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Joe Trippi and the future of political campaigning

Joe Trippi is considered one of the pioneers of modern political campaigning. In this speech, delivered at the Sydney Institute, he talks about the future of online political campaigning and about what worked and what didn't in the 2008 US election.

Perceptions, preconceptions and visibility

Palestinian-American journalist Ali Abunimah discusses visibility in the media and the preconceptions and stereotyping that tag some people as less than desirable and see others ignored altogether.

The state of children's television

The Media Report looks at the health and structure of children's television in Australia... and they also find out whether a Coalition promise to fund a new ABC children's channel will be taken up by the new government.

The spin cycle ... and when it all goes wrong

With the enormous growth in the number of public relations consultants in recent years, getting a message through the media can be fraught. Anthony Funnell speaks to three senior public affairs professionals: Rod Bruem, a former journalist and press secretary who's currently a spokesperson for...

Media work and media practice

Three noted thinkers on the changing nature of media and its consumers: MIT's Henry Jenkins, Mark Deuze from Leiden University in the Netherlands and Australia's John Hartley, Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation.

Musharraf's media

The Media Report speaks with social commentator and blogger Manan Ahmed about the crackdown on the media in Pakistan. Manan Ahmed is a well-known blogger who covers developments right across the sub-continent. His blog is called Chapati Mystery and he warns that the media crackdown...

A taxonomy of blogs

"The word 'blog' doesn't really give one much of an idea about the content or nature of a given online site. In fact, author and freelance journalist, Margaret Simons, describes the term as 'manifestly inadequate', because it offers so little differentiation. She says there's now...

Media shake-up in New Zealand

Across the Tasman there's a significant restructuring of media entities under way, and the changes there are proving harsh in terms of jobs. Print giant APN has announced around 70 job cuts as it moves to outsource sub-editing functions for many of its New Zealand...

On the record with Fairfax's David Kirk

Antony Funnell speaks with the Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Media, David Kirk, about his organisation's pending merger with Rural Press. Much has been written about the benefits for shareholders, but what's in it for consumers?

Reporting on Indigenous issues

Antony Funnell interviews Tony Koch, senior reporter with The Australian newspaper, and this year's winner of the prestigious Graham Perkin Award for Journalism, an award he won for his coverage of Indigenous issues.