Today we published Part 4 of our New Matilda ‘Where are the women in the media?’ series. On Tuesday, we published Part 3 of our investigation which was a gender breakdown of by lines on a particular day. We called … Continue reading
Most of the focus on today’s Federal Court judgement in the case brought by ex-Federal Parliament Speaker Peter Slipper against his staffer James Ashby will be on the central finding that Ashby’s sexual harrassment case against his ex-boss was an … Continue reading
This week, Green Left Weekly’s Jay Fletcher interviewed me about the big job cuts and changes in the Australian corporate media. In the interview, I talk about how the biggest shareholder in Fairfax and richest woman in Australia, Gina Reinhart … Continue reading
I was asked to submit 400 words to the Sydney Morning Herald as part of regular feature which puts the same question to four people. I was the ‘academic”, The question was: Should governments protect independent journalism? Here is my … Continue reading
This weekend, I was on ABC24′s program One on One being interviewed by Jane Hutcheon about why I think an Australian media inquiry is necessary.
As the phone hacking scandal blew up in Australia where News Corporation controls 70% of the metropolitan audience in the most concentrated media in the developed world, News Ltd CEO John Hartigan assured the public that nothing so heinous as … Continue reading