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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...

The invisible player in Australia’s media

The invisible player in Australia's media
By Ildi Amon It’s not Stokes, Murdoch or Fairfax but it plays a significant role in the diversity of the Australian media: newswires are the hidden player in our news landscape. Media consumers need to know more about who owns...

What is news?

What is news?
By Claire Campbell Missing an episode of The Project will soon be a thing of the past. From Monday June 4, late night TV watchers can catch Channel 10’s news report with host Hamish Macdonald. Marketed as a combination of traditional...

The Fairfax Fairytales.

The Fairfax Fairytales.
By Ram Rengachari. Spikedhumour.com was my primary source of comic relief before the site got taken down. It was a video-sharing site just like vimeo and youtube, where users could upload anything serious, hilarious or just plain useless. So...