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Duty to Whom?

February 28, 2014 - 16:57 -- Admin

The debate about rolling back reforms aimed at ensuring financial advisers put clients first raises questions of how the notion of fiduciary responsibility applies to other professionals, like journalists for instance. Do journalists have a duty of care to their … Continue reading →

Storm Damage

February 6, 2014 - 16:50 -- Admin

Who does the financial media represent? You, the investing public. Right? Wrong. The financial media tends to serve the interests of the banks, brokers and intermediaries whose job it is to stick you into investments where neither the risks nor … Continue reading →

Reframing Freedom

January 30, 2014 - 22:55 -- Admin

“Members of the Gillard government think the `top legislative priority’ should be to overhaul media laws, Attempts to control how news is reported and analysed will undermine freedom of speech by restricting the freedom of the media. This is a … Continue reading →

FEIJOA Awards 2013

December 20, 2013 - 17:20 -- Admin

What happens to media critics when the media disappears? Your blog host has lost count of the conversations he’s had this year with journalists seeking a way out of the smoking ruins of the old industrial word factories of the mainstream media.