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How do we defend editorial integrity in the post-industrial age?

How do we defend editorial integrity in the post-industrial age?

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.

Ranald Macdonald: what will be left after the Gina Bomb explodes?

Ranald Macdonald: what will be left after the Gina Bomb explodes?

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.

Australia: where the most ignorant are the loudest

Australia: where the most ignorant are the loudest

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.

The quality journalism project: Dr Norman Swan’s media check-up

The quality journalism project: Dr Norman Swan’s media check-up

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.

The quality journalism project: the Human Headline

The quality journalism project: the Human Headline

Derryn Hinch courts controversy more than most Aussie journalists. He's the latest participant in Crikey's Quality Journalism Project.

The quality journalism project: scouring the globe with Monica Attard

The quality journalism project: scouring the globe with Monica Attard

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.

The quality journalism project: behind the mike, with Mike Carlton

The quality journalism project: behind the mike, with Mike Carlton

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.

Media inquiry: why we need greater self-regulation than US, UK

Media inquiry: why we need greater self-regulation than US, UK

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.

The quality journalism project: Switzer the Spectator

The quality journalism project: Switzer the Spectator

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?

The quality journalism project: the battle for New Matilda

The quality journalism project: the battle for New Matilda

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.