• Online advertising, not social media, killed traditional journalism

    Amanda Lotz     |      May 6, 2024

    Traditional newspapers relied on advertising revenue to subsidise their journalism and so when most adverts shifted online, journalism suffered as a result, and this – rather than the rise of social media – is the crucial factor.

  • Real journalists can lead the war against deepfakes

    Alexandra Wake     |      May 4, 2024

    This year is vital for democracy and AI is already wreaking havoc on a news landscape struggling to cope with a range of other threats and crisis.

  • Tucker Quisling

    Michael Socolow     |      February 26, 2024

    Tucker Carlson is not the first American reporter to travel to a foreign dictatorship and produce propaganda in the guise of journalism, but he is none the less contemptible for that.

  • The other side of the story

    Sue Ahearn     |      January 18, 2024

    Female journalists in the Pacific are mobilising to work together against gender discrimination in male dominated workplaces.

  • Russia’s war on journalists

    Kelly Bjorklund     |      September 21, 2023

    Along with targeting civilians, hospitals, schools, orphanages, residential buildings and churches in Ukraine, Putin’s henchmen have also been gunning down journalists, just as they do in Russia itself where almost 50 journalists have been murdered since his criminal regime came to power.

  • Journalism on the front lines of freedom

    Peter Greste     |      May 4, 2023

    Autocrats know that controlling the media is the first step in controlling the population. It’s why journalists are increasingly in the firing line.

  • No news isn’t good news

    Andrew Dodd     |      June 27, 2021

    Thousands of Australian journalists have lost their jobs in recent years as traditional newsrooms cut staff after advertising revenues collapsed in the face of internet competition.

  • W.W.Whistleblowing

    Stephen McCombie     |      December 7, 2020

    The traditional divide between journalism and espionage has blurred, as has the boundary between the protection of national security, and the cover up of nefarious practices of politicians, tycoons, and bureaucrats.

  • The government, rather than Google, could subsidise good journalism

    Richard Holden     |      September 27, 2020

    Google and Facebook could soon be forced to pay local commercial media organisations for sharing their content on digital platforms. Making these massive digital platforms pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.

  • Actions speak louder than words

    Michael Shoebridge     |      September 7, 2020

    The detention of Australian journalist Cheng Lei gives lie to Chinese President Xi’s supposed ‘reform and opening up’ agenda.

  • Could the new ‘tech tax’ save journalism?

    Open Forum     |      August 25, 2020

    Australia could be the first country to support journalism by diverting profits from Facebook and Google using competition law.

  • Holding politicians to account

    Stephanie Brookes     |      May 31, 2020

    As the pandemic deepens the long-term financial woes of the news media in both Australia and the United States, it has also proved a timely reminder of the vital work of political journalism in democracies: