The Press Council has handed down its verdict on the widely derided Paul Sheehan article.
The likelihood that 60 Minutes took all of this cynical risk to reward some pretty low audience impulses.
"The only response that the quality media can have to this explosion of options is ... to become islands of credibility in a sea of dross." So says Paul Sheehan.
Judith Whelan has been appointed the SMH's second female editor -- a position second only to Darren Goodsir in the hierarchy.
Richard Cooke investigates Paul Sheehan's journalistic history. And other media tidbits of the day.
Fairfax has today apologised for publishing the story of "Louise", who said she'd been raped by Middle Eastern men. But alarm bells should have been ringing long before the article went to print, write Nicky Bryson and Myriam Robin.
Paul Sheehan's lurid account of a gang rape in Sydney has come undone, but it is not the first time he has said some uncomfortable, unproven things about race.