At their best newspaper campaigns bring important issues to light, motivate the public to engage in the democratic process and force politicians to improve public policy. At their worst they blur fact and opinion, silence alternative points of view and lead to news being manufactured rather than reported.
Daily Telegraph editor Paul Whittaker's place in News Limited's power structure has received a major boost this morning following the departure of Sunday Telegraph editor Neil Breen after six years editing the country's top-selling paper.
You wouldn’t expect Rebekah Brooks’s husband to tell the press his wife is guilty of phone hacking and perverting the course of justice, but you might expect him to keep his mouth shut while she’s facing two, and possibly three, sets of criminal charges.
So, has young Jimmy been sacked, demoted, or shown the door for the phone hacking that took place at News International? Well, no. He’s been promoted and awarded a US$5 million cash bonus for having such a great year.
Police investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal have nabbed another suspect, with the arrest of the NotW’s former top lawyer, Tom Crone, who was collared at his home in southwest London at 6:45 yesterday morning, and spent the day at a nearby police station helping police with their inquiries.
Media buying is like running a fast food chain, says Harold Mitchell, the executive chairman of Australia’s biggest media-buying company, Aegis Media Pacific.
While names like Rinehart, Forest and Palmer dominate headlines in the mining sector, and business leaders and politicians are prominent in economic debates, it can be hard to identify those who speak for the sector that is fundamentally transforming Australian business and society as we move into a digital age.
Five years ago, Ten -- thanks to its focus on the advertiser-friendly young demographic -- was the country's most profitable network. Now it's the least profitable. So who's killing Channel Ten?
Why sack Derryn Hinch, Melbourne’s king of drive-time? For being too successful? At a time when Fairfax Radio needs every dollar of revenue, every reader and listener that it can get its hands on and hold, management has taken the novel approach of not renewing Derryn Hinch’s contract.
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