New news is better than no news

A new book encourages a different way of thinking about “news” and how it’s presented on television, writes Scott Bridges

22 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

Rupert Murdoch’s sixtieth anniversary and the hazards of longevity

Rupert Murdoch may have set a world record for longevity in corporate governance, but his reputation would stand higher if he had retired ten years ago, writes Rodney Tiffen

16 Oct 13 | Comments (3)

Caught on a fast-moving train

Journalism is increasingly becoming a matter of selecting from an avalanche of material, writes Scott Bridges

13 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

Fairfax adrift: the view from Sydney

Readers and journalists are mostly missing from two recent books about the troubles at Fairfax, writes Sybil Nolan

30 Aug 13 | Comments (0)

Making the news

With a federal election looming, Peter Clarke talks to the director of ABC News, Kate Torney, about the challenges facing the corporation’s news-gatherers

02 Jul 13 | Comments (0)

Shaping the Herald: Sir Keith Murdoch seen through his confidential memoranda

As managing editor of the Melbourne Herald, Keith Murdoch battled employers, sensation-mongering and overly large headlines in a remarkable series of notes to his senior executives, writes Michael Cannon in this essay first published in Nation in June 1963

29 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Torn in two parts

On the anniversary of its publication, Bridget Griffen-Foley reviews John Douglas Pringle’s self-deprecating account of a much-admired career

21 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

How Al Jazeera took on the (English-speaking) world

The ABC’s decision to use reports from the controversial Doha-based network makes sense from up close, writes Scott Bridges

19 Oct 12 | Comments (6)