Current attitudes are evidence of Australia’s historically sour relationship with the right to freedom of speech. It is high time this relationship was mended.
Murdoch’s Laura Jayes was one of the first to cover the Sydney CBD stabbing, however, the language she used and what she covered has drawn the ire of many.
While we’re busy politicising charity, some pioneering fellows in America are making money off it. Makes sense.
Yesterday, the heads of our biggest media organisations banded together to seek greater protections for their journalists. But, what is on the table, and what can we realistically expect?
Despite the guise of greater representation in the film industry, racial stereotyping is still rampant, and the concept of diversity doesn’t favour all.
This morning, the words of Israel Folau hit the front pages. If we’re so opposed to his message, at what point do we stop magnifying it?
The message is clear from Canberra – those in the media who leak material will be punished. If that’s the case, why wasn’t Andrew Bolt subject to the same treatment?
It may seem like we’re now waging war on journalists, but the marginalisation of meaningful voices in the media works on a far longer timeline.
According to Julian Assange’s lawyer, the man himself is deathly ill. Strangely, very few media outlets are discussing this. Why?
We’re a nation that elects extremely stupid politicians. So, the tendency from some journalists is to elevate their idiocy to higher planes of thinking. This services no-one but themselves.
With the Mueller investigation turning up nothing on Donald Trump, it is now the responsibility of the media to get over Russiagate and stick to the facts.
After a week where many have called for greater diversity in our media, Channel 7 has wheeled out their coverage team for the upcoming state election. Clearly, they’re not listening.
In the wake of Christchurch, we’re wondering how our media enabled such anti-Muslim sentiment. The solution is simple – make journalism a far more diverse conversation.
While social media is being pilloried for not limiting the spread of the Christchurch massacre video, I believe that blaming these platforms is an exercise in folly.
The #MeToo movement has changed the media landscape, however, it hasn’t exact reached our shores just yet.
The sight of a noted critic of Rodrigo Duterte being placed under arrest bristles the senses. However, if you look deeper, the truth becomes obvious.
Recently, Australia’s media (including myself) was subject to a gag order to stop them from influencing an open case. Considering the wealth of information available to us, I believe an uninfluenced mind is an impossibility.
The Coalition is pushing the message that changes to the “wealthfare” tax system will see the ALP rob at-risk pensioners. This is moronic, and what’s worse, we’re paying for it.
While the internet has seriously damaged democracy, it has also given rise to a series of sub-communities, each believing that their twist on the same thought is equally valid.
While generational labels are nothing new, the term “snowflake millennial” is one of the most acidic. It might roll off the tongue, but it is anything but informed.
According to its state-run media, China has managed to land a probe on the dark side of the Moon. The internet was quick to pile on.
Ian “Hendo” Henderson was the voice of the ABC’s news coverage for a quarter century. The man saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the media transform. He may no longer read the news, but his inexorable personality remains indelibly planted in the zeitgeist.