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Public interest in the eye of the beholder in Spurr/Peris email leaks

Public interest in the eye of the beholder in Spurr/Peris email leaks

New Matilda and the NT News have both published damaging stories based on personal emails in recent weeks. Views differ markedly on whether they were right to do so.

Audits clear ABC of bias, but don’t expect critics to listen

Audits clear ABC of bias, but don’t expect critics to listen

The ABC has started conducting regular audits of bias in its news coverage. The first two, released today, posed nothing to worry about.

<em>The Saturday Paper</em> hits newsstands: it’s good, but is it enough?

The Saturday Paper hits newsstands: it’s good, but is it enough?

Publisher Morry Schwartz said The Saturday Paper will have the first and last word. But the editors Crikey spoke to say that isn't the case ... at least not yet.

Fantasy Fairfax CEO: ad-man, journo, ex-editor, spinner

Fantasy Fairfax CEO: ad-man, journo, ex-editor, spinner

Our "If I ran Fairfax" series continues with a Johannesburg-based journo, a Liberal party election campaign veteran, a leading ad-man, and a former editor of The Age weigh in with their ideas.

The quality journalism project: Gawenda, paper man turned digital fan

The quality journalism project: Gawenda, paper man turned digital fan

Michael Gawenda knows journalism both as a practioner and pundit. He's the latest expert in Crikey's quality journalism project.

What happens when you extend the idea of public interest to privacy?

What happens when you extend the idea of public interest to privacy?

There's an inevitability about the renewed debate over privacy laws. The Australian media is ready for the fight, with complex questions over how any framework would operate.

Keating slams media hypocrisy

Keating slams media hypocrisy

University PR flaks buzzed anxiously as Crikey arrived at the University of Melbourne's Carrillo Gantner Theatre last night to witness Paul Keating wade into the election campaign via a well-researched speech on the media's notorious allergy to privacy.

Film critic takes aim at his paper: The Age ‘given a lobotomy’

Film critic takes aim at his paper: The Age ‘given a lobotomy’

The Age's flagship film critic Jim Schembri has taken a swipe at the state of journalistic ethics at his employer, suggesting ethical standards have become an "optional extra rather than an ethos". Patrick McGrath was there for the spray.

Time for <em>The Age</em> to come clean on the fate of archives: Gawenda

Time for The Age to come clean on the fate of archives: Gawenda

Former editor Michael Gawenda wants to know what happened to The Age archives, revealing that when he left in 2004, the archives still existed but were in an appalling state of neglect.

A tale of drinking, driving and bloody idiots

A tale of drinking, driving and bloody idiots

Some nice confected tabloid outrage at the increasingly negative Herald Sun today, with a cover story of a drink driving charge from seven years ago. Compare that to a rather similar drink driving story about the Hun's own editor.