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Gambling still a sure bet during COVID (and other news you may have missed)

Australians are still having a punt in record numbers during lockdown. Plus: Pauline Hanson’s Uluru trip backers revealed, and how is gay panic still a legal defence?

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks to the media (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Not too hot, not too cold: COVID-19 reporting needs to be just right

The pandemic is the only story that people want to read about right now. But it's the same story, every day. In an effort to keep things fresh, is the media resorting to 'Goldilocks reporting'?

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity (Image: Fox News)

Call me shocked! Media revealed as a haven for grifters

The dirty secret is out: media commentary for status or money is as common as dirt — in Australia as well as the US.

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.

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