How journalism works: Sex, lies and voice recorders

How journalism works: Sex, lies and voice recorders

News Ltd excelled itself this weekend with a piece of journalistic sleight-of-hand designed to deceive readers in the quest for more website clicks. The story — Erotic dancers at charity launch for sick kids — first appeared on the front page of the NT News as well as on their website. It wasn't … [Read more...]

News manipulation: The impartiality dilemma

News manipulation: The impartiality dilemma

In their efforts to avoid accusations of bias, the modern news media has become more biased and more distorted than ever before. A perfect example of this 'biased impartiality' occurred this morning on Channel Seven's revamped Sunrise program. In a segment on the climate change debate, Kochie … [Read more...]

Heritage media: Can they really be that ignorant?

Heritage media: Can they really be that ignorant?

Those in charge of heritage media again revealed today how little they understand the internet and that they are unwilling to adapt. At least, that's how it would appear on the face of it. News.com.au reported on the speech by APN News & Media chief executive Brendan Hopkins at the Pacific … [Read more...]

Don’t tell me what to think! Social media vs heritage news

Don’t tell me what to think! Social media vs heritage news

Heritage media in the UK took another punch to the stomach recently as social media refused to allow The Daily Mail to set a racist right wing agenda. A couple of weeks later, John Hartigan decided to strike a blow on behalf of the heritage newspaper industry to the blogging community in his speech … [Read more...]

How an Orbiting Teapot Led to the Wall Street Collapse

How an Orbiting Teapot Led to the Wall Street Collapse

Could it be that Wikipedia indirectly encouraged the state of affairs that led to the credit crunch and the recent crash in the US economy? Could it be that the fears of internet misinformation and manipulation I've previously discussed have been shown to be very true indeed with ramifications for … [Read more...]