Why We Should All Care About the Fairfax/Rinehart Situation

Update 23/06: This post was also featured on The Urban Times. It’s a great site, you should check it out!

This week has marked major shake ups in the print and online journalism industry in Australia. This post summarises those developments and offers suggestions of how to prevent the situation from worsening. Continue reading

Is the decrease in quality political journalism a threat to democracy?

Growing up in my household, weekend relaxing was synonymous with reading the newspaper. After the grocery shopping was done I would open whatever food I’d snuck into the trolley when dad wasn’t looking and sit down to read the paper. It was usually a family affair with my parents, brother and sister peeling off their favourite sections of the paper. “Who has the Good Weekend?”… “Claire, did you leave it in the bathroom… again?” Happy days.

Now I usually get my weekend news fix browsing on my iPad or laptop. And not just one source either, I browse lots of different news websites and social media platforms to get my information. And I’m not alone on this one. Continue reading