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ABC funding is not registering as an election issue even though it will drop in real terms over the next three years.
Our study found high levels of trust in media reports – but that trust can be eroded by fact-checking. Journalists need to rethink the way they report political stories.
Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month.
Australia’s political economy was built on the primacy of (white) male labor, male power and male control, writes Julianne Schultz. Women have changed this culture - but still risk abuse when speaking out.
The ABC’s decision to force viewers to create accounts to watch shows online raises concerns over privacy.
The end of the controversial indexation freeze and retention of the news gathering program do not make up for the massive cuts already inflicted on the national broadcasters.
For a leader with something of a fetish about having things under control, Scott Morrison is in a painful place. Just now, it seems, very little is controllable.
University of Canberra Professional Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
The ABC is at a critical point in its history. Yet another parliamentary inquiry into its processes is not as straightforward as it seems.
Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg has triggered another fight between the government and the ABC by initiating a senate enquiry into the ABC’s complaints process
Contrary to what some think, US public broadcasters are well-funded. Public radio stations bring in US$1.3 billion in annual revenue – most of it generated from their audience.
The industry minister resigned his position after refusing to seek and disclose the names of an anonymous donor to his recent legal costs.
Christian Porter’s ministerial future is again on the line, with Scott Morrison seeking advice on whether his receiving money for his legal bills from a “blind trust” breaches the ministerial standards code.
Serious allegations cannot just be left swinging in the breeze as ‘unproven’ when the initiating process that hangs them out there is your own investigation.
Journalists should be permitted to express themselves on social media. As this week illustrates, though, doing so can lead to a dilemma for their employers.
Bangarra Dance Theatre dancers Bradley Smith and Rika Hamaguchi perform during a Sydney Festival media call in January. Some festival shows were cancelled due to COVID clusters.
The government needs to address the whole ecosystem of the arts, increasing funding to the Australia Council so individual artists and small organisations get adequate support.
Christian Porter on Monday gave notice that he’s determined to stage a fightback, however damaged his ministerial career might appear at the moment.
Porter claims even though he wasn’t named in the ABC article, he was easily identifiable to many Australians. For the ABC, the defences to defamation are notoriously difficult to establish.
Journalists need to have the facts to support not just what they say explicitly, but what their work implies.
The ABC not only had a right, but it also had an obligation, to air a story that speaks to ministerial misconduct when it breaches standards set by prime ministers.
The moment Lester Holt of NBC News cut into a statement from President Donald Trump.
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When President Trump claimed in a press conference that the election was being stolen from him, three major TV networks cut off their coverage. A media scholar asks if this is a turning point.