Public interest vs profit: the fight for quality journalism

If financial viability becomes the benchmark for saving a newspaper or television program then not even The Australian is immune from the axe. The fact is that important journalism often needs subsidies to survive. It's a message Peter van Onselen should keep in mind when writing of privatising the ABC. Many important stories aren't commercial. … Continue reading Public interest vs profit: the fight for quality journalism

Rudd’s demise traced to front page focus

Kevin Rudd's shock demise as Labor Leader and Prime Minister can be traced to a relentless front page focus by The Australian on the mining tax row. As a journalist and former Howard Government media adviser, I'm a keen observer of the front pages of our leading metro daily newspapers. What fascinates me the most … Continue reading Rudd’s demise traced to front page focus