Journalism has rarely had a fiercer critic, nor a finer practitioner than the longtime writer for The New Yorker, Janet Malcolm, who died last week aged 86.
At this critical juncture in American history, the decision to publish a piece to “send in the troops” suggests a failure of nerve from an esteemed publication.
The Australian Press Council’s ruling suggests an exemption for ‘entertainment magazines’ from the standard of factual reporting. This ruling has no basis in Australian defamation law.
Political journalists must use anonymous sources with more care and not just parrot their briefings.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they plan to sue a UK paper for publishing a private letter.
Why do TV news shows book interviews with people who lie or obfuscate? Dogged interviewer Mike Wallace was an example of how to do it right. But on live TV, it’s almost impossible to do what he did.
Part memoir, part investigation, Leigh Sales’s recent book Any Ordinary Day provides rare insight into the journalistic craft.