The ACCC inquiry looks at the impact of digital platforms on the supply of news and journalistic content.
Facebook has expressed interest in regulation, but its submission to the ACCC could be a disappointing early indication of how it will downplay its magnitude in future regulatory debates.
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.
Coal miner photographed on the job near Richlands, Virginia, in 1974.
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In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
The UK media failed to challenge the government narrative of austerity despite its failure to revive the economy.
Advertising mogul, Martin Sorrell.
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How Martin Sorrell built WPP from scratch into the world's biggest marketing conglomerate.
Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993.
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The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
A new A$1.182 billion dollar cricket broadcast rights deal will be split between Seven and Foxtel.
A 40-year partnership between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network ended today, with Seven and Foxtel securing media rights. The deal means more hours of coverage and is a big win for Foxtel.
A screenshot from the Deadspin montage, which featured news anchors repeating the same script decrying ‘fake news.’
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.
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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.
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.
As watchdogs, regulators, tax agencies, and lobby groups apply more pressure to tech giants Google and Facebook, the two companies are rebranding in response.
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It's surprising that news publishers seem to hand more power to Google because now more than ever there's an urgency to have clear barriers between news companies, social media platforms and search engines.
Xi Jinping votes on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits.
Recent changes to China's constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.
Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids.
It's not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as 'good' or 'bad' based on superficial qualities.
Some argue that news coverage of shootings is too sanitized.
According to a photojournalism expert, there can be a relationship between exposure to grisly images and activism. But there are also ethical considerations to be made.
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.
Indigenous community members are doing the work to situate Colten Boushie’s life and death within the colonial context, answering not
if race was a factor, but how and why. Colten Boushie’s brother, Jace Boushie, looks on during a media event at the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs office after a jury delivered a verdict of not guilty in the trial of Gerald Stanley.
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What can the events surrounding Colten Boushie’s death, the trial verdict and its media coverage tell us about the role of journalism and journalists in relation to Indigenous concerns in Canada?
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 (R)
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.