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Tick Tick Tick

April 19, 2016 - 22:45 -- Admin

Watching the scandal over 60 Minutes’ apparent complicity in a violent child abduction in Lebanon, I’m struck by two things – the cynicism of Channel Nine in using a child custody dispute for ratings and the complete ignorance of journalistic … Continue reading →

Do Keep Up

April 3, 2016 - 11:31 -- Admin

For millions of Australians forced to save for their own retirement, ‘finance’ is Alan Kohler on the news every night telling them what happened to the Baltic Dry index that day or explaining why Stock A’s share price went up … Continue reading →

Last Ones Standing

March 18, 2016 - 17:14 -- Admin

The slow-motion death of newspapers as a vehicle for quality journalism rolls on, with periodic announcements of new waves of redundancies prompting anger, soul-searching and recrimination. For those of us who escaped the industry years ago, there are feelings of … Continue reading →

Fenced In

January 24, 2016 - 20:31 -- Admin

“Our job is not to step in, our job is just to reflect, it’s just to report on what happens.” That’s a quote from the ABC’s head of current affairs, Bruce Belsham, in the transcript published by New Matilda of … Continue reading →

The Business of Anger

December 11, 2015 - 16:14 -- Admin

A perennial tension in journalism arises from balancing the professional requirement to accurately inform the public and the commercial one to actively engage them. The destruction of media business models, where classified advertising subsidised across a Chinese wall the quality … Continue reading →

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