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 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.
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.
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.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
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.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
A scholar offers advice to voters who are leery of polling after the 2016 election.
Today's media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad's media literacy.
With few Western journalists remaining in Afghanistan, local reporters are shouldering the burden of covering the conflict - and are increasingly being targeted for it.
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.
Both the media and civil society need to rethink the way they understand their roles when it comes to social accountability.
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.
How Martin Sorrell built WPP from scratch into the world's biggest marketing conglomerate.
The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
A 40-year partnership between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network ended today, with Seven and Foxtel securing media rights. The deal means more hours of coverage and is a big win for Foxtel.
In many cases, the mistreatment of TV anchors has become the story – at the expense of bigger questions about corporate ownership.
The fake news label has been used by politicians to discredit unfavourable media stories. But even assuming good intentions, new laws are incapable of tackling the menace.