Despite the negative rhetoric surrounding the decision, I believe that Ita Buttrose is a sound pick to steer the ABC into new waters. She serves no bias, and she marches to her own drum.
The Pell case was much more than vindication for his victims, it also highlighted the depths the rest of the country can stoop to.
This morning, the Press Council ruled that Mark Knight’s cartoon of Serena Williams did not breach their guidelines. So, if they’re correct, was the international backlash a mistake?
Tonight, those opposed to the Berejikilian government’s moves against live music will hit the streets. According to one festival organiser, they’re expecting as many as 50,000 to register their complaint.
Somehow, it’s something we’re yet to master – the public apology. As a scholar of language, it’s easy to spot the holes many plunge into.
Recently, Australia’s media (including myself) was subject to a gag order to stop them from influencing an open case. Considering the wealth of information available to us, I believe an uninfluenced mind is an impossibility.
One of the greatest crimes of the internet is the elevation of famous faux-experts. But there’s a reason why Gwyneth Paltrow continues to cash in.
It’s official, Karl Stefanovic will no longer be presenting the Today Show. With his exit, we have something not seen in more than a decade – peace in our time.
Ian “Hendo” Henderson was the voice of the ABC’s news coverage for a quarter century. The man saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the media transform. He may no longer read the news, but his inexorable personality remains indelibly planted in the zeitgeist.
Yesterday, the police eviscerated the media for putting forward a suspect in the Toyah Cordingley case. In response, the media are questioning the police for dragging their feet. Who is in the right?
In the modern age, false media is all too often promoted as a means to advance the already advanced. I suggest we redirect our technology to those who need it: those outside the official narrative.
As the culture of total war continues, the protections that journalists require become more pressing. We have a right to see what they uncover.
A new report has excoriated the lack of coverage afforded to Australia’s minorities in her media.
We can easily point at Donald Trump for stoking the fires, but it is the media that is equally to blame for such obvious political division.
This week’s drama with the ABC illuminates the power that journalists still hold, and how they will continue to hold power over the politicians who look to seek influence over them.
In the wake of the historic merger between Nine and Fairfax, I’m thinking that maybe we need to rethink how our news is funded.
In the age of post-truth, official lies and muffled press, we need one thing from our journalists: the truth, and nothing but the truth.
While moments of social change won through social media might seem worthwhile, what it enables is something else entirely.
Watching the rescue of the soccer team in a Thai cave has kept our attention. But why do we care so much about them, and view something like the Manus issue differently?
Well, it’s seemingly official. We Australians are not comfortable in sharing our take of the news online, as research indicates we care too much about what people think about us.
With the Ecuadorian President threatening to revoke Julian Assange’s political asylum if he continues to be Julian Assange, the future is desperately bleak.