media

media June 3, 2017

Quadrant and its slide into deluded extremism

Once seen as a journal of intellectual weight, today’s Quadrant has gone off-leash to become a ranting voice of the reactionary right.

media May 13, 2017

What the future holds for Fairfax

Fairfax’s latest staff cuts signal a crisis in Australian journalism, but international models offer a ray of hope.

media March 4, 2017

Senior Liberals caution Malcolm Turnbull on style

As Turnbull’s supporters become anxious about an absence of narrative and clear advice, his problems are greater than a vengeful Tony Abbott.

law & crime March 4, 2017

Reporting Robert Xie’s murder of Brenda Lin’s family

In 2009, her world was torn apart by the murder of her parents, brothers and aunt. Now, following her uncle’s long-awaited conviction, Brenda Lin faces the glare of the media again.

immigration February 25, 2017

Race, stereotyping and Melbourne’s Apex gang

The media’s reporting of gang crime across Melbourne has racial overtones, singling out Sudanese Australians and engendering fear and stereotyping in the community.

media February 18, 2017

The death of broadcast television

As the number of traditional viewers fall, what does the future of broadcast television look like?

media December 17, 2016

Facebook’s distortion of news access

Facebook’s opaque algorithm for filtering its News Feed likely distorts access to information and public debate.

media December 17, 2016

The new untruth of political campaigns

As a leading polling company is revealed to be behind an activist website ostensibly linked to Medicare, bipartisan support emerges for rules on disclosure.

media December 10, 2016

Sexual harassment in the media

The departure of The Age’s editor-in-chief due to workplace impropriety highlights the ongoing hypocrisy of the media as moral arbiter.

media December 3, 2016

Senior ABC staff say Michelle Guthrie ‘out of her depth’

As staff revolt against programming changes, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie struggles to describe her vision for the broadcaster.

north america November 26, 2016

How fake news online skewed the US election

As calls intensify for a recount in key states, the impact on the American election of post-truth ‘news’ is becoming clearer.