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04 May 2017

A visitor to this country over the past week might wonder where, or in what year, he or she has landed. It’s now nine sleeps since ANZAC Day 2017, and hundreds of articles and hours of rolling outrage have been expended on a few words posted on Facebook by part-time ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-...

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03 May 2017

NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited and its parent company, Fairfax Media Limited, sought approval to merge the New Zealand operations of NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited. The Commission is not satisfied that the merger will not have, or would not be likely to have, the effect of...

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01 May 2017

Newspapers have not fared well under the onslaught of technological innovation. Cuts in newsrooms continue around the world and go hand in hand with the rise of clickbait and social media becoming the major platforms of news delivery.

Is there any way of ensuring the high standards of...

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24 Mar 2017

Channel 4 News has learned a hard lesson in the wake of the Westminster terror attack. It had to apologise – and pull a repeat of its news programme – after wrongly naming a man still in prison as the terrorist. It wasn’t alone – a handful of other international news organisations jumped to the...

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17 Mar 2017

Much of the Guardian's Changing Media Summit was focused on restoring trust; from fake news to viewability and ad fraud. 

But there was still time set aside for looking forward at some of the opportunities and challenges that will face media over the next couple of years. Tom Goodwin, the...

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10 Mar 2017

The ABC’s decision this week to reinvigorate regional journalism is a positive step. The challenge now is to embed journalists where they are needed most. This will be no easy feat for city-based ABC managers trying to navigate regional and rural Australia’s changing, uneven and largely...

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10 Mar 2017

This panel discussion brings together journalists, news editors and academics to explore what matters to children when they consume news.

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07 Mar 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.

The job losses will start immediately in support areas in the TV news and...

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05 Mar 2017

Trimming the Fat from 24 Hour News

Decode the News is a podcast thats focused on breaking down the week's major news stories on a critical level, and giving you cutting edge sociological tools to better help you critically consume the media.

This is not a weekly digest. It is not a...

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03 Mar 2017

Watch Melissa Bell (Vox) deliver the Reuters Memorial Lecture – 'We Broke the News. How do we fix it?'

The lecture saw Bell call for the media to stop ’worshipping objectivity’, admit its problems, and be more frank about its position and purpose.

Bell shared nine key ways in which...

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02 Mar 2017

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than eighty other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, are condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media...

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02 Mar 2017

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute and supported by the John S. and James...

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28 Feb 2017

This report looks at how news organisations are creating innovative editorial formats and seeking commercial opportunities ‘beyond the article’. The report and analysis are based primarily on case studies discussed in interviews conducted between December 2016 and January 2017 with startup...

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16 Feb 2017

The Monday media section in The Australian newspaper, which is mainly just a platform for News Corp to promote its interests and attack its enemies, excelled itself on February 6 with this suggestive but essentially meaningless statement:

After a strong showing in the US presidential...

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15 Feb 2017

It is 34 years since the dollar was floated, arguably the single most important reform of the post-war period. And 34 years of argument between then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating (and their offices) about who actually led the push to liberalise the currency.

The “...

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13 Feb 2017

Melissa Bell spoke at the annual Reuters Memorial Lecture, entitled 'We Broke the News. How do we Fix it?' She called for the media to admit its problems, and went on to list nine key areas she thinks the industry has failed on. Hannah Marsh reviews the lecture.

Continued via link...

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06 Feb 2017

Freelance journalist Abigail Edge was at an Online News Association conference in Los Angeles in 2015 and found herself chatting with the head of a prominent national trade publishing association. The woman asked where she lived. “When I told her Denver she laughed and said ‘that’s not really...

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31 Jan 2017

Media soul-searching continues as editors and reporters from outlets from CNN to The Weekly Standard to The New York Times gathered at Harvard University for an event centered on the question of the role of journalism in a “post-truth era.”

Streamed live on 31 Jan 2017...

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31 Jan 2017

The Media Interests snapshot and associated maps (the infographics) are provided for indicative purposes only. They are not intended to be a comprehensive account of media interests in Australia. 

The Media Interests snapshot provides an overview only of the main interests in major...

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20 Jan 2017

Why did quality media lose peoples trust? Why is a big part of the audience listening more to lies and accusations than to well curated and fact based journalism?

At a lecture given to a visiting group of leading Danish reporters and editors at LSE professor Charlie Beckett elaborated on...

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