Matthew Ricketson


18 Sep 2017

Despite Nick Xenophon’s efforts, less powerful players were squeezed out of the media reform deal.

Research report

15 Jun 2016

Digital News Report: Australia 2016 , the second annual survey of news consumption in Australia, builds on last year's debut to provide a clearer picture than ever before of how news is currently being consumed both within Australia and globally, with a particular focus...


12 Jul 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott seems to have brokered some kind of peace deal with the ABC over his ban on frontbenchers appearing on Q&A. But there are at least six problems with this picture.

On Friday, it was reported that Abbott would: … drop...

Audio interview

18 Jun 2015

Australians love world news and 24 hour news channels more than other people, and perhaps not surprisingly we increasingly want our personal news feed to be accessible at all times via our smart phones. So what else can we discover from the 2015 Digital News...

Research report

16 Jun 2015

This report gives a clear picture of how the Australian news consumer compares to eleven other countries surveyed in 2015: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK, USA and urban Brazil. The Digital News Report: Australia is part of a global survey by...

Audio program

31 May 2012

The Sydney Institute's Gail Hambly and Matthew Ricketson provide insight and opinion on the latest media regulation reforms and the Finkelstein media report.

Total running time: 1:05:40


1 Sep 2011

The post-career autobiography seems to have become an essential tool in enhancing, or restoring, the reputation of former political leaders writes Matthew Ricketson.

"When George W Bush began looking for a running mate for his Republican Party ticket before the 2000 election, he chose...

Conference paper

15 Dec 2010

The rise of 24 hour news channels, blogs, wikis, social media and twitter mean that today the news cycle is measured in seconds rather than days or even hours, and that it literally runs 24 hours a day seven days a week. Many benefits flow...

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