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Who do you trust? Reviews in the online world.

Who do you trust? Reviews in the online world.
Image by The Ticket Collector, from Flikr By Alex Burgess So apparently everyone’s a critic – and yet it’s hard to understand why ‘everyone’s’ opinion is held in such high regard. Remember actual...

Pope or prime minister? Marr doesn’t pull any punches about the past

Pope or prime minister? Marr doesn't pull any punches about the past
Cauliflower ears: the mad monk as a mad boxer, Oxford University circa 1970s. Source: Herald Sun By Tom Maddocks “The loudmouth bigot of his university days, the homophobe, the blinkered Vatican warrior, the rugger-bugger,...

The public service: yet another hurdle for journalists

The public service: yet another hurdle for journalists
by Felicity Powell Political journalists need to be able to report fairly and accurately on complex government policies, while always striving to keep the government in question to account But reading that the number of public affairs...

Why journalists need to push for a closed shop.

Why journalists need to push for a closed shop.
(Photo: twitter) By Conal Thwaite A year of intense reading of mainstream media has taught me journalists need to push for closed shops in their workplaces as a matter of urgency. This would mean journalists at a publication control...

The desal plant: lemon or lifesaver?

The desal plant: lemon or lifesaver?
Is our collective memory so short that we don’t remember life under water restrictions? In the summer of 2009/2010, as reservoirs dipped to an all-time low of 25% capacity, water use was restricted across Victoria. Credit: mikecogh,...

By William Vallely The ‘reported’ slaughtering of Australian sheep in Pakistan today has “sparked fresh calls for the trade to be outlawed,” according to the the Sydney Morning Herald’s Richard Wellingham. What type...

Is Australian press giving Indonesia a fair go?

By Kristian Lewis A leading Indonesian language program is now set to close at the University of New South Wales due to low interest, at a time when Australian-Indonesian people ties are disturbingly low. This has raised the question...

Gownlow coverage not kicking goals

Gownlow coverage not kicking goals
By Stephanie Juleff FULL disclosure: I’m not a huge AFL footy fan. Don’t get me wrong, I love a grand final, I love a live game or two and I love the atmosphere. I don’t, however, get all obsessed throughout the season and I...

Doughnuts for Gina and co.

Doughnuts for Gina and co.
By Dannika Bonser Australia, like America, carved an identity for itself as a land of opportunity, where fortune favours the bold and hardwork is rewarded with success. But also carved into the stone of our foundations is that old...

Did Instagram kill the editor star?

Did Instagram kill the editor star?
Front row at New York Fashion Week by Christopher Macsurak courtesy of Flikr.com By Tully Walter Are we amidst a fashion media apocolypse? In the wake of New York and London’s subsequent fashion weeks, some critics believe...