When attempting to write a takedown on a commentator, the right would do well to make sure they're not just providing free advertising.
Will paywalls ever be enough to replace the rivers of gold?
Now that the dust has settled on the global financial crisis, we have to ask ourselves: is our business press holding the powerful to account? Is it more watchdog or lapdog? And what is the point of business journalism, anyway?
Jess Irvine has a warning for Ross Gittins. And other media tidbits of the day.
Ross Gittins has stood atop his Fairfax soapbox to decry the "nation of rent-seekers". But Gittins might be the biggest rent-seeker of all. His model is responsible for killing productivity.
Is it only journalists who are obsessed with the election? Turns out there was not a single political yarn among the most-read stories in yesterday's Herald Sun, Advertiser, Telegraph or Courier-Mail.
If you're looking for rational economic analysis, Ross Gittins' columns are a safe bet. He's the latest respondent in Crikey's quality journalism project.
The Liberals have finally got the shadow health minister talking about health, how Abbott can go green, some lessons in truth from the SMH, and more from the mind of Richard Farmer.