Journalists, especially those with specialised knowledge, can shed light on important issues.
The transition to digital media is messy, and sometimes bloody -- and beat journalism is among the victims.
Connecticut members of the Ku Klux Klan, escorted by Meriden, Conn. police, run for shelter as protesters pelt them in March 1981.
In 1979, David Duke told the media he had launched a wildly successful recruiting drive in Connecticut. A local reporter wanted to test Duke's claims – so he filled out an application to join the KKK.
African-Australians protesting what they perceive as biased media coverage outside the Channel 7 studios in Melbourne last weekend.
The problem is the disproportionate amount of attention on the so-called African gang problem and the way these incidents are being reported.
If a news report mentions a shooter’s tough childhood, chances are he’s white.
White shooters are nearly 95 percent more likely to have their crimes attributed to mental illness than black shooters.
A North Korean newscaster reports on the Inter-Korean summit during an April 28 broadcast.
Korean Central Television
The reclusive country’s media is tightly controlled and choreographed. But a close look at the tone and focus of the coverage can shed light on the regime’s priorities and resolve.
Kenyan policemen in Kibera. The media stands accused of refusing to cover post-election tensions comprehensively.
Kenya's press has admitted to self-censorship after the August 8th poll to avoid a repeat of 2008's post-election violence. But by refusing to inform the public has the media lost credibility?
In the wake of Trump’s proposed transgender military ban, new research highlights the potential for entertainment –more than news coverage – to open minds on even the most polarizing issues.
The study looked at helping redheads to tan and protect them from the sun. But the redheads were mice, not humans.
A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
Breathless reporting accompanies each attack, with little time spent addressing the underlying causes.
Nick Lehr/The Conversation via Google
Terrorist attacks are more than 'breaking news,' but the media aren't taking a comprehensive approach to exploring the underlying issues.
A South African student invites people to “walk in others’ shoes” doing a protest about gender based violence.
High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on the screen of a television camera during his visit to the new studio complex Russia Today in June 2013.
A Russian media expert spent the weekend consuming Russian coverage of America's response to the chemical attacks in Syria.
In China, Trump is depicted as a threat to stability.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
Thomas Frank: wit and author of Listen Liberal.
Trump's noxiousness aside, it remains the economy, and the Democrats' abandonment of their traditional base that explains Trump's ascent, according to American commentator Thomas Frank.
Hunter Woodhall of the United States leads the 4x100m race before the team was disqualified, giving the victory to the squad from Germany.
Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
An Access World News database search says everything you need to know: Type in 'Deflategate' and you'll get nearly twice as many hits as 'Paralympics.'
The news isn’t news, but ‘olds’ with new information.
I gave my first news media interview in 1976, after publishing a paper in the Medical Journal of Australia about the elderly making up the lion’s share of psychotropic drug use. In the 39 years since…
Nigel Farage and his party have gone from sidelines to spotlight.
Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
UKIP are getting a lot of negative press, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Ferguson after grand jury results announced
Before the ambulance even came to collect the body of 18 year-old Michael Brown from the streets of Ferguson, it was clear that this case would be tried in the court of public opinion. Was Brown a “gentle…
Widely mocked, rarely wrong.
It’s interesting to see the storm of pique and indignation Apple’s watch has generated. Some critics have dismissed it as nothing more than a fashion accessory. Even the BBC, that staid bastion of technical…
Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United on loan in one of deadline day’s big deals.
Transfer deadline day is over for another year. As always, it brought drama galore, with deals thrown together at the last minute, like the “shock” announcement three hours before the deadline that Danny…
Covering atrocity on August 12 2014.
Daily Mirror, The Times, The Sun.
Even for a world accustomed to news reports of conflict and disaster, the past three months seem to be unprecedented for the frequency of horrific events. From the continuing tragedies in Syria, to the…