Scott Morrison campaigning in Darwin, 17 May 2022.
What began as two journalists’ attempt to secure Scott Morrison’s reputation seems likely to tarnish his legacy forever. It’s an eye-watering own goal – and problematic journalism, in various ways.
Mainstream reporters not familiar with the topic may spin the summit as a huge success or devastating failure.
The final week of the campaign has seen the odds narrowing between the two contenders for the US presidency.
Punters are more cautious than the polls, suggesting this election might be closer than the media is reporting.
Runners and riders? Forget the issues, it’s all about the personalities.
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Voters are told little about policy issues as journalists focus on the ‘contest’.
Boris Johnson presents the latest information at a Downing Street afternoon briefing.
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The government’s decision to televise daily briefings from Downing Street may not be as much of a commitment to transparency as it’s claimed to be.
The UK’s prime minster, Boris Johnson, with BBC political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg.
Political journalists must use anonymous sources with more care and not just parrot their briefings.
In the first year of ‘Russiagate’ coverage, the combined profits from Fox News, MSNBC and CNN increased by 13 percent.
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For the rest of us, it’s another sign of the country’s eroding media and political landscape.
Australian journalists often use Twitter to comment on the issues of the day.
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A new study looking at the social media interactions of Australian political journalists finds that they are often talking among themselves.
Could you name all seven defecting Labour MPs?
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The media has a role to play in explaining what Brexit really means to ordinary people, but it’s getting lost in the politics – and time’s running out.
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Studies show that biased coverage — from jabs at the German chancellor’s low-cut dress to insinuations that Argentina’s president has a ‘mood disorder’ — undermines women in public office.
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
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Donald Trump is the perfect candidate for an unregulated, competition-driven political news media.
Are today’s politicians more cynical and power-hungry than their predecessors?
Governing was not meant to be easy. It never has been either.
Donald Trump has taken political ‘lies’ to a new level during his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
If journalism is supposed to be a force for truth, accountability and enlightenment in the political process, then it appears to be failing on the biggest of stages.
Leaders like Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, captured here playing football while his country is engulfed in turmoil, need to keep their eye on the ball and communicate effectively during times of crisis.
Rather than viewing the media as enemies, African leaders should take a leaf from some Western politicians’ books and consider journalists as potential allies.
Odd man out.
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In a recent interview with Scottish Television’s Debi Edwards, the leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon spoke about the sexism she routinely encounters. Referring to the fact that her appearance is regularly…
‘Me? I’m voting Green.’
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Election reporting is an odd genre of journalism, and there’s one phenomenon which is particularly striking: news broadcasts are suddenly filled to the brim with “ordinary people” – voters brought in for…
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese worries that a depleted press gallery is affecting the quality of political reporting.
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese recently bemoaned the decline in the quality of political reporting in Australia. Albanese is not the first current or ex-politician to question the standard of reporting…