The ABC had an unexpected viral hit last month.
ABC News has quietly moved into third place in the domestic online news market and had a piece that went unexpectedly viral in Korea.
Domestic politics was front and centre on Twitter in June.
Australian Twitter users largely ignored news from Syria, North Korea and other trouble spots in June, focussing instead on domestic politics.
Claims that ABC News siphons readers away from Fairfax publications are unfounded.
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Explaining Fairfax's struggles, CEO Greg Hywood blamed the ABC for distorting the market - but the national broadcaster actually drives traffic to its commercial competitors.
Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
There’s an old saying in journalism: “All news is local”. It means that news, wherever it comes from, needs to engage the interest of its local audience if it is to succeed. But read today’s paper, or…
Big Business - like Big Government and Big Unions - should be held to account fearlessly by our media. But all too often the media pick sides.
Last week business journalist Paddy Manning abruptly left Fairfax Media after criticising his employer in public, and in a rival publication. His departure is not surprising – but there is much more to…