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Protecting future fertility is becoming a key driver in the treatment of childhood cancers, as survival rates climb beyond 80 per cent.

A magistrate has told Victoria’s rail regulator to rethink its prosecution of Metro Trains following the death of a Melbourne youth at a suburban railway station three years ago.

Cyclists campaigning for an end to Australia’s compulsory helmet laws took to their bikes in Melbourne on Saturday in hats and caps, helmets, or no headgear whatsoever.

Law and Justice

A US-based digital journalism expert says public broadcasters such as the ABC can help offset the “fake news” phenomenon that some argue influenced the 2016 US election.

Media

The sports media in Australia is “still pale, male and stale,” broadcaster and writer Angela Pippos has told a panel discussion on women in sport and journalism.

Media

A new documentary featuring David Stratton is just one of the veteran film critic’s many current projects, he explains to Anders Furze.

A select band of artists were invited to peek inside Melbourne University’s plant collection, reports Anders Furze.

Migration, and local interest, has established Hinduism as Australia’s fastest growing religion, reports Krati Garg.

Two of Australia’s biggest retailers, Target and Kmart, have been praised for embracing a ‘new normal’ after including people with disability and from diverse cultural backgrounds in their advertising.

The ethical management of zoos is critical to ensuring that species thrive in captivity, according to Jenny Gray.

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Religious advocacy groups have a long history of working with the United Nations, pushing back against progressive interpretations of the terms ‘family’ and ‘marriage’ as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Teaching Australian school children about sustainability appears to be a case of hit and miss despite a decade-long push to make it a priority across the national curriculum.

It’s a kind of ‘Big Issue for artists’, says the man behind an initiative providing an outlet for the disadvantaged, reports Krati Garg.

Mixed performances drive competing perspectives in the veteran director’s latest epic, reports Anders Furze.

The Australian media has long neglected its young readers, with only a handful of publications catering specifically for children over the course of the last hundred years. But things are changing, reports Krati Garg.

The future of film criticism in Australia is under a cloud, with the number of full-time salaried critics in the country down to a handful – by some estimates, just two people – in the face of a perfect storm of technological disruption, cratering freelance rates and arts funding cuts.

Moving science forward took on new meaning when Buffy Gorrilla volunteered for a medical trial.

There are more than two million people behind bars in the United States. Kate Stanton meets an Australian woman who fell in love with one of them.

The annual New News conference is a collaboration between Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and The Wheeler Centre

 

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Dozens of music-loving Melbourne teenagers are spending part of their summer holidays learning to rock and roll at a music mentorship program, reports Kate Stanton

An aviation mystery that could involve the famous German World War I pilot known as the Red Baron has been quietly unfolding at a museum in Moorabbin in Melbourne’s south-east.

The Greens’ brand is appealing to a new breed in Melbourne’s gentrifying inner-north and, suddenly, Labor finds itself on the back foot, reports Daniel Connell.   

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Anders Furze nominates his top 10 films for 2016 . . . and throws in a set of steak knives.

Film

“Melbourne’s culture is very much affiliated with tattoos, art and creativity,” says Melissa Yu, event manager for the Australian International Tattoo Expo, which is touring capital cities.

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Sanctuary traditionally means a place of shelter or protection, yet people can seek sanctuary in a shared pastime, a beloved companion or even in simple human contact.  In this video series, Seeking Sanctuary, The Citizen examines what sanctuary means in modern-day Australia.  

Superheroes have dominated the entertainment industry since 2000’s X-Men, a dark and politically conscious blockbuster that unleashed an endless stream of movies and television shows about mutants, demigods and caped crusaders.

The Citizen has been named best student journalism publication for 2016, landing the Dr Charles Stuart Prize in this year’s Ossie awards.

Media

Sexpo is Australia’s largest annual trade show celebrating sex and sexuality. 

A crowd-sourced project is helping to introduce Australians to the American movement that’s finding its way Down Under.

Bluestone. Victoria would not be Victoria without it, and Melbourne would look very different without its historical laneways or its dark and brooding colonial edifices.

Academics, journalists and aid workers are often called upon to go where others fear to tread. Krati Garg reports on efforts to keep them safe in the field, including an innovative university subject and new technology. 

Ford’s destruction of material in its Australian archives is “morally wrong”, according to a former employee who co-wrote the history of the company in Australia.

Analysts believe the US commitment to the Asia-Pacific is likely to stick, regardless of the bitter and controversial campaign rhetoric and the prospect of new policy settings in the Oval Office. Malarvili Meganathan canvasses views on the regional economic, political and security challenges facing America’s next president.

For many Australians, sex education was learned in an awkward secondary school lesson with a teacher explaining anatomy and how to have safe sex, as students waited impatiently for the class to end.

Society

Despite making strides toward gender equality, Australia’s women journalists still face a competitive and shrinking news industry rife with challenges.

Women

The annual New News conference is a collaboration between Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and The Wheeler Centre

 

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Doctors need to learn how to help patients plan for their death before it’s too late. Kate Stanton reports on a new inititative to guide them.

Fairfax Media didn’t have journalists on either of the campaign buses of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten for two weeks during the federal election to save money, according to one of its Canberra-based political reporters.

Aspiring journalists have been told the secret to successful longform interviewing lies in dedicating hours towards research, combined with big doses of “good old-fashioned empathy”.

2016

Sensationalised media coverage of Islam and Muslims is widening community divisions, according to leading journalists and media academics.

2016

Some of Australia’s top editors expect readers to be the key beneficiaries of the media’s ongoing battle to embrace “enormous opportunities” amid “cataclysmic change” brought on by the digital revolution.

2016

 

Driving west from Melbourne towards The Grampians, travellers make their way through towns that reveal the gold rush era, and grazing land and cereal crops that speak to the advent of European settlement.

Experienced journalists say that covering stories about violence against women can cause them to become vicariously traumatised.

2016

Media organisations are grappling with the demarcation between editorial and advertising in the online world of branded content and native advertising.

Increased media access to the offshore processing of asylum seekers could shift public perception about Australia’s role, according to high-profile journalists appearing at this year’s New News Conference, but they were divided about how best to report on the contentious issue.

2016

Journalists say a lack of public interest, media backing and political will is leaving them struggling to report on vital issues across the Asia-Pacific.

2016

Virtual reality may be touted as “the next big thing” in journalism but experts say a full 3D media experience is a long way off. Until then, reporters will use platforms such as Snapchat and podcasting to tell their stories.

2016