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The study looked at helping redheads to tan and protect them from the sun. But the redheads were mice, not humans. from www.shutterstock.com

Research Check: can a new drug really protect redheads from cancer?

A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
Public interest reporting is often equated with watchdog or investigative reporting. But it can include other factual stories that serve the public interest. Shutterstock

Explainer: what is public interest journalism?

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.
The pattern of disinterest in Schapelle Corby’s release also reflected in our data on the total number of visits to these Australian news sites. Made Nagi/EPA/AAP

Schapelle Corby fails to draw a Twitter audience

The Schapelle Corby media circus wasn't reflected in Twitter stats and calls to boycott Fairfax during the staff strike show limited impact on this social media platform as well.
The New York Times continues to invest in its newsrooms and expand internationally (it has journalists filing stories from over 150 countries), while Fairfax continues to chop newsroom jobs. Elaine To/AAP

Time for a ‘digital’ reality check on Fairfax and The New York Times

While digital revenue streams may be delivering, there's still a strong reliance on print for revenue and research shows readers engage more with print.
Claims that ABC News siphons readers away from Fairfax publications are unfounded. AAP Image/Joel Carrett

The ABC is not siphoning audiences from Fairfax

Explaining Fairfax's struggles, CEO Greg Hywood blamed the ABC for distorting the market - but the national broadcaster actually drives traffic to its commercial competitors.

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