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.
We can learn a lot from the business practices and ethical stance of newspaper publishing in the 1830s. This image of a New York City newsroom is from the book, “Industries of to-day.”
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Solutions to fake news and financial support for media may come from newspapers of the early 1800s.
Can the media relay a more peaceful message? A mural of Donald Trump in Dublin by the artist Subset.
Bellicose reporting can lead to a destructive feedback loop.
Information is valuable and can be risky.
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Established media organisations are collaborating across borders and with new media to break big stories such as global tax avoidance by the rich and powerful.
Why has B.C. become home to Canada’s most vibrant news ecosystem? Credit the wellspring of creativity here — the province’s beauty and potential has long attracted change-makers.
A good news story about the news? It's true. In British Columbia, a digital news ecology is flowering through ‘coopetition’ – as Media Democracy Day will soon showcase.
Ian Hanomansing, left, and Adrienne Arsenault are part of a new four-person anchor format that will be used by The National newscast on CBC.
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The CBC has unveiled its revamped flagship news show, "The National," with a brand new four-anchor format. The role of the news anchor has changed dramatically over the last 20 years.
The British Breakfast Companion.
A new study explores the state of an industry that's tapping creative revenue streams and incorporating new tools to engage with readers.
A unique collaborative journalism project revealed industry and government officials in Saskatchewan were aware of significant public safety hazards from potentially deadly hydrogen sulphide gas.
Canadian newspapers are in trouble, and there are no philanthropic efforts afoot to rescue them. The National Student Investigative Reporting Network, or NSIRN, is aiming to make a difference.
Heritage Minister Melanie Joly recently announced a new policy for Canada’s cultural and creative industries competing in a digital world, but it offers little help for organizations that produce serious journalism.
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The Canadian news industry is in a crisis. Rather than providing a way forward, the Liberal government suggests that Facebook, Twitter, and Google will "jumpstart digital news innovation."
Trees burn in the High Park wildfire near Fort Collins, Colorado, June 17, 2012.
Much disaster reporting simply chronicles events, but good journalism digs deeper and examines causes. Stories about Colorado wildfires have raised questions about risk, especially on fire anniversaries.
A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room.
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After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Marines help the wounded man to an evacuation helicopter near Van Tuong,1965.
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Is there honor in a losing battle? The US military faced this question in Vietnam. Its response would eventually change how the media covered war and how Americans perceive it.
A recent research project about the 2015 Canadian election showed social media is no substitute for local news coverage.
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Local news is as important to communities as clean air, but the failing business model of traditional journalism has left the local news industry in rapid decline.
The government on Wednesday finally clinched a deal with the crossbench Nick Xenophon Team.
Under the government's new rules, a company will be able to have TV, radio and print outlets in the same market.
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Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
ABC Insiders host Barrie Cassidy was once press secretary to former prime minister Bob Hawke.
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.