Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.
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Killing our media
The impact of Facebook and the tech giants
Editor’s Note May 2017
“Malcolm Turnbull, approaching two years in the job, has seemingly utterly failed to find favour with the Australian public,” writes Laura Tingle in her essay this month.
“His major crimes? He isn’t who we thought he was. He …
Editor’s Note June 2017
“She had driven back and forth along the lake several times and chosen the only possible entry point,” writes Helen Garner. “Once in the water she accelerated. She did nothing to save her children or to help strangers who rushed to the scene, but …
Editor’s Note April 2017
Pauline Hanson has never struggled to attract attention. And she’s never managed to hold on to it.
Her regular returns to public life are often blamed on “the media”, for giving her too much oxygen – as if denying her a voice might assuage others’ …
One angry state, inept One Nation
Western Australians have spoken, and loudly
Editor’s Note March 2017
“A scam artist, an ignoramus, a professional liar, a colossal and malignant narcissist, a vulgarian, a casino operator, a serial bankrupt – a Roy Cohn–mentored billionaire with deep Mob connections – is in the White House. Has there ever been …
Defining clean to include dirty
The Turnbull government is peddling energy myths and climate denialism
Editor’s Note February 2017
The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency may not have revealed anything new about the man, but it did confirm the worst fears for his rule.
Any doubts over whether he meant what he said – about immigration bans, voter fraud, building a wall, trade …
The Centrelink summer
The government will be scorched unless it acts soon
Editor’s Note December 2016 – January 2017
The American people elected a candidate who promised to upend their political system. As with Brexit, it was a political result that seemed to come out of nowhere. The politics of rage, of populism, of protest, are overwhelming Western nations. In the …
Editor’s Note November 2016
The election of the most powerful person in the world was always going to be dramatic, but the fascination and disgust generated by Donald Trump has led to democratic effects that few predicted.
The campaign has been a circus, and no one, it seems, can …
Editor’s Note October 2016
“In 2016,” writes Alison Croggon in the new issue of the Monthly, “it became clear that Australian arts are facing the worst crisis since before the Australia Council was founded in 1967.”
For several years, the Monthly’s …
Editor’s Note September 2016
What is the role of the ABC?
This question has never been more important. As commercial newsrooms struggle amid collapsing revenue – as jobs are lost, desks are closed – and their very existence comes under threat, the public will look to the …
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