Press freedom is under attack, not least in Australia

Mike Dobbie reports. It says: “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.” When this t-shirt re-appeared at a Trump rally last November, there were reports that it had been quickly withdrawn from sale. Not so. For just $29 plus shipping it can still be yours via a San Francisco-based onl ...

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Closing the communication gap: a journalist’s time in Arnhem Land

When Toni Hassan volunteered to help out an Arnhem Land community on a media campaign, the results were not as she’d expected. This article appeared in The Walkley Magazine in October 2010 with the above cartoon by Fiona Katauskas. Who would argue with the need to “close the gap” between Indigen ...

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Walkley Young Australian Journalist Awards open — with changes

Australia’s most prestigious awards for young journalists are set to change this year, in line with the major shifts within the media industry. The Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards, now in their 10th year, will place more emphasis on digital knowhow and creativity, while sti ...

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Teams announced for this week’s Walkley Editors Lab news hackathon

Journalists, developers and designers from the best newsrooms in Australia will spend two days this week hacking the news at the Walkley Editors Lab competition, presented by the Walkley Foundation and the Global Editors Network with support from Google News Lab. The 2017 lineup of teams for the ...

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