media

media September 15, 2018

Changing the discourse on suicide

Reflecting on the limits of language around suicide, the author writes of his own experience of depression and the call for a more open discussion of mental health.

media September 1, 2018

How the Murdoch press ran Turnbull from his office

In among the collapse of the Turnbull government was a final gasp of influence from the right-wing press.

immigration August 11, 2018

Sleeping Giants fuel Sky News backlash

As the backlash set in after Sky News’s interview with Blair Cottrell, one activist group turned its sights to the channel’s corporate sponsors.

immigration August 11, 2018

Who is making money out of racism?

In a final interview as race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane condemns politicians and media organisations for profiting from racism, and warns it will get worse. Mike Seccombe reports.

religion August 4, 2018

The politics of racism

The government’s rhetoric on race takes it into territory that is uglier and more targeted than even John Howard’s campaigns.

media July 28, 2018

Fairfax journalists surprised by Nine merger

The announcement of the Fairfax–Nine Entertainment merger took the industry by surprise. It has journalists worried about media diversity and the future of Fairfax’s flagship mastheads.

north america July 21, 2018

Donald Trump’s unexpected critic

Following Donald Trump’s extraordinary capitulation to Russia, a Perth father whose three children were killed on MH17 becomes his clearest critic.

media July 14, 2018

The ABC efficiency review

The new head of the government’s ABC efficiency review is not as right-wing as some may fear. Still, his appointment suggests an agenda to further muzzle the broadcaster’s independent voice.

law & crime June 30, 2018

Tracey Spicer: Starting the first Me Too inquiry

Eight months after calling for stories of sexual misconduct in the Australian arts and media, the author details her involvement in establishing the world’s first workplace harassment inquiry.

media June 9, 2018

Mitch Fifield, the IPA and the ABC

Consistent attacks against the ABC by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield point to a man on a mission to destroy the independent authority of the national broadcaster.

media April 28, 2018

Peta Credlin and Sky’s caustic panels

Murdoch’s cable channel Sky News has an undue influence in Canberra, but it is defined by a sour and second-rate discourse.