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Crikey founder Stephen Mayne in 2005 (Image: AAP/Mario Borg)

Coming up swinging: Crikey’s (unlikely) tale of survival

To survive three years was unlikely, to notch up 20 is quite remarkable. Here's how we did it, writes Crikey founder Stephen Mayne.

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We need to throw out defamation law and start again

The law is a blunt tool we wield to decide arguments that have no obvious answer. But, in the digital age, it has to be sharper than this.

New Zealand outlet The Spinoff spun off its writers Leonie Hayden and Alex Casey into a TV show.

What we can learn from New Zealand’s media transformation

From serious politics to pop culture, there are several bright spots in the New Zealand media landscape. What could we glean from them?

As Fairfax fades, Nine’s new mastheads need a new approach

What's in a name? As Fairfax quietly falls into the Nine Entertainment offerings, much can be learned from the company's mistakes.

Media Adviser: help! They want me to start reading the comments section!

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a reporter should never, ever read the comments section. But what if they're forced to?

‘I didn’t go into journalism to make friends, and I have succeeded’: Independent Australia

David Donovan, editor of Independent Australia has a theory about why mainstream outlets "despise" him: he keeps showing them up.

A home for the weirdos: is the era of niche online satire publishing over?

Despite the overwhelming popularity of "weird comedy" among online millennials, the sites that publish it are finding it harder and harder to survive in the increasingly revenue-focused world of digital publishing.

Watch out, news.com,au, <em>The Huffington Post</em> is coming for your crown. But can it succeed without a nap room?

HuffPo launches with team of 30

Watch out, news.com,au, The Huffington Post is coming for your crown. But can it succeed without a nap room?

Online news and comment publication <em>New Matilda</em> is on its last legs after editor and owner Marni Cordell pulled the plug. But there's been interest in another revival.

New Matilda near death, but saviours are sniffing around

Online news and comment publication New Matilda is on its last legs after editor and owner Marni Cordell pulled the plug. But there's been interest in another revival.

Advertisers don't want to advertise to women in their 50s, and that was a problem for online startup <em>The Hoopla</em>. Now the business will shift to a risky revenue model derived from the audience.

After jumping through enough ad hoops, a paywalled circus begins

Advertisers don't want to advertise to women in their 50s, and that was a problem for online startup The Hoopla. Now the business will shift to a risky revenue model derived from the audience.