A merger between Nine and Fairfax was announced in July this year.
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What does the Nine Fairfax merger mean for diversity and quality journalism?
Eric Beecher of Private Media, Stephen Mayne of the Mayne Report and ABC finance presenter Alan Kohler join Andrew Dodd and Andrea Carson to discuss what the Nine Fairfax merger means for quality journalism.
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It’s difficult to measure media bias.
Nearly half of Americans say they see a great deal of bias in the news media. But the research on this subject is unresolved.
Journalists must do more to empower citizens to deal with corruption.
Both the media and civil society need to rethink the way they understand their roles when it comes to social accountability.
Violent and distressing news video and images such as this girl fleeing fighting in Mosul, Iraq, on July 2, pose mental health risks for journalists in newsrooms — a new phenomenon.
(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Journalists face psychological trauma from producing news even when they are distant from the scene of violent incidents. What can news organizations do?
With the right skills, scientists can draw journalists like bees to honey.
Is there an art - or a science - to figuring out what stories will soar from the lab to the front page?
A 1941 photograph depicts the Chicago Defender’s linotype operators.
From the treatment of black World War II veterans to Emmett Till's murder, the black press helped lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement. What role can it play today?
Sol Plaatje never stopped learning, nor teaching.
How did Sol Plaatje, a man with only four years of formal schooling, become one of South Africa's most brilliant and committed public educators?
Sol Plaatje at his writing desk taken from his book Native Life in South Africa.
Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand A979 Fca3.
The centennial publication of Sol Plaatje's seminal, 'Native Life' is a timely reminder of his estimation of intellectual work, in contrast to the current disparagement of ‘clever blacks’.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signs an anti-gay bill into law on February 24 2014.
Consensual same-sex conduct is a crime in 38 African countries. The media in those countries are very much in cahoots with their rulers. But they're getting their comeuppance from Twitter.
Leadership struggles are between ostensible allies.
In leadership contests in particular, the media’s role is often markedly different from the competition between parties.