The ABC’s independence is a global concern.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
The Barnaby Joyce saga has been an example of ‘shake-the-tree’ journalism at its worst.
Media reporting of the Barnaby Joyce affair would have been so much better if journalists had established substantial public-interest justifications before breaking the story.
Former senators Scott Ludlam, Nick Xenophon and Sam Dastyari announce the public interest journalism inquiry in May 2017.
The recommendations of the Senate inquiry into the future of public interest journalism are unlikely to get much traction, but the very real issues it was investigating remain unresolved.
President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and former President Daniel Arap Moi ®
There have been growing concerns about Kenya's interference in the media's work.
Kenya’s press must fight to protect its freedom.
Not since the bad old days of former President Daniel Moi's regime has Kenya witnessed such a swift and calculated assault on the media.
Three of Kenya’s leading broadcasters remained shut for a week. Two have since been allowed back on air.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Neuroscientists have been scanning the brains of select Super Bowl viewers to see how they’re reacting to the commercials that air.
Companies are now tracking how consumers react on social media to Super Bowl ads. They’re also studying how the brain responds to them. Could personalized Super Bowl ads be on the horizon?
An 1894 cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper criticizes American newspapers’ elasticity with the truth.
Library of Congress
The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
Rebecca Watts, Rupi Kaur, Kate Tempest – the world of poetry is up in arms again. Here's why.
As a co-founder, and Chief Executive of The Conversation in the UK, Max Landry learned a great deal. He is moving on, but leaves best wishes for the future of a project that remains dear to him.
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has triggered long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult, especially in vulnerable media industries.
The Supreme Court of Canada's 2015 decision to allow a hazardous waste monopoly in B.C. gave life to long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult.
Women in media joined other women demanding equality in the 1970s.
In the 1970s thousands of women in media took their employers to court over pay inequality. While many were successful, similar cases today show the fight for equality has a long way to go.
Consolidation is happening at a rapid pace. But who will bear the brunt of the costs?
In the coming year, media companies will be adjusting to a new reality – one that ultimately leaves consumers with fewer choices.
Kids shouldn’t be expected to self-regulate the amount of time they spend on the device. And parents are finding it tougher and tougher to impose limits.
The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.
Do we really want one conglomerate to control so much of the media landscape?
Disney's veneer of innocence shouldn't distract people from recognizing the danger of giving one conglomerate the power to control so much information.
Age staff protesting job cuts earlier this year.
Let’s start with a few things on which we can all agree, chief among them that public interest journalism is a Good Thing. The fourth estate has a crucial role in holding power to account. The big stories…
New research shows Muslims are more negatively portrayed in the media than other groups.
New research reveals that about half of opinion pieces in mainstream newspapers and television are so racist they potentially breach industry codes of conduct.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will hold just one seat in the Queensland parliament following the state election.
The seemingly disproportionate media attention given to One Nation is the result of a potent news-making brew.
It's not always easy to tell when someone's out to fool you on the internet, but there are some simple tools you can use.
Political reporter William D. Workman speaks at a GOP event in 1962.
Courtesy of South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.