviser: help! They want me to start reading the comments section!

Media Adviser: help! They want me to start reading the comments section!

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a reporter should never, ever read the comments section. But what if they're forced to?

‘Boffin’, ‘fracas’ and other words that only journos use

‘Boffin’, ‘fracas’ and other words that only journos use

Been involved in an imbroglio lately? Didn't think so.

Social media policies just another weapon in the war on journos

Social media policies just another weapon in the war on journos

A company's social media policy may seem like window-dressing, but under the surface it's just another tool for controlling employees.

Robot reporters do the jobs no human journo would want

Robot reporters do the jobs no human journo would want

So what will we need people for once they’ve coded the bots? Journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren reports.

Quadrant bomb fantasy and attack on Guardian journo take contempt for media to a scary new level

Quadrant bomb fantasy and attack on Guardian journo take contempt for media to a scary new level

When a leading cultural magazine fantasises about murder, when a political candidate chokes and punches a journalist, we’re in a very different place, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.