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As journalism loses its financial footing, it may need more support from foundations. Tim Karr/Free Press

Can charity save journalism from market failure?

Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
On April 22 people demonstrated in Karachi to condemn the killing of Mashal Khan, accused of blasphemy and murdered on his campus by other students. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against 'blasphemy', leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
Cyclone Debbie didn’t present strongly on twitter according to the ATNIX. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

ATNIX: Debbie misses Twitter

News sharing on Twitter focuses on a broad range of topics, even as Cyclone Debbie dominated other news sources, as shown by the Australian Twitter News Index for March 2017.
Malcolm Turnbull goes it alone on Q&A with host Tony Jones ahead of the 2016 federal election. ABC iView

Why politicians and television still need each other

Television shows that reveal politicians in a different light, such as Channel Ten's The Project, or the ABC's Kitchen Cabinet or Q&A, are vital outlets for them to convey their messages.
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja discusses faith in media on Q&A with fellow panellist Claire Wardle from First Draft, which targets misinformation. Q&A

FactCheck Q&A: Has confidence in the media in Australia dropped lower than in the United States?

On Q&A, government minister Zed Seselja remarked that surveys showed confidence in media has fallen globally. In Australia, he said, it has dropped lower than in the US. Is he right?
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway chat. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Seeking truth among ‘alternative facts’

How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.

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