Why should we care about Boston?
Some Australian journalists have asked why so much coverage was given to American deaths and so little to deaths in Iraq. Are they right?
“Privacy is for paedos”
At the heart of this gigantic report are unanswered questions about the nature of privacy.
Why we should be sceptical of media “fact checkers”
"Lies", "brazen lies", "factually challenged", "misleading", dishonest"... says who?
Free speech no fait accompli
On World Press Freedom Day, it’s not just Fiji that needs to pull up its socks.
Heroes and hackers
The phone-hacking scandal obscures the heroism journalists can display in pursuit of the truth.
Will anything better come after Rupert Murdoch?
I can’t hack any more of this
The public is being manipulated in the outrage over skulduggery at Britain's most notorious tabloid, the News of the World.
Boredom busters and brain boosters
Ten tips on how to keep your kids happily busy during the summer holiday.
Crazy for Osama
Take 1: You've got to have rocks in your head not to rejoice in the death of an unrepentant mass murderer.
When a woman claims to be a man, should the
university and the press play along?
The Teflon Pontiff
Papa Ratzinger has consistently turned troubles into triumphs.
A man of endless controversy
As ever, the philosopher, theologian, poet, priest, and saint is a towering figure who is both loved and despised.
Appearance and reality: what Plato can teach journalists and the media
Did the Greek philosopher foresee the demise of the mainstream media?
Message to the lynch mob: the Pope is innocent
Cardinal Ratzinger was the Vatican official who acted most energetically to rid the Catholic Church of sex abuse.
Wisdom from your local zoo
Updating Dear Abby and Ann Landers, a British newspaper has engaged an evolutionary agony aunt.
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