Well, another week, another shot to the national solar plexus. This week, the UK tried to move past Theresa May and the federales raided aunty’s drawer. Hooray.
Yeah, it’s been a bad week, but it gave the nation an excuse to validate our worst paranoias. Plus, the AFP respectfully rummaged through a journalist’s underwear drawer. Not all bad.
The Australian Federal Police raiding the offices of journalists should not serve as a warning, but as an accurate representation of what we’ve enabled.
Despite the negative rhetoric surrounding the decision, I believe that Ita Buttrose is a sound pick to steer the ABC into new waters. She serves no bias, and she marches to her own drum.
Journalist Rachael Kohn, Australia’s foremost mind on religion is set to retire. But before she goes, we quizzed her on the modern meaning of religion, the lessons of the past, and the reanimation of anti-semitism.
After yet more examples of workers getting short-changed, many are calling for the theft of wages to be enshrined in criminal law.
Ashleigh Raper felt that she had to keep quiet about what happened between her and Luke Foley. Often, saying nothing is the only option we have.
Despite the media furore about the ABC, Malcolm Turnbull never asked his close friend, Justin Milne to sack their reporters. Milne’s new job for Mal is entirely coincidental.
This week’s drama with the ABC illuminates the power that journalists still hold, and how they will continue to hold power over the politicians who look to seek influence over them.
Nauru has decided to muzzle the press from reporting what it sees, but the only thing that Malcolm Turnbull can offer is regret. Try harder, Mal.
Over the weekend we discovered that the Coalition wants to privatise the ABC. While that won’t happen, something else is at play.
The ABC has had its funding “frozen” in the budget. No matter though, it’s just a matter of tightening one’s belt. And making do with less. Well, nothing.
Who leaked the Cabinet Papers? Probably one of the usual suspects. Make the witch hunt fun with our media blame game bingo!
The new media laws are set to raze the landscape, with old voices and new operating at an increasingly hysterical pitch. Their first target, our balanced public broadcasters.
The two cases of Abdel-Magied and Quadrant display how quick we are to judge, and show our inability to differentiate between something worth our outrage, and something not.
We spoke with the executive producer behind Q&A, Peter McEvoy and discovered how they pick the tweets that appear on the show, how they assemble the audience and how they ensure the conversation is genuinely national.
Morn-o. What happened while you were asleep? The usual brutality, so we’re ignoring it. We’re having a no-Trump morning. Hooray!
I fear that the continued cuts to the ABC will exacerbate the issue, not solve it. For the move away from the mass media is the issue, not the perceived “state-run” nature of it.
Sweet, sweet Humpday. I’ll stop. What happened while you were asleep? Well, McDonalds benched Ronald, One Nation pushed for far-Right media in Australia, and in Norway a very rare and pointless thing occurred…
As her favourite radio host is now on holidays, Ingeborg van Teeseling explains the unique and strangely real relationships we form with our chosen media figureheads.
Media junkie Sam Blacker explains what is lost (and sometimes gained) when a TV series is adapted from one country to another.
Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap covers the Zaky Mallah fallout, anti-terror legislation overseas and accusations from Nauru.