Watchdog or Lapdog: business journalism is faltering while other investigations rise
Business journalists don't rate ASIC to hold businesses to account, so believe their work to be vital. But it's declining, at the same time papers devote more time to other investigations. Legal challenges, and the concerns of advertisers, take their toll.
Razer: Working at the ABC is no day spa | Daily Review: Film, stage and music reviews, interviews and more.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+The personal, it seems, has become conclusively political, and never quite so much as in the case of newly announced ABC funding cuts. On Monday as ABC staff awaited its executive’s response, Fairfax opened a deeply personal vein and allowed a former manager to bleed politics all over the page.
Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or the media is useless | Daily Review: Film, stage and music reviews, interviews and more.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+In a land of the despairing, the chipper man is king and so, morning television’s most radiant head has risen to be crowned. Karl Stefanovic, a man hitherto distinguished as runner-up in Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice, in recent weeks has been elevated and applauded as brave, heroic and progressive. What Stefanovic, a
Rundle: the Philae landing, Jonathan Swift, and Kim Kardashian's arse
Two world-shattering events occurred last week: we landed a probe on a comet, and Kim Kardashian got naked on the cover of a magazine. Crikey's writer-at-large ponders the significance of the two.
Razer's class warfare: Sharri v Barrie -- a tedious set of self-referential ping pong
Sharri Markson's incorrigible self-interest is actually a symptom shared by many journalists in an industry that won't stop talking about itself.
Mayne: Murdoch salaries hit $600 million -- but you wouldn't read about it
The Oz has revealed that the ABC's Mark Scott got a pay rise -- but the paper is strangely silent on the massive pay packets taken home by the Murdoch family.
Rundle: On the world's oldest video rental store in Boulder, Colorado | Daily Review: Film, stage and music reviews, interviews and more.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+ The strip mall has no name, just a double-storeyed row of shops, with an improbably retro collection of services — a flotation tank outfit, a jazzercise studio, the glass gallery — in a place with no name. “We just call it … East Boulder” said the guy in
The ABC debate: game shows and drama not part of the ABC Act
Any debate about the future of the ABC has to take into account its charter -- and nowhere does it say the national broadcaster must air drama, comedy, sport and game shows, writes Geoff Heriot, former chief of corporate planning and governance at the ABC.