Much of the focus of people’s and the media’s attentions is on the victims of terrorism rather than the perpetrators.
Does the media coverage of the Manchester terrorist attack suggest we are becoming inured to them?
Mark Colvin spent nearly two decades presenting the ABC’s PM program.
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
With every round of redundancies, significant questions arise around the long-term viability of mainstream news media in Australia.
There is lingering anger among journalists made redundant that expertise and experience seem to have become disposable assets in newsrooms.
Fairfax Media journalists are on a week-long strike in response to the company’s latest round of staff cuts.
Imagine, for a moment, if there were no independent journalists left to decipher PR spin.
Malcolm Turnbull goes it alone on Q&A with host Tony Jones ahead of the 2016 federal election.
Television shows that reveal politicians in a different light, such as Channel Ten's The Project, or the ABC's Kitchen Cabinet or Q&A, are vital outlets for them to convey their messages.
Scrutiny of the sources, evidence and bias behind our public figures’ statements is more important than ever.
In a time of slippery weasel words and 'alternative facts', we are delighted to see the return of the ABC fact-checking unit in collaboration with RMIT.
New linguistic studies show the ratio of “he” to “she” in Australian news reporting is 3.4 to 1.
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A new database that shows the use of gendered words in major Australian newspapers tells us much about whose voices are being heard.
Within weeks of the ‘Children Overboard’ claims, the Howard government enforced a media blackout of sorts on asylum seekers.
How do the media management strategies devised in haste 15 years ago affect how asylum seekers are portrayed today?
It appears a significant proportion of Australia’s Chinese community feel the Australian media cover China within a narrow framework.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
Mitch Fifield argues media diversity is under threat unless the government’s bill is passed.
The Turnbull government is engaged in a media reform process that is all about the sideshow – not forward-thinking policy with the public interest in mind.
Research in the humanities has come under attack from the Daily Telegraph in recent days.
The decision to refuse the ARC and academic researchers a right of reply appears to be a straightforward breach of the News Corp Australia code of conduct.
The Nine Network’s Here Come The Habibs is one of very few Australian TV programs not dominated by Anglo-Australian faces.
A generation on from revelations about the lack of diversity in the Australian media at the dawn of the digital era, what is pushing this concern now? And what’s changed since then?
Harriet Wran was sentenced to four years in prison with a non-parole period of two.
The internet and social media have expanded the potential for more enduring forms of non-judicial punishment by way of continued denigration, humiliation and abuse.
A recent ACMA investigation found Andrew Bolt did not breach the commercial TV code of practice.
An ACMA investigation of Andrew Bolt raises questions of fair and accurate reporting, the clash over facts, fair comment and the right of readers and viewers to be fully informed.
Is Rupert Murdoch’s influence on the Australian political landscape what it used to be?
Given newspapers' continued role as the main provider of new news every day, and the amplifying effect of social media, their potential to influence the body politic remains substantial.
Bill Shorten poses for yet another selfie, ready to be uploaded onto social media.
A key feature of the way this election has been covered has been the symbiosis between tradition media and social media.
Michelle Guthrie: will she shape an ABC that truly reflects modern Australia?
The ABC's new chief, who took over last week, has identified improving diversity at the broadcaster as a top priority. This is long overdue - the BBC has already tackled the issue from the top down.
Mark Scott has altered the ABC in profound ways.
Mark Scott will hand to Michelle Guthrie a much-transformed ABC – one that does the same things in very new ways.
History lesson: Sydney’s Daily Telegraph goes to war on political correctness.
Debate over 'discovery' of Australia is alive and well – in the mind of one Sydney newspaper editor.
With depressing regularity I return to this column to talk about cuts to precious journalism capacity in Australia, usually at Fairfax. This week it’s the equivalent of 120 editorial positions consigned…