Who owns your news? – news media app Headlinr to give audiences bird’s eye view

Where Australians get their news has become a politically charged question leading to growing concerns about media ownership and influence and an overall lack of transparency. Continue reading Who owns your news? – news media app Headlinr to give audiences bird’s eye view

Australians are spending more on music, but will the COVID pandemic spell the end of the album?

The Australian music industry’s revenue has surged 37 per cent thanks to a boom in streaming subscriptions since online platforms like Spotify were first introduced in 2012. But streaming platforms risk globalising the local industry in unprecedented new ways. Continue reading Australians are spending more on music, but will the COVID pandemic spell the end of the album?

“The Chilling Effect” – the institutionalised censorship of the Australian press

Even if demonstrably accurate, balanced and in the public interest, the federal government and public sector agencies can still arbitrarily cripple individual journalists and destabilise the operation of entire media outlets by investigating their work. The result has been described as “a chilling effect” on what Australian journalists are willing to publish. Continue reading “The Chilling Effect” – the institutionalised censorship of the Australian press