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Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

The Liberals have been playing a long game on ABC attacks, but it's the commercial media that's now given them the final play.

‘I didn’t go into journalism to make friends, and I have succeeded’: Independent Australia

‘I didn’t go into journalism to make friends, and I have succeeded’: Independent Australia

David Donovan, editor of Independent Australia has a theory about why mainstream outlets "despise" him: he keeps showing them up.

Razing the Barr: self-serving mainstream media unite against ACT leader

Razing the Barr: self-serving mainstream media unite against ACT leader

Despite the campaign against him, what Andrew Barr said about mainstream media in this country is, unfortunately, true.

Enough leadership drivel

Enough leadership drivel

Crikey readers HATE our editorial of yesterday, and they want us to leave Julia Gillard alone.

Shame on the media’s obsession with the Singlehouse ‘scandal’

Shame on the media’s obsession with the Singlehouse ‘scandal’

The John Singleton-Gai Waterhouse saga is a non-story that sums up where the mainstream media is headed. It's a ready-made narrative without meaning, and it's easy for the media to cover. Get used to this.

From the vault: journos v bloggers just doesn’t matter any more

From the vault: journos v bloggers just doesn’t matter any more

The challenge confronting the mainstream media is no longer about bloggers and citizen journalists, if it ever was.

Dear Julian Disney — you hear cacophony, I hear community

Dear Julian Disney — you hear cacophony, I hear community

Yet again we're being told the internet is a frontier that needs closing -- this time by the Press Council.

Superinjunctions, phone hacks and WikiLeaks: media at the crossroads

Superinjunctions, phone hacks and WikiLeaks: media at the crossroads

Phone hacking, superinjunctions and WikiLeaks sum up the problems of the UK media -- which are being replicated here. Forget about a statutory protection of privacy in this environment.

Twitter v the MSM: covering Gaddafi’s war against reality

Twitter v the MSM: covering Gaddafi’s war against reality

Twitter is supposed to lack credibility as a news source compared to the mainstream media. But not, it seems, when it comes to rehashing propaganda from Gaddafi.

When governments know less than their citizens

When governments know less than their citizens

The traditional asymmetry of information between people and their governments has been upended in recent months. It's unlikely to ever be restored.