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?
If the politicians took a higher road, at least there would be pressure on the media to follow.
The way Australian politics is conducted now - abrasive, shallow, personal - is a known turn-off for voters. So why don't the politicans change?
States, casinos and leagues could all cash in. Will sports media get a cut of the action too?
With bettors clamoring for an edge, legacy media outlets could add a gambling beat to their daily sports coverage – or risk losing out.
The news media routinely 'beats up' shark stories in search of clicks and profits, according to focus groups and surveys of social media posts.
Michelle Guthrie pointed out that the broadcaster’s per capita funding had halved in real terms in three decades while the demands on it had increased.
Michelle Guthrie has hit back against critics with a Deloitte Access Economics assessment the public broadcaster contributed more than $1 billion to the Australian economy in the last financial year.
Sexualised images of women persist in sport media, despite the changing demographics of fans.
Women now make up a sizeable share of football audiences, but unless decked out in short shorts and cropped jerseys, they are barely visible in the media.
Mitch Fifield and the Prime Minister’s Office often fire off complaints about errors and interpretations.
It has been described as virtue-signalling to the base. I think it is rather more serious. It will reinforce the anti-ABC sentiment of some in government ranks - which has reached absurd levels.
In Season 3 of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Anthony Bourdain took viewers to Tanzania.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
The French National Assembly, which is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be banned in the pre-election period.
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France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, have had a rocky relationship in recent years.
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The rhetoric between Australia and China is reaching a fever pitch in the media, with less room for journalists to take a more nuanced, objective viewpoint.
A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
Voters beware – not all polls are created the same.
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A scholar offers advice to voters who are leery of polling after the 2016 election.
The magazine taught its readers to never swallow what they’re served.
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Today's media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad's media literacy.
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.
The ACCC inquiry looks at the impact of digital platforms on the supply of news and journalistic content.
Facebook has expressed interest in regulation, but its submission to the ACCC could be a disappointing early indication of how it will downplay its magnitude in future regulatory debates.
Journalists must do more to empower citizens to deal with corruption.
Both the media and civil society need to rethink the way they understand their roles when it comes to social accountability.
Coal miner photographed on the job near Richlands, Virginia, in 1974.
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In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
The UK media failed to challenge the government narrative of austerity despite its failure to revive the economy.
Advertising mogul, Martin Sorrell.
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How Martin Sorrell built WPP from scratch into the world's biggest marketing conglomerate.