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The tyranny of optimism at Junkee’s ‘un-conference’

The tyranny of optimism at Junkee’s ‘un-conference’

There is no room for dissent at Junket. Be inspired, be inspirational, or shut the hell up.

No free lunch: what journos learned on their Israel junket

No free lunch: what journos learned on their Israel junket

Is it possible to write objectively about Israel if you have been treated to an all-expenses-paid vacation?

Junket watch: an uneven battle for public opinion

Junket watch: an uneven battle for public opinion

It's a war for public opinion, but only one side wines and dines journalists on expensive junkets every year.

Junket watch: Sharri Markson pinged for non-disclosure

Junket watch: Sharri Markson pinged for non-disclosure

Sharri Markson and five other Australian journalists have spent time in Israel as guests of the Israeli government. But not all were keen to disclose their hosts' largesse ...

Media briefs: introducing Junket Watch … Curr changes statement … voice against <em>The Voice</em> …

Media briefs: introducing Junket Watch … Curr changes statement … voice against The Voice

Pamela Curr backpedals on accusations against Chris Kenny. And other media tidbits of the day.

When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em: did Nine fail to disclose a Packer-funded trip?

When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em: did Nine fail to disclose a Packer-funded trip?

Channel Nine heaped praise on James Packer's new Macau casino. But who paid for journalist Ross Greenwood's trip?

A grovelling day of junkets and freebies at the <em>Weekend Oz</em>

A grovelling day of junkets and freebies at the Weekend Oz

How do you fill a newspaper without paying for any content? Get companies to pay for junkets, of course ...

Clive shows world leaders his dinosaurs (and discusses world peace)

Clive shows world leaders his dinosaurs (and discusses world peace)

Coolum's king, billionaire Clive Palmer, hosted world heavyweights at a Club de Madrid meeting on the Sunshine Coast over the weekend. Freelance journalist James Rose went along.

Greg Sheridan defends Sri Lankan junket — and glowing coverage

Greg Sheridan defends Sri Lankan junket — and glowing coverage

The Sri Lankan government's human rights record is under attack, but not by The Australian's Greg Sheridan. He travelled to the country last month on a government-funded trip.

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

Simon Crean is heading to Europe on a taxpayer-funded "study" jaunt which may include cooking lessons. Crikey intern Fergus Hunter looks at the rules on MP travel and picks out some highlights.