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While there are legitimate grounds for critique of Section 18C, David Leyonhjelm’s ‘test’ case is not the ideal candidate. AAP/Lukas Coch

Could Section 18C protect ‘angry white males’ like David Leyonhjelm?

David Leyonhjelm's complaint over being called an 'angry white male' could showcase the difficulty in launching a successful action under Section 18C and undermine an argument in support of repeal.
In this man’s day, Cooma had a thriving newspaper. Now it is gone – could the ABC step into the breach? State Records NSW/flickr

Memo to Michelle Guthrie: as local newspapers die, might the ABC help out?

The 130-year-old Cooma-Monaro Express is the latest newspaper casualty in a time of industry turbulence. Yet with local news more important than ever, could the ABC use its resources to bolster this key journalism sector?
Joe Hockey’s successful defamation case against Fairfax Media raises questions about the extent to which politicians should be able to sue in relation to publications about their public conduct. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

Hockey v Fairfax should start the debate on defamation law reform

Hockey v Fairfax illustrates that recent legal and technological developments still pose challenges for defamation law, which has not been reformed to keep pace with these changes.
When the printing presses stop rolling, digital subscriptions will not be enough to make up the revenue shortfall at Fairfax. Julian Smith/AAP

Fairfax has a plan, but it’s not the paywall

With digital subscriptions barely registering on the revenue front, media companies are staking their hopes on alternative revenue sources.
Fairfax sees Huffington Post’s left-leaning, populist approach as a good fit.

HuffPo meets Fairfax and you won’t believe what happens next

This week’s announcement that Fairfax had acquired a 49% partnership stake in Huffington Post Australia means yet another new entrant into the Australian online media landscape. An Australian edition of…
Print assets are losing their appeal. Remon Rijper/Flickr

APN’s kiwi float talk signals media shakeup

APN News & Media is mulling a float of its New Zealand media assets including its masthead The NZ Herald, The Radio Network (TRN) and group buying site GrabOne. The company is potentially selling 60…

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