Journalism

Commentary

27 Nov 2018

Media reporting on a series of violent incidents in Melbourne raises a difficult question: in what circumstances is it ethically justifiable to include information about a perpetrator’s ethnicity or religion?

Commentary

15 Nov 2018

With Fairfax shareholders voting next week on the merger with Nine, it’s a good time to consider how well the company’s journalism has weathered a period of enormous change.

Journal article

The Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, impunity and human rights
2 Nov 2018

Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre marked its tenth anniversary with a wide-ranging public seminar discussing two of the region’s most critical media freedom crises. The ‘Journalism Under Duress in Asia-Pacific’ seminar in November 2017 examined media freedom and human rights in the Philippines...

Audio interview

27 Sep 2018

Media commentators and business people are dismayed that the ABC has been embroiled itself in a crisis. Even though Justin Milne has now resigned as chairman, the journalists' union still believes the leadership crisis at the ABC can only be resolved with a comprehensive public...

Commentary

26 Sep 2018

The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Michelle Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Justin Milne's editorial interference.

Report

Better practices for reporting on extremists, antagonists, and manipulators online
22 May 2018

Offering extremely candid comments from mainstream journalists, the report provides a snapshot of a news media industry caught between the pressure to deliver page views, the impulse to cover manipulators and “trolls,” and the disgust (expressed in interviewees’ own words) of accidentally propagating extremist ideology....

Report

Analyzing scriptural inference in conservative news practices
16 May 2018

This report is an ethnographic account drawn directly from Dr. Francesca Tripodi’s research within upper-middle class conservative Christian communities in Virginia in 2017. Tripodi uses Christian practices of Biblical interpretation as a lens for understanding the relationship between so-called 'fake news' sources and contemporary conservative...

Report

12 Mar 2018

This study shows the landscape for legal disputes around reputation is changing, as the question ‘who is a publisher’ continues to evolve. It highlights the growing influence of social platforms and websites not affiliated with media companies as the source of legal disputes.

Essay

6 Feb 2018

Dutch news site, De Correspondent , represents a radical challenge to traditional journalistic practice. Now, it’s about to launch in the United States.

Report

5 Feb 2018

This inquiry was initiated to look into the current state of public interest journalism in Australia and globally, to consider what the role government should play in assisting the sector in meeting the challenges and capitalising on the opportunities of the digital age.

Report

8 Jan 2018

This research report has been promoted as the first scientific, data-based study of Americans’ exposure to fake news in the month surrounding the 2016 U.S. election.

Audio

15 Oct 2017

First-hand accounts and leaked documents reveal the extent of the Fijian government’s control over the media and public service.

Commentary

4 Oct 2017

Is China’s harsh brand of media control serving as a role model for its neighbours?

Other text

21 Sep 2017

In a speech to the Melbourne Press Club on 15 September 2017, veteran political journalist, Laurie Oakes, said Australian politics is floundering because contemporary politicians lack the wit and bravery of great former leaders such as Paul Keating.

Report

14 Sep 2017

Now that journalists are using AI in the newsroom, what must they know about these technologies, and what must technologists know about journalistic standards when building them?

Commentary

11 Sep 2017

Building a journalism business model on clicks, cats and Kardashians may have had its day - even as journalists change to keep audiences happy, writes Peter Fray.

Audio

8 Sep 2017

Respected journalist, Peter Luck, has died after a long and painful illness.

Commentary

4 Sep 2017

When a journalist moves from press secretary to press gallery reporter, it raises tricky ethical questions for news editors in the face of possible concerns about the former political staff member’s independence and partisanship. Caroline Fisher explains.

Audio interview

30 Aug 2017

The Duterte Government in the Philippines is driving a propaganda war on the back of the rising popularity of social media, especially Facebook, according to journalist, Maria Ressa

Commentary

28 Aug 2017

'Doxing' has a complicated history, but the type of identity-seeking that occurred in the wake of Charlottesville was once mostly the work of the media. Collette Snowden explains.

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