Fear and favour

The polarisation of Indonesia’s media during the election campaign has renewed the debate over the nexus between proprietors and politics, writes Ross Tapsell

16 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Gay rights and gay wrongs

In its coverage of gay law reform over the past fifty years, the Australian has charted a course from pacesetter to curmudgeon, writes Graham Willett in this talk from last week’s conference on the paper’s fiftieth anniversary

15 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

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)

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)

The ABC of patriotism

Alleged “Anti-military Bohemian Collective” member Geoff Heriot argues that the cause of true patriotism requires more than cheerleaders and symbolism

08 May 14 | Comments (1)

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)