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.
'Hothouse Earth' is not a sure thing – yet. Here's what you can do about it.
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The dilemma for the rest of the media is: to report or not to report? And how?
The essence of local newspapers is that they are a mirror of the small communities that produce them.
Even in the age of digital disruption and big-name mergers, there are signs that local newspapers remain viable and strong.
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate McClymont is one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists. Under the Fairfax-Nine merger, how well will work like hers be supported?
Fairfax Media has a long and highly successful history in investigative journalism, which may be at risk if the company merges with the Nine Network.
It’s difficult to measure media bias.
Nearly half of Americans say they see a great deal of bias in the news media. But the research on this subject is unresolved.
If a news report mentions a shooter’s tough childhood, chances are he’s white.
White shooters are nearly 95 percent more likely to have their crimes attributed to mental illness than black shooters.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nicholas Klomp about the week in politics.
Frank and Kerry Packer would be pretty happy to see the company they founded on the cusp of swallowing Fairfax.
Two companies with very different histories and cultures will now be forced to work together in search of efficiencies and revenue in a brutal media landscape.
Despite several barriers, journalists are changing the way they report on violence against women for the better.
The sky’s the limit.
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Comcast and Disney's bidding war for Sky can only be justified by the outside threat of Amazon and Netflix.
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.
Author Tom Keneally, actress Magda Szubanski and journalist Kerry O'Brien are among the ABC’s high-profile supporters.
The public broadcaster's editorial independence must be protected at all costs – from within and without.
H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest, left, donated tens of millions of dollars to sustain Philadelphia’s newspapers.
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Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
With reviews into the ABC underway on its competitive neutrality and its efficiency, Milne said that, echoing the past, some rivals urged the ABC should be banned from providing digital services and restricted to linear radio and television.
In a strong defence of the public broadcaster, its chairman has warned against clipping the ABC's digital wings and defended its place in preserving the nation's identity.
AT&T and Time Warner are among the latest companies to merge.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
Katharine Murphy ‘On Disruption’
This conversation was hosted by Australian National Univeristy Crawford School of Public Policy and introduced by their Director, Professor Helen Sullivan.
What do we really know about homelessness in the U.S.?
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.
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?