9 April 2015
A Rape on Campus - Rolling Stone and reporting alleged sexual crimes. Interviewing women about sexual violence. An iTunes for journalism?
2 April 2015
Suppression orders, the Jill Meagher case and contempt of court. Engaged minutes? Or how best to work out audience metrics. Starting a media organisation from scratch - Broadsheet.
26 March 2015
Social media self defence. The Zone 9 bloggers and journalism in Ethiopia.
19 March 2015
Cyclone reporting in Vanuatu. Australia's coverage of Vanuatu and the Pacific. Photojournalism, Afghanistan, and returned members of the ADF.
12 March 2015
Big job losses in Victorian regional newspapers. The problem with Freedom Of Information in Australia. A history of the "Right to "Know".
5 March 2015
ACMA, Austereo and the High Court. Putin, Russia and the death of an opposition leader. Fixers, the people behind the foreign correspondents.
26 February 2015
Media case against data retention. Data retention - a how to avoid guide for journalists. Reporting in Pakistan.
19 February 2015
HSBC, newspaper advertising and the resignation of Peter Oborne. Crikey turns 15. Colonial literary journalism.
12 February 2015
Lies, damn lies and viral content. Ross Coulthart on Citizenfour.
The outgoing head of the Australian Press Council, Julian...
Julian Disney hasn’t had an easy time as chair of the Press Council. In the last year he’s copped a lot of flak from News Corp publications. But on the eve of his departure, he has some ideas on how the APC could be more proactive and work better for...
Reporting the leadership spill in the Top End
A 1am press conference, the spreading of false stories for political purposes and journos staking out the parliament building. It's been a bumpy ride this week in Northern Territory politics with a failed attempt to overthrow the Chief Minister, Adam...
Peter Greste and journalists in gaol around the world
While the campaign to released gaoled journalist Peter Greste has been successful, there are over two hundred journalists languishing in the world's prisons, many of them charged with offenses again the state.
This year sees a number of new players each vying to stake their claim in the world of streaming and on-demand television. Most are being developed by consortiums of current media and telco players and some will fail. We try and sort out who is who...
Operation Boring and the Queensland election
What happened when the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman decided he would only answer questions from journalists about jobs and the economy? Is Operation Boring really a good media strategy during an election campaign? What is the media significance...
The Laurie Oakes interview
For the past 45 years, Canberra press gallery journalist Laurie Oakes has covered politics, with more than his fair share of scoops. He is our special guest this week. This episode of the Media Report first went to air in October 2014.
Going to the dark side and back
Caroline Fisher went from journalism to being the media advisor to then up and coming Queensland Cabinet Minister, Anna Bligh.Then Caroline did something less common and returned to journalism. She also spoke to other journalists who did the same...
Film, TV and music stars are fodder for a vast array of celebrity media, an industry which has seen huge technological and industry changes in recent years. It may be a lucrative business to be in, but what's it like covering the celebrity beat? This...
The storytelling model of journalism
Stories are entertaining, evocative and illuminating, but is journalism too obsessed with a certain kind of narrative arc to the detriment of everything else? What falls by the wayside when the media views the word through the prism of the story? This...
Nike factories in Indonesia in the 1990's, rubber plantations in the Belgian Congo in the late 1800's, chocolate production and slavery within the last ten years. What has changed and what has remained the same about investigative journalism around...
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