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Rupert Murdoch’s ungracious fall from grace

By Nicholas Wong The global media isn’t exactly extolling Rupert Murdoch’s virtues right now. The Leveson Inquiry is basically ripping him a new one. He still, however, manages to find the time to add a little extra controversy...

5 minutes behind reality

5 minutes behind reality
By Jyethe Wong Watching international television programs was supposed to be the source of good, clean and fair news for everyone around the world and now it hurts me as a fellow Malaysian that we won’t be able to trust what...

Expert Analysis or Extreme Analysis?

Expert Analysis or Extreme Analysis?
By Andrew Price HAVE members of the AFL media gone too far in their reporting of the game? Is this a result of the $1.235 bn TV rights deal the AFL signed in 2011? The MCG at a night game. Source: sufw via Flickr Every young boy...

Death of the Banner Ad

Death of the Banner Ad
BY Paul Kelly No one clicks on them, right?  They are like a fly in the room that won’t stop buzzing around but you can’t get rid of it. Banner ads are so passé. Image: drewmichaellewis Unfortunately for journalists...

50 Shades of Mommy Porn

50 Shades of Mommy Porn
Alyce Shaw Once upon a time there was a woman who longed for male attention and affection. Instead of going out to find The One – she wrote a bunch of erotic novels instead. E.L James' erotic novel is an international best...

The Greatest Gatsby?

The Greatest Gatsby?
Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in Luhrmann's upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby. Image courtesy of Sky Movies If you’ve been hiding under a lichen-covered rock this week, it behoves me to inform you that Baz Luhrmann’s...

Capturing the moment vs living in the moment

Capturing the moment vs living in the moment
By Asha Hussein Quite possibly what I looked like most of the time during my travels. Screen shot from thechive.com I know it’s a bit of a cheap shot at social media to criticise its tendency to have an antisocial impact but just...

Rinehart Parallels

Rinehart Parallels
Oliver Gordon News of mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s leap to the top of BRW’s Rich 200 has made headlines across the country, and has forced eager journalists to their calculators. $19 billion, Rinehart’s estimated...

Affectionate journalists: unprofessional?

Affectionate journalists: unprofessional?
By Yoanita Marselia Can't blame the Fresh Prince for reacting the way he did. Photo by: Walmart Stores Seems like Vitalii Serdiuk, reporter from Ukrainian television channel 1+1, got more than just a slap on the wrist on May 20. Hollywood...

Are news outlets liable for reader comments?

By Christopher Corneschi A man has his say. Source: Flickr/Paul Cross Over the past few years, several news outlets have published many online comments left by readers and users that are considered to be offensive and inflammatory. While...