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Media failing the war in Syria

Scott Lucas | 12 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, Syria
Lurid stories about ISIS atrocities are sucking the oxygen out of the tragedy next door.

#TearsForBaga: the mystery of the missing hashtag

Ethan Zuckerman | 15 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Baba, Boko Haram, hashtags, media
Why has the world ignored the massacre of possibly 2000 people in a Nigerian town?

No country for old obituarists

Alistair Nicholas | 27 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Gough Whitlam, media
Young journalists found it hard to separate the real Gough Whitlam from the myth of grandeur and martyrdom.

Stretching the truth past the breaking point

Tim Wallace | 18 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamic State, media, media ethics, propaganda
The barbarism of the Islamic State is real enough, so why fabricate atrocities?

Internet publicity helps bust the “evil sat fats” myth

Denyse O'Leary | 9 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: diet, internet, longevity, media

The Internet is actually quite a good tool for oppression

Denyse O'Leary | 7 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: abortion, Internet, media, new media

Common teen behaviours linked to depression

Tamara Rajakariar | 21 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: exercise, media, sleeping, teenagers

Demography on campus

Shannon Roberts | 16 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: media, overpopulation, research

Swimming against the click-stream

David D. Judson | 10 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, media ethics, Stratfor
The editor-in-chief of Stratfor explains how the media ecosystem works.

The sinner repents?

Peter Smith | 29 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, British politics, media, spin doctors
A warts-and-all tale of one of Britain's legendary spin-doctors, Damian McBride, the press officer to Gordon Brown.

Why liberal adulation risks obscuring the Pope’s mission

Austen Ivereigh | 03 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, media, Pope Francis
Is Francis really the obvious new hero for the Left?

Twitter feeds a new journalism

John Jewell | 06 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, Twitter
Love it or loathe it, Twitter has transformed the way news is gathered and consumed.

Do we expect more from technology and less from each other?

Jennifer Minicus | 01 November 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: media, non-fiction

Who remembers Rana Plaza?

George Cairns | 17 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Bangladesh, media, Rana Plaza
The world quickly forgot about the severely injured women and the hundreds who are still missing.

Media smackdown on its way

Denyse O'Leary | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bloggers, media, newspapers
Can Amazon’s formula save the Washington Post? We may get a chance to find out.

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