Many people are turned away by abusive language on online news sites but new research reveals that only 15 per cent of comments are “nasty.”
Are online trolls as bad as we think? New research reveals that most online news comments contribute positively to the conversation.
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.
This is certainly a moment to bring Engels's shade out of the shadows.
The concept of ‘new power’ can be applied to modern digital journalism.
A new book on so-called 'new power' can help us understand transformations in journalism like increased collaboration and use of digital technologies for investigative journalism.
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.
Who holds officials accountable when cities like Thunder Bay, Ont., rife with political and racial tensions, have no local reporters?
Ottawa must decide how to spend the $50 million it's allocated to support local journalism. The establishment of a Local News Data Lab would be a good start. Here's how it might work.
Sharing experiences of #MeToo can open the flood gates for online abuse and physical threats.
Today's workplaces extend beyond physical spaces, so movements like #metoo must trigger change in how we behave online.
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.
Social media is a double-edged sword for politicians.
As politicians grapple with the fall-out from social media missteps, the public turns back to traditional media for trustworthy news.
Former senators Scott Ludlam, Nick Xenophon and Sam Dastyari announce the public interest journalism inquiry in May 2017.
The recommendations of the Senate inquiry into the future of public interest journalism are unlikely to get much traction, but the very real issues it was investigating remain unresolved.
Mzwanele Manyi, the new owner of the Gupta-linked ANN7 television news channel and The New Age newspaper.
Multichoice's dominant power over South Africa's public sphere suggests that dropping ANN7 may send a bad signal for media freedom and democratic debate.
Work for The Conversation and you could be as happy as a stock image model.
Budding journalists should apply for our three-month paid internship with The Conversation's science and technology team.
Television news station linked to the Guptas faces imminent closure.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
Would the ABC’s publication of confidential cabinet documents would be in breach of a proposed government bill?
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
Rebecca Watts, Rupi Kaur, Kate Tempest – the world of poetry is up in arms again. Here's why.
Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, and Meryl Streep as publisher Kay Graham.
In an age of so-called 'fake news' and 'alternative facts', Hollywood is producing stories, like The Post, of how journalism should be done.
Understanding how and why things happen can help people make sense of the world.
In the age of 'fake news' it's more important than ever to make sure that what's being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
Happy Christmas Ethiopia: this photo was part of a Christmas card sent to Germaine Greer from the Diverse Productions film crew who worked with Greer on her 1985 documentary Diverse Reports: Ethiopia.
Photograph: Colin Skinner, reproduced with permission. University of Melbourne Archives, Germaine Greer Archive, 2014.0054.00156. Copyright: Colin Skinner.
One of the least recognised aspects of Germaine Greer’s professional life is her international career as a journalist. It spans reportage in Vietnam and Ethiopia and interviews with figures such as Primo Levi.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will hold just one seat in the Queensland parliament following the state election.
The seemingly disproportionate media attention given to One Nation is the result of a potent news-making brew.