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Finally Some Australian Crowdsourcing

Finally Some Australian Crowdsourcing
By Matt Coughlan Crowdsourcing is yet to become a mainstream element of Australian journalism, but with the realities of major cuts to resources starting to bite, it is now being used out of necessity. After it became apparent that...

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...

Perceptions of bias

Perceptions of bias
The Examiner Newspaper was accused of bias after a journalist left for a job as a political staffer. Photo: Flickr/LucasTheExperience By Kye White Earlier this week Alison Andrews, a chief reporter for The Examiner Newspaper, a Fairfax...

Fairfax Needs You… to Do Their Dirty Work

Fairfax Needs You... to Do Their Dirty Work
by Vanessa Desloires Image Credit: douas/flickr Earlier this week in my otherwise innocuous Twitter steam, this journo-clickbait from The Sydney Morning Herald’s tech reporter jumped out at me: Help Fairfax Media investigate...

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...

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...

#SandwichGate Saga Continues

#SandwichGate Saga Continues
by Mathew Knight Prime Minister Gillard explaining the trajectory of the offending sandwich. Yet another sandwich missile has been fired at our beleaguered Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who was visiting a high school in Canberra to...

We need to stop turning our heads away from the homelessness issue.

By Sarah Muschamp. For a girl who was born, raised and attended school entirely in one quiet, South-Eastern suburb, being in the city daily for uni is a pretty overwhelming experience. The intense crowds; constant LOUD construction;...

Are journalism courses an ‘escalator to nowhere’?

Are journalism courses an 'escalator to nowhere'?
by Andrei Ghoukassian Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook published an article this week suggesting anyone thinking about enrolling in a journalism course should very quickly abandon the idea. “Where once the basics of the...

Kevin Rudd supports gay marriage, but is this a political or personal decision?

Kevin Rudd supports gay marriage, but is this a political or personal decision?
By Ally McManus CLEO Magazine Online broke the news around 8:30pm last night that former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd now supports same-sex marriage. In a blog post on his website, he explained why he now supports gay marriage. Beginning...