Australia's media landscape is a confusing mish-mash of special interests, but it can be fixed, writes publisher of The Mandarin Tom Burton.
The Guardian and the Daily Mail are increasingly central to the news consumption habits of Australia. But neither body is covered by the Press Council -- a problem its outgoing chairman says might lead to a rethink of the Press Council's role.
Voters aren't particularly concerned about the prospect of more Liberal-led governments at COAG. Meanwhile, Essential Research finds support for Tony Abbott's government improving.
Neither politicians nor media executives emerge with any credit when Canberra obsesses over media reform. The public doesn't care, and the executives missed the point.
The Melbourne University academic and Crikey contributor outlines a six-point plan for genuine media regulation in a submission to the Senate committee looking at Labor's proposed reforms.
Stephen Conroy's self-regulation proposals for the print media could ultimately save it from the very fate media companies are currently complaining about.
Some expected Stephen Conroy to do nothing on media reform in an election year. He's done something -- but it's not much, and it may not pass Parliament anyway. The government's minimalist approach fails to address convergence.
After a "messy delay" a "dog's breakfast" that "fails the public interest test". And that's just one newspaper. Crikey wraps coverage of the federal government's media regulation reforms.
Labor has finally delivered a blueprint on media reform. But there's not much to it, and it wants Parliament to pass it immediately. Stephen Conroy, frustrated by delays, is betting big.
Media ownership is a notoriously difficult issue -- both for politicians and the press. Bernard Keane explains why governments today face challenges their predecessors didn't have to deal with.