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For the final time, it was back to Barrie

For the final time, it was back to Barrie

For a generation who came of age watching Barrie Cassidy define political journalism, saying goodbye has not been easy.

The media needs to look beyond the big picture

The media needs to look beyond the big picture

Political journalism used to be a grand narrative of winners and losers. That's not how the world works anymore.

‘Concerned citizens’: the rise of political plants in an election year

‘Concerned citizens’: the rise of political plants in an election year

Political parties have a constant feed of "concerned citizens" to put in news stories. Let's meet a few of the more recent examples.

This is what we want from political journalism

This is what we want from political journalism

Crikey readers offer their suggestions for how political journalism could truly serve voters.

The solution to political journalism in Australia

The solution to political journalism in Australia

Political reporting is a running criticism of the political theatre that gives little useful information to voters. Here's how to fix it.

Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

One of the greatest concerns for the media is the rules around photography in the chamber.

Press Council votes to remove controversial member Carla McGrath

Press Council votes to remove controversial member Carla McGrath

Carla McGrath has been removed from the Press Council after months of criticism surrounding her role as deputy chair of GetUp.

Is it a drop or a leak? Why Cash’s staffer was just playing the game

Is it a drop or a leak? Why Cash’s staffer was just playing the game

A political staffer has resigned over doing what political staffers do every day, revealing the grubby way political reporting really works.

Laurie Oakes hangs up boots, shonks and scoundrels breathe a little easier

Laurie Oakes hangs up boots, shonks and scoundrels breathe a little easier

Laurie Oakes has called it a day, leaving a trail of explosive political scoops in his formidable wake.

Drops: what journalists aren’t telling you about their ‘exclusives’

Drops: what journalists aren’t telling you about their ‘exclusives’

Should journalists accept leaks in exchange for not seeking critical comment? Crikey examines the pros and cons of the media "drops" that you're not told about.