Edward Jenner, who pioneered vaccination, and two colleagues (right) seeing off three anti-vaccination opponents, with the dead lying at their feet (1808).
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Some people have objected to childhood vaccination since it was introduced in the late 1700s. And their reasons sound remarkably familiar to those of anti-vaxxers today.
The Australian media’s lack of diversity puts significant strain on our democracy.
News Corp on the right, Fairfax on the left. This division has a long history in Australia, to the detriment of quality journalism and public debate.
The first print edition of Denník N, in 2015.
Comments sections may be scary places for reporters but, as the experience of one Slovak daily shows, when journalists engage with readers, it makes for better news.
The New York Times continues to invest in its newsrooms and expand internationally (it has journalists filing stories from over 150 countries), while Fairfax continues to chop newsroom jobs.
While digital revenue streams may be delivering, there's still a strong reliance on print for revenue and research shows readers engage more with print.
A Standard day at the office.
The former chancellor is walking a path between critic and conformist.
The authors of a new book have data that show politicians and the media love talking about heroes, but ordinary people are much more reluctant. That difference could have political consequences.
The censorship board. George Creel is seated at far right.
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An executive order signed in 1917 created what's been called 'the nation's first ministry of information.' The media are still feeling its impact.
As journalism loses its financial footing, it may need more support from foundations.
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Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
Years of experience. Just in the wrong field.
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The former chancellor has no experience of journalism, but that hasn't prevented him from taking over London's most important newspaper.
The former Chancellor is by no means the first to walk the line between media and political elite.
Robots writing stories? It's happening at a newsroom near you – and many journalists aren't thrilled.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway chat.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
Each of PewDiePie’s videos attracts as many viewers as an edition of The Wall Street Journal.
YouTube star PewDiePie has recently lashed out at 'the media', but he's as much as part of the media today as any newspaper or website.
Meet Bench Girl (you’ll have seen her before).
How the news media distorts the reality of alcohol – new findings.
In China, Trump is depicted as a threat to stability.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
It’s a uniquely American phenomenon for newspapers to suggest one candidate over the other.
People tend to assume that most papers have an inherent bias, so a group of economists looked at what happens when there's a surprise pick.
Duncan Storrar asks a question on ABC television’s Q&A.
The Australian media are all for free speech – until it clashes with their politics.
Journalism's rocky road of respectability and those who have told the tale.
Is Rupert Murdoch’s influence on the Australian political landscape what it used to be?
Given newspapers' continued role as the main provider of new news every day, and the amplifying effect of social media, their potential to influence the body politic remains substantial.
Bill Shorten poses for yet another selfie, ready to be uploaded onto social media.
A key feature of the way this election has been covered has been the symbiosis between tradition media and social media.