The Canadian government has announced a new policy of providing financial assistance to the country's news industry. With any financial support will come a need to define who exactly is a journalist.
There’s also long been great social distance between the US national press and large swathes of the country, and Trump’s distaste for the former reflects the frustration felt by millions of Americans.
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
A new book examines the relationship between national security and access to information in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada, comparing it with other countries around the world.
Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
What does the future newsroom look like?
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We often hear about media companies shedding staff and revenues, but is there hope? We ask the man with a mission to launch 100 media start-ups in three years: what does the future newsroom look like?
New research suggests media organisations that rely on Facebook to build audience are trapped in an attention economy that delivers traffic but no money.
The death of the Saudi columnist shows the hazards faced by journalists – especially if the US doesn't like what they do.
A missing Saudi journalist has put Trump's 'America First' rhetoric to the test.
Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was no ordinary reporter. His contacts included the Royal Family as well as known terrorists.
Dealing with graphic videos and images can harm journalists' mental health.
Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy and former MP David Feeney on the digital disruption of media and politics.
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Today on the podcast we're talking filter bubbles, fake news, opinion vs fact. Media Files asks two experts how the media and politics influence each other - and why that's causing concern.
Why were the Russians behind the story not properly acknowledged?
The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Journalists should mind their language.
Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
Violence against journalists is on the rise. Many people don't realize that such acts have a long tradition in the US, where partisan rancor was once a hallmark of American journalism.
Bob Woodward's supposedly explosive findings about Trump are not what we need.
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.