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Plains speaking

How lockdowns and personal struggles led Jess McGuire to her new gig as a host of ABC Western Plains radio

Image of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews during the 2022 Victorian state election campaign in Melbourne, November 12, 2022. Image © Diego Fedele / AAP Images

State politics

A vexing question

For Daniel Andrews’ devoted supporters, even a softball question is seen as somehow dangerous

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Image of Sydney neurosurgeon Charlie Teo posing for a photograph, January 19, 2017. Image © Paul Miller / AAP Images


Charlie’s angels

Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo is facing a reckoning of sorts, but what of the media whose fawning reporting has long sustained his reputation?

Image of Fox Corporation chief executive officer Lachlan Murdoch and Sarah Murdoch arriving for the state dinner hosted by United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, September 20, 2019. Photo © Ron Sachs / Pool via CNP /

Lachlan Murdoch: Welcome to the cub

Since taking on the top job at Fox Corporation, Lachlan Murdoch has found himself in exalted company

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Indecent exposure

Sky News’s ‘Your ABC Exposed’ reveals more about Chris Kenny and co than it does about the national broadcaster

Journalists Maxine McKew, Quentin Dempster and Kerry O’Brien

What’s gone wrong at the ABC

Years of government attacks over funding and balance have left the national broadcaster in desperate need of repair

Composite image of Sydney Morning Herald editor Bevan Shields (image SMH/supplied) and actor Rebel Wilson (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Two sides of the same Shields?

Editor Bevan Shields’ attempts to handle the backlash over his masthead’s treatment of Rebel Wilson points to the dismal and fragile state of news media

Image of Will Smith hitting presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting an award at the Oscars, March 27, 2022. Image © Chris Pizzello / AP Photo

Will Smith’s Oscars slap and the takes it spawned

If there was anything more bizarre than Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, it was the plethora of absurd hot takes that followed

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Good riddance, Alan Jones

The shock jock is finally brought down by lacklustre ratings