There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
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.
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.
The seemingly disproportionate media attention given to One Nation is the result of a potent news-making brew.
New research shows that Australians from diverse backgrounds are turning away from traditional media and heading online, a trend that has great significance for media companies.
The new wave of athlete-to-fan digital products will be faced with a few challenges if they are to be successful.
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.
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 One Nation has won major measures to increase scrutiny of the ABC and potentially clip its wings.
A government fund to support quality journalism – while remaining strictly independent – could help produce stories in the public interest.
There are plenty of models around the globe where governments are supporting public interest journalism at arm's length.
News Corp on the right, Fairfax on the left. This division has a long history in Australia, to the detriment of quality journalism and public debate.
Public interest journalism exposes corruption and wrongdoers, and holds the powerful to account. But it is increasingly under threat, and we need to find ways to protect it.
Does the media coverage of the Manchester terrorist attack suggest we are becoming inured to them?
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
There is lingering anger among journalists made redundant that expertise and experience seem to have become disposable assets in newsrooms.
Imagine, for a moment, if there were no independent journalists left to decipher PR spin.
Television shows that reveal politicians in a different light, such as Channel Ten's The Project, or the ABC's Kitchen Cabinet or Q&A, are vital outlets for them to convey their messages.
In a time of slippery weasel words and 'alternative facts', we are delighted to see the return of the ABC fact-checking unit in collaboration with RMIT.
A new database that shows the use of gendered words in major Australian newspapers tells us much about whose voices are being heard.