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Derryn Hinch, defender of the Fourth Estate or threat to Natural Justice?

Derryn Hinch, defender of the Fourth Estate or threat to Natural Justice?
By Rebecca Di Nuzzo This week Derryn Hinch was found guilty of breaching a court order issued last year suppressing details of (now convicted) killer Adrian Bayley’s prior convictions. At the height of the media furore surrounding...

Could you spot the ethics?

Could you spot the ethics?
By Emily Woods News Corp’s news.com.au published an opinion article on the 20th of September entitled: Could you spot a paedophile? Here are the warning signs. It’s a checklist for parents to work out if “your friendly neighbor...

The media isn’t entirely to blame for child sexualisation

The media isn't entirely to blame for child sexualisation
By Clancy Holzgrefe Dakota Fanning in a Marc Jacobs perfume advertisement that was banned in the UK. Children, the media, and sex. When the three are put together, as they so often are, tensions rise. The impact of exposing children...

It’s not as easy as objectivity

It’s not as easy as objectivity
Image by Flickr user stellartist by Nathan Stanogias Journalism’s paradigmatic shift from pen and pad to the smartphone and the Twitter account has manifested a new kind of objectivity, heavily influenced by the prevalence of the...

A Lesson in Deception

A Lesson in Deception
Abbie O’Brien As journalism students, we are constantly reminded that it is a journalist’s responsibility to always tell the truth. From our very first lecture, nothing could have been more clear about our role, than the importance...

University Prank Questions Legitimacy of Journalism

University Prank Questions Legitimacy of Journalism
By Ashleigh Otter Students at the University of Sydney (USYD) asked to submit “false” and “misleading” stories to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) publication Tharunka, for an assignment has aroused...

Bedazzling or not: who cares?

Bedazzling or not: who cares?
Source: news.com.au By Thomas Maddocks “There’s nothing else interesting on today?” Geoffrey Edelsten jeers as he approaches the Victorian Supreme Court. To which the reporter replies in an equally sarcastic tone:...

Media and Social Responsibility

Media and Social Responsibility
Image of ABC News Footage By Branka Milovic The meaning of media and journalism as the fourth estate has evolved with the times but has it grown into an ugly monster? When it comes to being socially responsible about what is published,...

Media watchdogs under the radar

Media watchdogs under the radar
By Shyma Alshakshir As students and aspiring journalists, we are forever reminded that our opinion be put aside when writing news anyway. We’re also constantly reminded about the importance of adhering to the journalists code of...

Does the media have a weight problem?

Does the media have a weight problem?
The media can dehumanise fat people by only showing images of them from the neck down. Picture: Fbellon, Flickr. By Edward Gardam Looking at the number of magazines touting the latest celebrity diet and current affairs programs investigating...