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Death and destruction- what else is new?

by Jan Villalon It has been a big year for Wikileaks. Once again, the whistleblower website is at the centre of media attention for its latest cache of reports from the war in Iraq. However, while the revelation of hundreds of thousands...

Colourblind? Or just blind

by Jan Villalon As Andrew Bolt faces court charges regarding his controversial blog entries about white Aboriginals, opinions are divided. But what’s really at stake here- the things he is saying, or the fact that he is even saying...

Herald Sun v The OPP (2010) Campbell Reports

Herald Sun v The OPP (2010) Campbell Reports
Courtesy of avlxyz at flickr - The Supreme Court of Victoria By Caroline Tang The Herald Sun strikes again – no, not against the Office of Police Integrity – this time, against the Office of Public Prosecutions and its director,...

Mines and Media Madness

Mines and Media Madness
By Charlotta Lomas What is it with the media and mining disasters? photograph by Rescate Mineros / flickr You would’ve had to be on another planet these last months to have missed the  story about the Chilean mine disaster. The...

The Future is Boring

The Future is Boring
By Richard Henderson Everybody seems to have an opinion on whether journalism is enjoying steady growth or sharp decline, and the big question, where to from here. But amongst all these calls for a new business model for journalism,...

Is this the future of television?

Is this the future of television?
By Kate Dell’Aquila The new Channel 11 - Courtesy of gizmodo.com Seriously guys, Channel Ten is serious about being Seriously Ten…  Serious! Yep that’s right, move over Simpsons and Neighbours, off to Channel 11 you trot....

Y ?

 Y ?
Is the Australian media’s obsession with Gen Y universal? By Rosa Ellen Gen Y now? It’s nice to be made a fuss of occasionally. To have people care what you think, what god you believe in, what you want for Christmas. But,...

Back to business [journalism].

Back to business [journalism].
Source: fred.net.au By Dougal Beatty It’s time to face facts people, business journalism (whether we like it or not) sells. My warning to the media industry: ignore the men and women in suits market  at your peril! Business...

The future of media? Keep using the user.

By David M. Green Entries close today at 5pm for the ELEVEN out of Ten development initiative, the Ten Network’s latest short-cut method to find the next hit TV show. Channel Ten is launching a new digital TV channel in 2011,...

Are we the world’s ‘dumb blonde’?

Are we the world's 'dumb blonde'?
By Kate Watts Is Australia the ‘dumb blonde’ of the world? A Brit thinks so… This ludicrious claim has been made by branding expert Simon Anholt. Anholt, who was in Sydney as a key-note speaker, branded Australia as attractive...