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.
By Anders Furze
Sensationalised media coverage of Islam and Muslims is widening community divisions, according to leading journalists and media academics.
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.
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.
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”.
Experienced journalists say that covering stories about violence against women can cause them to become vicariously traumatised.
Media organisations are grappling with the demarcation between editorial and advertising in the online world of branded content and native advertising.
By Ashley Bolt
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie wants the national broadcaster to “sound like Australia” and says she is determined to achieve this through “dexterity, diversity and collaboration”.
By Kate Aubrey
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.
By Malarvili Meganathan