Images are now weapons in a communication war and the government is skilled at restricting real journalism, favouring manufactured soundbites instead.
Reform? What NSW Reform?
Kevin Rudd's intervention in the NSW ALP is welcome. But the secret approval process for Packer's casino proves it's business as usual for the mates who run the state, writes Wendy Bacon.
Gender must stay on the agenda
When I woke this morning, the first images that came into my mind were those of naked corpses of young Sri Lankan Tamil women.
Woolworths supermarket - not welcome on my corner
Today's a sad day for many in our neighbourhood because a Woolworths supermarket, which many in our community didn't want, has opened its doors at the end of my street on the boundary of Newtown and Erskineville in inner Sydney.
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The Australian and New Matilda's 'Where are the women in the media?'
Today we published Part 4 of our New Matilda 'Where are the women in the media?' series. On Tuesday, we published Part 3 of our investigation which was a gender breakdown of by lines on a particular day. We called it a 'snapshot' and suggested more research is needed.
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Who Do Journos Listen To?
The Women in the Media project tackles the sources journalists turn to for quotes and expert opinion. Whose voices get heard?
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Women In The Media Reply To The Oz
The Women in the Media project came under fire yesterday in the pages of The Australian. Wendy Bacon and Elise Dalley respond to claims that their report wasn't 'borne out by the facts'.
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Roseanne passes Channel Seven's lie detector test
Roseanne Beckett passes Channel Seven's lie detector test.
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Questions for the Crown and Police in the Roseanne Beckett case.
Despite questions hanging over both the Crown and NSW Police involved in the convictions of Roseanne Beckett, why has no one been held accountable?
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Victim Of A 'Terrible Conspiracy'
Last week, Roseanne Beckett won her High Court appeal, but the NSW Attorney-General is resisting compensation. It's time to put a spotlight on the Crown's conduct in this case, writes Wendy Bacon.