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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. Joel Carrett/AAP

ABC contributes as much to the economy as it costs the taxpayer: Michelle Guthrie

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. Srdjan Suki/EPA

Why stereotypes of sexy women fans persist at the World Cup

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. Joel Carrett/AAP

View from The Hill: Threat to the ABC is not sale but more bullying

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. CNN

Anthony Bourdain’s window into Africa

When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
A screenshot from the Deadspin montage, which featured news anchors repeating the same script decrying ‘fake news.’ Deadspin

Local media struggle to hold Sinclair accountable

In many cases, the mistreatment of TV anchors has become the story – at the expense of bigger questions about corporate ownership.
The largest television company in the US recently issued a coordinated campaign of scripted warnings about fake news. Screen Shot at 2PM

Outlawing fake news will chill the real news

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.
Motor racing has always had a close relationship with the media. Jens Buettner/EPA

Formula E racing puts power in the hands of fans

Electric vehicle racing is slower and quieter than conventional car racing. To make it interesting, organisers are allowing fans to choose by popular vote to give some drivers a power boost.

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