Recent layoffs at Bell Media Inc. and Huffington Post Canada have revealed the increasing precarity of journalism work.
A rise in contract and gig work in professional and creative fields is affecting steady employment. Research shows that to maintain a career in these fields, a worker needs to consider family.
Legendary New York City columnist Jimmy Breslin, right, ready to do shoe-leather journalistic research in a bar, said preelection polls were “monstrous frauds.”
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There was a time when well-known journalists resented preelection polls and didn’t mind saying so. One even said he felt “secret glee and relief when the polls go wrong.” Why did they feel this way?
Jan Martin Will
A generation of ‘new media’ sites is challenging traditional news organisations when it comes to reporting the environment.
In the press room…
Trump’s campaign challenges the conventions of politics and liberal democracy. So maybe the time has come to question how journalists practice objectivity.
Not an ‘assembly line’?
They employ thousands and are highly commercial, and increasingly their staff are turning to unions.
We all like free, but who really pays?
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While some are being given new platforms to express their views, the decline of paid journalism is shutting others out.
Arianna Huffington says HuffPo Australia will be “telling stories that focus on helping Australians live more fulfilling lives”.
In other markets the Huffington Post doesn’t just rely on the usual suspects to write, and it’s this that will make or break it in Australia.
Arianna Huffington’s Huffington Post is influential in the United States, but has it left its Australian launch too late?
Huffington Post Australia launches this week - but has it left its run too late?
Fairfax sees Huffington Post’s left-leaning, populist approach as a good fit.
This week’s announcement that Fairfax had acquired a 49% partnership stake in Huffington Post Australia means yet another new entrant into the Australian online media landscape. An Australian edition of…
Civil unrest: anonymous comments are being banned from some popular websites - but does it chase away the trolls?
Every day, millions of internet users leave comments on web sites and on social networks covering any topic imaginable. At its very best, commenting fosters a social community of people sharing an interest…