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Gillard gets global cred, but local press is not impressed

Gillard gets global cred, but local press is not impressed
By Hannah Francis The world was watching this week as our Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered an epic attack on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. The 15-minute video, in which she calls him a misogynist and a hypocrite, went viral...

AFL silly season fills papers with rumour

AFL silly season fills papers with rumour
The AFL player exchange period is again upon us. Hit and miss. Source: Creative commons dfeder530,flickr A time when every club wants something but is prepared to give nothing and after talking in circles for five days will reach agreement...

The race to be the best online going the same way as in print?

The race to be the best online going the same way as in print?
The future of journalism is heading away from print and towards online. Two of Australia’s largest newspapers, The Herald Sun and The Age, have battled it on the print stage for many years and now the fight is turning to online. The...

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...

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...

The Age vs. Herald Sun

The Age vs. Herald Sun
By Alex Penman At times it feels like The Age and the Herald Sun should just battle it off at the MCG before a stadium of excited fans. The rivalry between Victoria’s two biggest dailies is understandable. Both compete for...

Let’s weed out the weddings

Let's weed out the weddings
By Angus Verley Is this the sort of front page you like to see? Picture by Angus Verley Apparently, the biggest news story to come out of last week was that Michael Clarke married his model girlfriend, Kyly Boldy. The story dominated...

Is Schapelle Australia’s Favourite Pothead?

Is Schapelle Australia's Favourite Pothead?
Made you look twice? Image via theheraldsun.com.au Words by Tara Kenny. ‘Free At Last’ declared the front page of Wednesday’s Herald Sun. The headline was accompanied by a close up of a raven haired, strikingly blue-eyed woman....

The ethics behind digital photo manipulation

The ethics behind digital photo manipulation
By Louisa Wright There was something strange about the Herald Sun’s front page on Tuesday morning. I stared at it for at least two minutes trying to work out why Labor MP Craig Thompson didn’t look quite right. Oh wait,...

A fight over Origin coverage in Victoria

A fight over Origin coverage in Victoria
By Thomas Dullard This week the State of Origin rolled into Melbourne, and the media was forced to roll with the punches over its coverage. Whether you hate Rugby League, or love it, Origin is among the biggest sporting clashes in...