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Discourse Goes Large Dissing Teen Pop Starz

Discourse Goes Large Dissing Teen Pop Starz
By Luke Devine I love academic discourse. I love the verbosity and pomposity of it. Undergrad in arts is like learning another language, in English, that only a few people can understand. Back in the day people who understood this...

TV journalist braves the flames in New South Wales

TV journalist braves the flames in New South Wales
By Peter Bannan Flickr: thunderbunny408 Reporting live from bushfire disaster zones is a complex and unsettled matter. After the media coverage of Black Saturday, almost five years ago, you hope news rooms and journalists would have...

Aboriginal family homicide matters

Aboriginal family homicide matters
Image credit: Amy Dianna By Virginia Millen I was listening to a podcast of The ABC’s The Law Report last week when a legal academic interviewed said Aboriginal family homicide was the most prevalent homicide in Australia today. The...

A terrorist attack is not necessarily news

A terrorist attack is not necessarily news
By Eleani Purcell. On 21 September a group of gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. 72 people were killed and 200 were wounded. Between 10 and 15 individuals associated with the Islamist extremist group Al Shabaab...

Don’t ‘get’ me started on rape

Don't 'get' me started on rape
Nodaway County Courthouse, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Image: courthouselover/Flickr By Shannon Power The horrific story of the rape of a 14-year old girl in Maryville, Missouri was published on the news website Gawker. The story, according...

Does Ricky Muir Deserve A Fair Go?

Does Ricky Muir Deserve A Fair Go?
By Matt Coughlan In a quirky development in Australian politics, a raft of minor party senators will take their seats in the upper house on July 1 2014. The media has been fascinated with the least media-savvy of these newcomers, The...

In breaking news being first does trump being right

In breaking news being first does trump being right
In 1992 Carl Bernstien wrote that “the greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind. Speed and quantity substitute for accuracy and quality.” His words are just as aptly applied to modern newsrooms. It’s a common...

Aunty responsible for awkward family dinner

Aunty responsible for awkward family dinner
One of many ABC offices in Australia. Photo: Sarah_Ackerman/Flickr By Shannon Power As a tax payer funded media organisation, the ABC is under constant scrutiny about its content. Especially when it comes to comedy and satire.  The...

The Climate Conversation

The Climate Conversation
By Joanna Robin In a column which appeared on The Conversation’s website yesterday Monash University’s David Holme’s urged that media outlets must not surrender to “the media-industrial-political complex of climate denial”. He...

Piers Akerman Can’t Defend ‘Hiding The Boats’

Piers Akerman Can't Defend 'Hiding The Boats'
By Matt Coughlan Immigration Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that the details of asylum seeker boat arrivals would no longer be outlined in immediate press releases, as was the practice under the previous government. On...