How does the spirit of Byron Byron endure wave after wave of seekers and lately, Instagram influencers? Sally Breen took a road trip and found a something deeper in the beachy township.
This week’s landmark legal decision opens a can of worms for television networks.
A landmark ruling that ordered the Seven Network pay a reality TV star compensation could have far-reaching implications for other productions and workplaces.
Some of the boys and girls in 1964, aged seven.
What started as an experiment in 1964 has become the UK’s most successful documentary franchise.
How incriminating is your Instagram feed?
Should reality stars be warned that everything they say can and will be used against them in a court of law? Turns out, it’s complicated.
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It’s 30 years since the 1987 classic foresaw a dark vicious future where reality TV had taken over. Looks like we forgot to pay attention.
Channel Nine has been criticised for surprising participants with an ethical dilemma.
The Briefcase, Channel Nine
Since 2015, Australia has no regulations specifically for reality television. With controversy swirling around Channel Nine’s ‘The Briefcase’, what exactly is allowed?
Is television focussing on marginalised communities just exploiting the poor for entertainment? Dallas Rogers spoke with Associate Professor Deb Warr about the media and poverty.
Donald Trump in the boardroom during an episode of ‘The Apprentice.’
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Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people’s scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
Getting hitched, or stitched up?
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Just because using ‘science’ to arrange marriages will entertain a TV audience, doesn’t make it ethical.
Why do people complain so much about ‘low-brow’ shows – yet still watch them?
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How do those who watch low-brow television shows rationalize their behavior? We found out.
Contestants from the most recent series of Big Brother toast their success º but is that success killing TV creativity?
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In the age of the “creative economy”, reality programs are dominating Australian TV. The problem is, reality TV is squeezing the creativity out of our screen culture.
The First Contact cast members’ transformation over the series is an optical illusion of Australian race relations.
The SBS/Blackfella Films production First Contact – that takes six non-Indigenous people and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time – captured the nation’s attention this week amassing…
Come play with us. For ever. And ever. And ever.
Yesterday the Danish Toymaker Lego announced its plans for a reality TV show to be launched in 2015, rumoured to be based on the idea of Master Builders, the top “construction workers” in the insanely…
‘Tranny’ finds a place among many other slurs that have historically hateful roots.
If you’re a fan of the American reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, currently airing on Foxtel’s Lifestyle You channel in Australia, you’re likely aware of the ongoing storm that has surged around how…
Is it worse to be hated or forgotten as a reality-show contestant?
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The launch of the current series of My Kitchen Rules has undoubtedly been successful, both in terms of television ratings and in capturing a social media audience, clearly winning the battle for the Twitter…