The situation of Fairfax Media, with three editors standing down in one day, make this a good time to think carefully about what journalists mean by editorial independence.
The profession of journalism is under the microscope at present with, sadly, too few defenders, writes Ranald Macdonald, a former editor-in-chief of The Age.
Back in Paul Keating's day, if a talkback caller was clueless on a subject, the prime minister would berate them and refuse to engage. Now the complete opposite happens, writes Jonathan Green.
After training as a doctor in Scotland and Britain, Norman Swan became infected with the radio and writing bug. He's the latest participant in the Crikey quality journalism project.
Derryn Hinch courts controversy more than most Aussie journalists. He's the latest participant in Crikey's Quality Journalism Project.
After carving out an illustrious career on TV and radio, Monica Attard is going digital with the upcoming launch of her news site The Global Mail. She's the latest subject in Crikey's quality journalism project.
Mike Carlton might be considered an ideological warrior by some, but he's had an illustrious career as a broadcaster on both radio and television, a foreign correspondent and a newspaper columnist. He's the latest respondent in Crikey's quality journalism project.
Australia has a greater need for a robust and effective system of media self-regulation, writes Michael Smith, former Fairfax editor and former member of the Australian Press Council.
Editor Tom Switzer is one of TV's favourite conservative talking heads. He's close with former PM John Howard and was a former adviser to opposition leader Brendan Nelson. But what does Switzer read and listen to on a daily basis?
Can quality journalism and reporting work online? Is it sustainable? Both questions make this week's quality journalism expert, Marni Cordell from New Matilda, particularly relevant.