Three young women attracted backlash this week after failing to quarantine and bringing COVID-19 into Queensland. But public shaming could discourage people from following public health advice.
By publishing photos and details of two teenagers who allegedly illegally went into Queensland from Victoria, the media have stripped them of due process and encouraged vigilantism.
John Lewis, in the foreground, is beaten by a state trooper during a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965.
Thanks to some serendipity and fortuitous timing, the images emerging out of Selma had a uniquely powerful effect on the nation.
The poor resourcing of media houses in Ghana has contributed to political corruption
From personally targeting the Victorian premier to railing against the compulsory use of masks or scapegoating a minority group, News Corp's coverage has been not just biased but dangerous.
The leading voice of the UK centrist left has announced that it shall be cutting its Saturday supplements in a bid to cut costs.
Read all about it: Virus kills off dying industry.
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COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in local and national journalism. Is it time to find a new funding model, or for the government to intervene?
A host of alternative media outlets sprang up during Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. But they're not fans of his replacement.
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on February 24, 2020 in New York City. On March 11 he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for criminal sexual acts and rape.
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Scandals are violent shocks to social systems, yet not all questionable behaviour produces scandal. How can we explain that some figures escape the consequences of their own behavior while others don't?
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From wrestlers to movie stars, celebrities have risen to some of the highest political offices around the world. What makes them so appealing?
The past month has shown just how much diversity in media matters. But there is no quick fix – sustained, multi-pronged initiatives are required to bring more diverse journalists into the industry.
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Facebook's answer to proposed regulations hinges on understanding the value of news.
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Major new survey shows big national variations in levels of concern, polarisation and media usage.
From ‘Father Knows Best’ to ‘D'oh!’
Dads are taking parenting much more seriously. But according to a new study of sitcoms, the stereotype of the foolish father remains stubbornly in place.
Actors Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits on the set of ‘NYPD Blue.’
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For decades, there's been a concerted effort by law enforcement to ensure their perspectives – and not those of people being policed – dominate prime-time television.
According to the Australian Newsroom Mapping Project, there have been 200 contractions of news operations since March. But 'news deserts' were a growing problem long before coronavirus.
A Unicorn Riot videographer films an interview on the streets of Minneapolis on May 29, 2020.
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Livestreamed video coverage of protests across the country is the modern heir to decades of grassroots documentary filmmaking.
COVID-19 has accelerated the disintegration of New Zealand's media. A state-led reconstruction strategy is the only answer.
The NSW Court of Appeal's Dylan Voller decision means the media may be liable for the hurtful things users write on social pages. This will have many media companies in a panic.