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.
The ABC has started conducting regular audits of bias in its news coverage. The first two, released today, posed nothing to worry about.
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.
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.
Michael Gawenda knows journalism both as a practioner and pundit. He's the latest expert in Crikey's quality journalism project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.