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.
Major new survey shows big national variations in levels of concern, polarisation and media usage.
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.
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.
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.
Social distancing forced most film and television production into shutdown. But a new batch of screen content shows the virtues of bricolage culture - tinkering with what's available.
Though political elites complain about what the media covers, and how they cover it, research shows that ideological bias among media outlets is largely nonexistent.
While trust in media has risen in both the US and Australia, a sharp partisan divide is apparent in Americans' trust in media.
In the absence of live sport, curated lists have abounded- but they have been mostly by men, featuring men's sports.
News-making practices in private radio broadcasting in Ghana need a re-think.
BuzzFeed was more than just listicles and funny quizzes. It also produced quality journalism in innovative ways.
New Zealanders and struggling media companies are paying the price for an unwillingness to tax the tech giants' local profits.
Journalism has been freed to rethink what serving the public interest actually means. At The Conversation we have given this a lot of thought.
A recent statement about "unidentified aerial phenomena" from the Pentagon has provoked surprisingly little public response.