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Topic: media ethics
Journalist Mark Di Stefano (Image: SBS)

How to snoop your way to a resignation

Journo Mark Di Stefano resigns after a snooping scandal, and a News Corp editor crosses to the dark side... sort of. From the Crikey grapevine, it's the (all new) Tips & Murmurs.

The Profiteers: getting someone out of the news spotlight is big business

When the proverbial hits the fan and someone becomes engulfed in a media storm, there’s an army of people ready to clean up, for a price.

The Victims: what it’s like to live inside the eye of a media storm

INQ explores several case studies of Australians victimised by intrusive reporting.

The Perpetrators: how the media ‘hunts down’ their ‘talent’

Reporters stalking their victims need to be ruthless and persistent. The techniques are varied and ubiquitous. Today, INQ pulls back the curtain on those techniques.

A makeshift memorial at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The coverage of Christchurch will lead to more shootings

"If he knew in advance that no one would have published or discussed his manifesto, would that have changed things?"

Australian media has a ‘vigilante’ problem

Reporting on planned or actual vigilante action regularly swings between bemused and sympathetic. This has serious consequences.

Car crash journalism: driving while ‘of African appearance’

A swathe of Australian media is suddenly reporting the perceived appearance of people involved in car crashes. Well, maybe not all people in all crashes.

‘Cave boys’ urged to consider a life of religious devotion to avoid media pack

Thai government edicts for the media to remain calm have been confused as the government itself tries to make hay.

Hypocritical media created the Barnaby monster. Now they’ve got to live with it.

Barnaby Joyce and the media have long had a symbiotic relationship. Now the media is complaining, even as Barnaby keeps delivering for them.

Media Adviser: a guide to dealing with the newsroom arsehole

When you have a star on staff who's bringing in money but making life miserable for everyone else, it's important to remember stars for what they are: huge balls of burning gas.