The government has approved a parliamentary inquiry into press freedom – a step the major media organisations have dismissed as unnecessary.
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A parliamentary inquiry into press freedom is merely a public relations exercise designed to buy time until the public anger over last month's police raids dies down.
Political fissures extend to the TV screen.
The programs that Americans of all political stripes like to watch seem to be united by a common theme.
Ray Stannard Baker joins Woodrow Wilson at the lectern in front of Congress.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her job, and two media scholars reflect on the career of the very first press secretary – a model of openness who respected news reporters.
A Kenyan journalist has an altercation with a police officer.
Although Kenyan media houses have various accountability systems in place, their implementation is weak and inconsistent.
Senator James McGrath in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra.
Following similar comments by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, a senator has called for the ABC to sell its Ultimo headquarters and move to the suburbs and regional centres.
Canadians have trust in their news media, but they’re unlikely to pay for online news.
Canadians have relatively high trust in their media compared to other countries, but that doesn't translate into a willingness to pay for online news.
Australian federal police entering the Australian Broadcast Company headquarters on June 5, 2019.
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An American media scholar studying in Australia looks at the protections offered by the two countries for investigative reporting, raising crucial questions about journalism's role in democracy.
The Australian Federal Police have allowed themselves to become a tool of ‘secretive, ruthless and vindictive executive government’.
What everyone should want is a healthy system of government that can serve the public interest by bringing important matters to light.
On Wednesday, the AFP raided the ABCs Sydney headquarters in relation to the 2017 “Afghan files” report.
This week's raids on journalists and media outlets show not just the risk to those doing work in the public interest, but the potentially chilling effect it will have on more such journalism being brought to light.
Better media coverage is more than just an ethical matter for news producers.
The quality of Australian media was heavily criticised during the 2019 election campaign. So what can be done about it?
One problem with our campaign coverage is that we’re too focused on the party leaders – the media should be covering the ministers more and going deeper into policy.
After this election, the major parties will review their campaign strategies. It's time the media did the same and found ways to improve their coverage for future campaigns.
You’ll be waiting a while for functional 3D-printed human organs.
There is a stark mismatch between the elements required of a modern news story – unique, high impact – and the reality of medical research being slow, meticulous and progressing one step at a time.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks at a media club luncheon in Brisbane in February.
Witnessing violent media reporting about women politicians can deter women from entering politics at a time when we should be striving toward gender parity.
The Conversation Editor in the UK, Stephen Khan, with Dr Ian Whittaker and Professor Sir Paul Curran (left to right).
Space scientists win first award for academic authors who have made a series of outstanding contributions to The Conversation in the UK.
Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006.
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The health of American democracy could be at stake.
Not everyone possesses the skills to draw a cartoon, but pretty much anyone can make a meme.
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With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?
A Syrian archeologist holds an artifact that was transported to Damascus for safe-keeping during the Syrian Civil War.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
According to a new study, a small portion of a site can yield thousands of objects, adding up to millions of dollars.
Facebook’s Mia Garlick says, ‘we’re frequently seeing politicians use the Facebook Live tool to augment a press conference or to directly speak to voters about the issues of importance of the day.’
Facebook’s Mia Garlick on how Australian politicians are using social media.
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Today's Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of 'fake news' and foreign political interference.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces the election at a press conference on April 11. The election campaign so far has thrown up many challenges for those covering it.
In this election, it's not just two parties and candidates that need closer scrutiny – it's the media landscape itself.
An infusion of resources into local news outlets in Thunder Bay may help communities contend with recent reports of systemic racism against Indigenous communities.
Thunder Bay has received national press for its historically inequitable relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Local journalism could help the city face those challenges.