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A new app will turn Uber drivers into on-the-fly camera operators for major news networks.

Like Uber, but for news: app to turn drivers into camos

A new app will turn Uber drivers into on-the-fly camera operators for major news networks.

It's John van Tiggelen v Gerard Henderson in an e-stoush worth reading. Plus other media snippets of the day.

Media briefs: Van Tigg v Hendo … Oz departures … Mal’s farewell …

It's John van Tiggelen v Gerard Henderson in an e-stoush worth reading. Plus other media snippets of the day.

Trust in Australia's commercial media continues to slump despite the industry's insistence all is well.

Essential: trust in commercial media continues to fall

Trust in Australia's commercial media continues to slump despite the industry's insistence all is well.

<em>6:30 with George Negus</em> died a slow death by viewer indifference. Negus, however, said that at least Ten had a go and the product he fronted most nights wasn't that bad.

Bye George (Negus), it wasn’t that bad, just not enough viewers

6:30 with George Negus died a slow death by viewer indifference. Negus, however, said that at least Ten had a go and the product he fronted most nights wasn't that bad.

Mel Rafter, a character from TV soap Packed To The Rafters, has been written out of the script so an actress can try her hand at Hollywood. So, who cares? Well, we do apparently. Why else would the media relentlessly cover the 'death' of a television character as news?

And the Wankley goes to… a press packed with Rafters

Mel Rafter, a character from TV soap Packed To The Rafters, has been written out of the script so an actress can try her hand at Hollywood. So, who cares? Well, we do apparently. Why else would the media relentlessly cover the 'death' of a television character as news?

Good question: TV news outlets in Australia, the UK and the Middle East allow anyone to stream their content online -- so why do all US broadcasters lock the rest of the world out?

Why can’t we watch American TV online?

Good question: TV news outlets in Australia, the UK and the Middle East allow anyone to stream their content online -- so why do all US broadcasters lock the rest of the world out?

The ABC has announced a predictable line-up of familiar faces for its new 24-hour news channel. The only <em>real</em> surprise is the absence of "Australia's Anderson Cooper", Tony Jones, and ties, says <b>Dan Barrett</b>.

ABC News 24 line-up announced

The ABC has announced a predictable line-up of familiar faces for its new 24-hour news channel. The only real surprise is the absence of "Australia's Anderson Cooper", Tony Jones, and ties, says Dan Barrett.

Ever noticed how formulaic news reporting is? From the 'walking through a busy crowd and talking with your hands' to 'shots of headless obese people', <b>Charlie Brooker</b> shows how the news is made.

News reporting for dummies

Ever noticed how formulaic news reporting is? From the 'walking through a busy crowd and talking with your hands' to 'shots of headless obese people', Charlie Brooker shows how the news is made.

A new survey has found that Fox is the only TV news network that more Americans trust than distrust, with 49% of all people -- and 79% of Republicans -- saying they trust the station.

Fox News: America’s most trusted news source. Eep.

A new survey has found that Fox is the only TV news network that more Americans trust than distrust, with 49% of all people -- and 79% of Republicans -- saying they trust the station.

ABC chief <b>Mark Scott</b> hits back against critics who say the braodcaster's recently announced 24-hour news channel violates the ABC charter: read the damn thing.

Mark Scott: In defence of 24-hour news

ABC chief Mark Scott hits back against critics who say the braodcaster's recently announced 24-hour news channel violates the ABC charter: read the damn thing.

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