Walter V. Robinson, the US investigative journalist who was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the film Spotlight, talks to Media Files about his team’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
A merger between Nine and Fairfax was announced in July this year.
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What does the Nine Fairfax merger mean for diversity and quality journalism?
Eric Beecher of Private Media, Stephen Mayne of the Mayne Report and ABC finance presenter Alan Kohler join Andrew Dodd and Andrea Carson to discuss what the Nine Fairfax merger means for quality journalism.
Getting the scoop.
As the Cairncross Review looks into how high-quality journalism can be sustained into the future, a case for opening up funding streams to tackle a 'democratic deficit'.
Media Files is a new monthly podcast, featuring discussion between media researchers, experts and working journalists on the big issues in the media landscape today.
Connecticut members of the Ku Klux Klan, escorted by Meriden, Conn. police, run for shelter as protesters pelt them in March 1981.
In 1979, David Duke told the media he had launched a wildly successful recruiting drive in Connecticut. A local reporter wanted to test Duke's claims – so he filled out an application to join the KKK.
South Australia just became the latest state to pass shield laws, but history shows they haven’t always done their job.
Shield laws are meant to help investigative journalists do their work, but significant loopholes remain.
In 1988, The Age was ranked the most influential institution in Melbourne.
The Age Charter of Editorial Independence – the first document of its type in Australia – first emerged in 1988. It was defended time and again over the following three decades.
The shocking lack of gender balance is not just bad for women. It's doing the public a major disservice.
Then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Are Americans ready for a new media model? A new survey indicates that, surprisingly, those who are more willing to pay for news include women and the young.
The future of local news is sobering but not without some measure of hope. By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news.
Local news is in peril. Here's what can be done to save it.
A man looks at sports publications at a Barcelona newsstand in 2017. The European Union is considering new regulations for the online use of news content.
A proposed EU copyright directive aims to make Google, Facebook and other online platforms pay to display snippets of news. But will it work, and what will be the costs?
The Conversation Canada celebrates its first anniversary on June 25, 2018.
The Conversation Canada has reached an important milestone. In its first year, The Conversation Canada built an audience of millions eager to read research-based articles from Canadian academics.
Journalism is still a popular choice for students, but the harsh realities of the media industry can can crush idealism.
Trump accuses the U.S. “mainstream media” of spreading fake news about his administration. But that hasn’t stopped White House reporters from doing their job.
Trump may rhetorically attack the media, but the US still ranks 45th of 180 countries in terms of press freedom. North Korea ranks last. And Mexico is the world's most dangerous place for reporters.
The middle man.
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The Mail man has enjoyed 26 years of power in journalism and politics.
A new bill proposes to ban reporters and civilians alike from photographing or videoing Israeli troops.
Journalism needs to rebuild public trust, but it won't be easy.
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When reporting violence, grammar matters: the use of voice is key to apportioning blame and, importantly, an accurate depiction of what has taken place.
The Pan African Parliament in session in Midrand, South Africa.
Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned .
Tom Wolfe, in 2010, fired up and holding forth.
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A journalism scholar and biographer of Tom Wolfe looks back at a literary great's life of challenging cultural standards.