Article

The Black Lives Matter movement has provoked a cultural reckoning about how Black stories are told

This article shows how Australia's mainstream media reports on First Nations stories, including the Black Lives Matter movement.
Report

Digital Democracy Project: Research memo #3 - Polarization and its Discontents

This is the third report from the Digital Democracy Project, a partnership between the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. This report explores the level of polarization in Canada across different media platforms.
Commentary

Grattan on Friday: When schmoozing the PM gets you a black eye

The lesson of the Nine affair is actually less about donations and more about the importance of those managing a media empire imbibing a central principle of journalism.
Briefing paper

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017

This Bill would amend the Act to insert the words ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’ into paragraph 8(1)(c). The amended Act would require the Board ‘to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is fair, balanced, accurate and impartial according to...
Report

American views: trust, media and democracy

Amid the changing informational landscape, media trust in the U.S. has been eroding, making it harder for the news media to fulfill their democratic responsibilities of informing the public and holding government leaders accountable.
Report

Publics globally want unbiased news coverage, but are divided on whether their news media deliver

Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to this Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries.
Commentary

Stop calling everything fake news

In this article, Will Oremus considers the challenges that the media face combatting misinformation since the 2016 US Presidential race, amid the "thornier" issues such as bias, sensationalism, and the problem of objectivity. He argues that lumping these issues together under the banner of fake...
Evaluation

ABC Editorial Review no.6: content, conduct and panel composition of the Q&A program (February – June 2015)

Executive Summary It is inevitable in a review of this nature that our findings tend to focus more on perceived shortcomings of the program than on areas where it operates well. So it is appropriate to state in this summary that overall we have found...
Commentary

Why Bill Shorten and Labor can afford to ignore Rupert Murdoch

With declining reach and influence, the Murdoch empire can no longer determine election results. The central reason for this decline in influence is the radically shrinking reach of News Ltd’s newspapers, argues Rodney Tiffen.