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
Putting statistics in context and stop focusing on just the leaders are among some of the suggestions for things the media could improve on.
The outlets that pushed the feel-good opening of Sydney's troubled Northern Beaches Hospital are the same ones pushing its current disarray.
There was the "good bloke" narrative simplification, of course. But reactions against this "good bloke" narrative produced an equal and opposite simplification.
With visiting costs high and visas intentionally scarce, Manus Island provides some particular challenges for journalists. So how are we following the crisis so closely?
The terrorist attack that maybe wasn't: Myriam Robin and Josh Taylor on how Sydney media went crazy for four hours over an incident in Merrylands.
The budget emergency we had to have? The Australian and Daily Telegraph certainly think so. But the Herald Sun says any new taxes would be a broken promise. Who said what on the Commission of Audit.
Protests don't have to get media coverage to be successful -- if they help protesters feel like glorious revolutionaries, that's just fine.
A few short stories, a few snarky ones. March in March didn't rate, according to the nation's media. How come, and how can activists make sure their voice is heard?
Tony Abbott's victory has been widely reported from London to Beijing, with each country's national media taking a slightly different tack. And then there are those cycling photos ...