Bruce Petty woke editorial cartooning from a sleepy period telling fairly anodyne jokes and turned it into a mode of serious – if also often hilarious – satirical commentary on politics and society.
In the 19th century, it was impossible to get a London paper to distant towns or cities by breakfast. This gave local newspapers an advantage in distribution.
The machinations of a young and ambitious media mogul are laid bare in a detailed new biography.
In the lead-in to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, it is revealing to look back on the media coverage of women’s international soccer.
Unlike a human editor, AI cannot explain their decisions or reasoning in a meaningful way. This can be a problem in a field where accountability and transparency are important.
Media Monsters deserves to stand among the giants of academic research and authorship on Australian media and political history.
Tombstones that used the honorifics ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ restored a sense of dignity to people who had been denied it in life.
Personal ads of ‘the Agony Column’ were full of longing, tragedy and profound misfortune. Intrigue they generated has had an enduring effect on literature and film.
Local media ownership brings a level of accountability to the news business and offers benefits to communities by increasing voter turnout, reducing polarization and saving communities money.
The newspaper confounded critics with its contextually relevant and informative stories.
Cartoonists throughout the nation’s history have been jailed, beaten, sued and censored. But Scott Adams’ work is being rejected for what he expressed off the page.
News reports about accidents can deliver important moral lessons and remind us to value life.
Across Australia, the top ten regions for socio-economic disadvantage are based in rural and regional areas. Local newspapers are especially important in such communities.
Based on the 2019 book, She Said follows journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey as they report on Harvey Weinstein.
There is no understating the impact Williams has had on the game itself. But her role in helping sports journalists reimagine the scope of their work is a key part of her enduring legacy.
Political cartoonists have found their own ways of coping with a new government
During this time of disruption and transformation, surveys like the Digital News Report contribute to our understanding of professional news sources from the public’s point of view.
Media ownership has consolidated around a handful of billionaires – and that might not be great for democracy.
Data show many mainstream print media outlets are growing their readership - but it would be worrying if this was because they are aping what happens on social media.
Many countries are experimenting with different forms of government support for journalism, but the question is about what works best and is sustainable.