A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
Voters beware – not all polls are created the same.
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A scholar offers advice to voters who are leery of polling after the 2016 election.
The magazine taught its readers to never swallow what they’re served.
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Today's media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad's media literacy.
Afghan journalists light candles to remember the local reporters killed in last week’s Kabul bomb blast.
With few Western journalists remaining in Afghanistan, local reporters are shouldering the burden of covering the conflict - and are increasingly being targeted for it.
The ACCC inquiry looks at the impact of digital platforms on the supply of news and journalistic content.
Facebook has expressed interest in regulation, but its submission to the ACCC could be a disappointing early indication of how it will downplay its magnitude in future regulatory debates.
Journalists must do more to empower citizens to deal with corruption.
Both the media and civil society need to rethink the way they understand their roles when it comes to social accountability.
Coal miner photographed on the job near Richlands, Virginia, in 1974.
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In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
The UK media failed to challenge the government narrative of austerity despite its failure to revive the economy.
Advertising mogul, Martin Sorrell.
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How Martin Sorrell built WPP from scratch into the world's biggest marketing conglomerate.
Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993.
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The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
A new A$1.182 billion dollar cricket broadcast rights deal will be split between Seven and Foxtel.
A 40-year partnership between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network ended today, with Seven and Foxtel securing media rights. The deal means more hours of coverage and is a big win for Foxtel.
A screenshot from the Deadspin montage, which featured news anchors repeating the same script decrying ‘fake news.’
In many cases, the mistreatment of TV anchors has become the story – at the expense of bigger questions about corporate ownership.
The largest television company in the US recently issued a coordinated campaign of scripted warnings about fake news.
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The fake news label has been used by politicians to discredit unfavourable media stories. But even assuming good intentions, new laws are incapable of tackling the menace.
Motor racing has always had a close relationship with the media.
Electric vehicle racing is slower and quieter than conventional car racing. To make it interesting, organisers are allowing fans to choose by popular vote to give some drivers a power boost.
As watchdogs, regulators, tax agencies, and lobby groups apply more pressure to tech giants Google and Facebook, the two companies are rebranding in response.
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It's surprising that news publishers seem to hand more power to Google because now more than ever there's an urgency to have clear barriers between news companies, social media platforms and search engines.
Xi Jinping votes on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits.
Recent changes to China's constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.
Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids.
It's not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as 'good' or 'bad' based on superficial qualities.
Some argue that news coverage of shootings is too sanitized.
According to a photojournalism expert, there can be a relationship between exposure to grisly images and activism. But there are also ethical considerations to be made.
The ABC’s independence is a global concern.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
The Barnaby Joyce saga has been an example of ‘shake-the-tree’ journalism at its worst.
Media reporting of the Barnaby Joyce affair would have been so much better if journalists had established substantial public-interest justifications before breaking the story.