Despite what the headlines tell us, the world is a fine place. We understand this once we drag ourselves off the news cycle.
It’s not just the government shutdown, or the wall, or Venezuela. Donald Trump is the issue, but we’re not getting the full story.
Cutting out the middleman entirely, the Chinese decided to replace their robotic newsreaders with AI versions of them. Could work.
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Giselle Atlas analyses the rise of opinion over fact and clickbait news over objective journalism.
In the wake of a violent brawl in Victoria, Scott Morrison suggested that the local police was not up to the task of managing further violence. But is he correct?
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.
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.
Tommy Robinson, an avatar for the centre-right sits in jail. The furore surrounding his incarceration has a significant political tone. This is dangerous.
With the Skripals mysteriously recovering from their poisoning, the danger of this moment is that those that preceded it will soon be forgotten.
What a week it was. Conor McGregor fought an inanimate object and lost, the Commonwealth Games kicked off and LA grumbled and fell over. Standard.
Yet more details of Donald Trump’s affair, Facebook’s murky morals and the next step for Cricket Australia highlights the week that was. Hoo-boy.
The extra affairs of our politicians seems to pull our focus. In the case of Trump, I saw it’s time we stop feeding him.
Pornography has always been part of human culture, and this continues in the digital age. When technologies started changing the way people entertained themselves visually (first through photography, then through cinema, television and video and, after that, the internet) adult content was always there, hiding in the shadows of mainstream art and entertainment…
When Malka Leifer, the ex-principal facing 74 counts of child sex abuses was arrested in this week in Israel, we spoke to a colleague who witnessed the moment firsthand.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the week just gone, Donald crashed through the floor, an actor faced sexual harassment allegations and memes swept in to save us from ourselves.
The last work week of the year would unfortunately not go quietly, as Donald Trump eviscerated the taxation system, complicated violent sped through the Melbourne CBD and history was made at the end of a cuff.
Recently, the world banded together to support bullying victim Keaton Jones. The fact that Keaton turned out to be a bully is a perfect metaphor for 2017.
With the results official, the real challenge is what comes next. While the postal vote split us, it is our responsibility to return as one, to debate.
The new media laws are set to raze the landscape, with old voices and new operating at an increasingly hysterical pitch. Their first target, our balanced public broadcasters.
There’s an odd duality defining the information age, in that the more we have access to, the more ignorant we choose to be.
I’ve spent the last nine months seeking rational news, in an effort to kill the lizard brain. Did it work? I don’t know, but here’s what I learned.
Conspiracy theories exist largely because of mainstream media’s lies. So when that same media admonishes the theorists, it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle suspect.