Category: Media

Media blackout on heatwave climate change link

With Australia experiencing one of its longest, hottest heatwaves in history, you’d have thought there would be a resurgence in stories in the mainstream media about climate change and global warming. Alas, no. A cursory Google News check reveals only one story linking climate change and the heatwaves (the same story, repeated in the ABC, […]

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The Global Mail, journalism and PR

A lot of people are writing about the troubles at The Global Mail. I left a rather long comment over at the Restless Capital blog, which I reproduce here: Jason — great article, and I think you’ve hit on many of the issues that have stymied the Global Mail. However, the main one, that you’ve […]

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Luke Malpass in the AFR grossly misrepresents Labor’s record under Rudd

The Australian Financial Review is a mildly conservative newspaper owned by Fairfax that is normally fairly even handed in its commentary and reporting (notwithstanding recent editorial changes that have seen a former Murdoch/News Ltd warrior, Michael Stutchberry, join as Editor in Chief). Today’s issue of the AFR understandably focuses on the Labor leadership ructions, but […]

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When news leaves us less informed

In November this year, Fairleigh Dickenson University came out with a study that suggests that some news sources make us less likely to know what’s going on in the world: The conclusion: Sunday morning news shows do the most to help people learn about current events, while some outlets, especially Fox News, lead people to […]

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