Communication & Media

Commentary

24 March 2017

In the adrenaline-charged chase for information during a major breaking news event, the temptation for news organisations to overreach in the hope of exclusivity and impact can be too great, writes Richard Sambrook.

19 March 2017

Advertising is falling. Paywalls push readers away. But a big endowment from the tech moguls, to be shared among all papers, could work in everyone’s interests.

17 March 2017

This article provides an overview of a presentation by Zenith USA's Tom Goodwin, who predicted the ten media trends that will move us forward in 2017, if only we are brave enough to approach them with boldness and creativity. 

14 March 2017

The challenge of what to do about fake news reveals a paucity of policy and regulatory smarts across the wider digital economy.

14 March 2017

The media of the world may be facing a crisis more serious than a media economy in free fall, a crisis involving the foundations itself: Trust. Not the trust in the single newspiece or the single publication, but the entire idea of editorially controlled news mass media.

12 March 2017

Today is the world wide web’s 28th birthday. Here’s a message from its inventor on how the web has evolved, and what we must do to ensure it fulfils his vision of an equalising platform that benefits all of humanity.

11 March 2017

This blogpost argues that fake news is the canary in the digital coal mine, a symptom of a much wider systemic challenge around the value and credibility of information.

10 March 2017

This article comments on the proposed ABC restructure, which plans to deploy more resources to rural and regional areas.

7 March 2017

The ABC will cut 20% of management positions and lose 200 staff by June, in what ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie, calls a tough strategy to bring transformational change to the national broadcaster.

2 March 2017

This joint statement stresses that the Trump administration’s attacks on the press pose a threat to American democracy.