The highest-profile Australian currently imprisoned overseas, Cassie Sainsbury, is detained in Colombia on drug charges. She was arrested at Bogota airport in April with 5.8kg of cocaine in her suitcase…
Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.
What may be deemed in the public interest today may not be so in a decade’s time.
Despite arguments that it is too loose, ambiguous and easy to hide behind, the 'public interest' is an integral part of the discourse, law, regulation and governance of modern democracies.
A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room.
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After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
The Conversation welcomes the small publisher’s jobs and innovation package negotiated by the Nick Xenophon Team as part of the government’s media reform bill. “Access to this funding will make an immediate…
A recent research project about the 2015 Canadian election showed social media is no substitute for local news coverage.
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Local news is as important to communities as clean air, but the failing business model of traditional journalism has left the local news industry in rapid decline.
Most Australian media companies, including the national broadcaster, are enamoured by the sugar hit of audience reach.
Building a journalism business model on clicks, cats and Kardashians may have had its day — even as journalists change to keep audiences happy
Is speaking some evil really so bad?
We gave four scholars from different disciplines a chance to offer their opinions on this important question.
Welcome to our new colleagues in Indonesia.
Welcome to our new colleagues in Indonesia.
ABC Insiders host Barrie Cassidy was once press secretary to former prime minister Bob Hawke.
Australian news editors and politicians give their views on the ethical issues arising when reporters return to journalism after time as a political spin doctor.
Proceed with caution.
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While specific stories from RT don't reach many people, they change the mainstream media's behaviour.
British actress Emma Watson was featured in Marie Claire’s sustainability issue: She wears only sustainable clothing on the red carpet.
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Climate change needs to be front and centre in fashion, which is one of the most polluting industries. Fashion magazines can help consumers to embrace more sustainable lifestyles.
The princess of Wales is pictured in Bonn, Germany in 1987.
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To succumb to conspiracy is to be human.
Political messaging through fake news featured during Kenya’s recent general election.
Fake news has intruded on every aspect of life. Audiences need to counter its appeal, as the media alone is incapable of debunking false information.
After Charlottesville, journalists need to ask themselves whether they’re OK with doxing.
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Doxing challenges traditional journalism. Its investigative role is circumvented by people disclosing information online quickly, and often inaccurately.
Kenyan policemen in Kibera. The media stands accused of refusing to cover post-election tensions comprehensively.
Kenya's press has admitted to self-censorship after the August 8th poll to avoid a repeat of 2008's post-election violence. But by refusing to inform the public has the media lost credibility?
Cory Bernardi’s views on same-sex marriage may be crude and ignorant, but the media are nonetheless obligated to report how he uses his power.
In the marriage equality debate as in any other, media outlets must balance the right to freedom of speech with the balance of evidence.
Pauline Hanson’s support for media reforms requires increased scruntiny of public broadcasters.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation has won major measures to increase scrutiny of the ABC and potentially clip its wings.
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It is only when disaster strikes that a community and its problems are truly rendered visible.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chair of the Emerson Collective.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?