In praise of the strong proprietor

The Australian exists because Rupert Murdoch is an old-fashioned media mogul willing to follow his instincts, argues former editor Mark Day in this talk from last week’s conference on the paper’s fiftieth anniversary

14 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Wacky backy

The Australian waded into the tobacco packaging debate with a series of blunt assertions, writes Rodney Tiffen. Faced with a barrage of well-informed criticism, the paper dug in

12 Jul 14 | Comments (1)

The battle of Mort Street

By the time the first edition of the Australian hit the streets almost fifty years ago, a vital part of Rupert Murdoch’s strategy had already run into trouble, writes Peter Browne

06 Jul 14 | Comments (3)

How American servicemen found Ernestine Hill in their kitbags

Blending journalism, romance and travelogue, The Great Australian Loneliness crossed a different set of borders during the second world war, writes Anna Johnston

27 Jun 14 | Comments (0)

The lack of men, the lack of reinforcement, the lack of munitions

Phillip Schuler’s dispatches from Gallipoli captured the horror and the heroism for Australian readers, writes Mark Baker

03 Jun 14 | Comments (0)

True believers

The Saturday Paper displays both the strengths and limitations of a primarily print-based publication, writes Sybil Nolan

29 May 14 | Comments (0)

This narrated life

Storytelling may fit the zeitgeist, but there are truths it can’t reach, writes Maria Tumarkin

21 May 14 | Comments (2)

Seduction or safety?

Writer Joe McGinniss, who died in March, became a lightning rod for criticism of the way journalists deal with their sources, writes Matthew Ricketson

05 May 14 | Comments (0)