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Media Watch

Keeps a watch on all those who work in, own or control the media.

Published: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1000

Last Build Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1000

Copyright: Copyright 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The politics of Weinstein

16/10/2017 21:07:58

Conservative commentators smell a conspiracy.

Silencing Ray’s spray

16/10/2017 21:07:55

Triple M Central West dumps parts of Ray Hadley’s morning show following his anger over a local court case.

Media stays mum

16/10/2017 21:07:52

A criminal trial involving alleged police leaks to journalists gets scant coverage in the Adelaide media.

Ipswich or Karachi?

16/10/2017 21:07:51

A Daily Mail story about an Asian gang in Ipswich uses video from Pakistan.

Media Bites Episode 37

12/10/2017 19:52:40

Media react to Weinstein downfall, Milo Yiannopoulos is coming down under, and One Nation's Charles Smith on why the ABC should be shut down.

Las Vegas massacre drives fake news

09/10/2017 21:26:00

Facebook, Google and YouTube promote fake news and conspiracy theories in the wake of Vegas massacre.

ABC defends correspondent from Federal MP’s attack ads

09/10/2017 21:37:31

Federal MP Michael Danby takes out ads critical of Sophie McNeill's reporting on the Palestinian Israeli conflict.

Northern Star HPV headline wrong

09/10/2017 21:26:05

NSW's Northern Star newspaper admits to misleading 'HPV vaccine' story

Media Bites Episode 36

05/10/2017 19:58:34

Daily Mail writes fake news about the Vegas shooter, media confused over Tom Petty's death, Ray Hadley's 'Same Love' parody, and a tantric finale.

Same Love stoush

02/10/2017 21:18:19

Furore over Macklemore’s marriage equality anthem, as more mastheads endorse a yes vote.

Seven’s PR woes

02/10/2017 21:40:05

More bad press for Seven after the ABC plays a recording of the moment a female news cadet is suspended.

Today loves Australia, for a fee

03/10/2017 12:48:06

Today’s ‘We love Australia’ tour turns out to be a gigantic paid ad

Media Bites Episode 35

28/09/2017 18:50:25

Breaking news - TV presenters wear the same jacket, the media brews up old poo stories, and the end of the world is postponed.

Red faces over Roberts reversal

25/09/2017 21:00:18

In July, Sky's Paul Murray boasted he was ‘one million percent’ sure that Senator Malcolm Roberts was not a dual citizen, now the High Court has declared he was.

Spruiking supplements

26/09/2017 11:30:33

Why does a trusted Nine news journalist risk their reputation to spruik vitamins and supplements?

Spot the sponsored content

25/09/2017 21:01:00

News Corp runs 'cash for content' stories without the disclosure.

TV tantrums

27/09/2017 10:38:00

Leaked footage reveals US TV news anchor in midst of an epic meltdown.

Media Bites Episode 34

22/09/2017 09:21:46

The media obsesses over Nicole Kidman’s kiss, bumsex debut on same-sex ballot paper, the end of the world as Nibiru returns

Rebel gets the last laugh

19/09/2017 11:24:53

How will this case change the landscape for trash mags?

The power of Kmart mums

19/09/2017 11:24:51

How Kmart uses 'ordinary mums' to push its products

Media reforms gets green light

19/09/2017 11:24:48

It's taken years, but media ownership laws have finally passed the Senate

Malley's media adventure

19/09/2017 11:24:45

Documents reveal the true cost of the naked CEO

Media Bites Episode 33

14/09/2017 20:56:50

The gossip that cost Bauer Media and Woman’s Day $4.5 million, monkey selfie stoush and BBC presenter on the run.

Spot the Tassie Tiger

13/09/2017 16:31:00

People love a thylacine sighting, but conclusive evidence is a mirage.

A matter of trust

11/09/2017 21:22:16

Is confidence in GPs falling? Media coverage of an online survey misses a key finding.

Too much publicity is never enough

11/09/2017 21:22:14

Dick Smith claims ABC bias and treachery over population debate.

A picture tells the wrong story

11/09/2017 21:22:09

How file photos can be misleading and insulting.

Media Bites Episode 32

07/09/2017 19:31:00

Sky News drops the f-bomb, "tacky" Gold Coast goes for Logies, women's mags recycle royal baby news, and Charles and Camilla on the rocks?

The missing flood story

05/09/2017 16:51:17

The media focuses on Houston while the Asian floods kill more 1,200 people across three nations.

Reheating Christmas carols outrage

05/09/2017 16:51:14

Do SA schools plan to ban Christmas carols?

Media marriage friction

05/09/2017 16:50:00

2GB stars lash Fairfax over radio ratings coverage

Today starts a war

05/09/2017 16:50:00

An alarming Today show news strap mistakenly reported the start of a new Korean war

Media Bites Episode 31

31/08/2017 20:32:11

Kathy Griffin's no longer sorry about her Donald Trump stunt, Channel Seven fooled by photoshopped pics, and the media reveal Macca’s not-so-secret sauce recipe.

A monumental beat up

29/08/2017 16:14:00

A call for a discussion over the wording on a Cook statue turns into heated history war

Same-Sex Campaign

29/08/2017 12:12:00

Reports that Melbourne was plastered with homophobic posters were overblown

Campaign clanger

28/08/2017 21:21:24

American musician Meghan Trainor says “no” to her image being used by Vote NO Australia - Marriage Plebiscite group

Misplaced map outrage

28/08/2017 21:48:00

Daily Mail accuses the ABC of wiping Israel off the map but misses the point of the story

Media Bites Episode 30

24/08/2017 20:36:00

A Current Affair mistakes Indonesia for The Philippines, wrong news of Queen Elizabeth's abdication, Taylor Swift's snaky non-news, and Paul Barry plays spot the animal.

Media reform battles on

23/08/2017 13:28:04

One Nation targets the ABC in a deal on media reform

Jumping the gun on a medical breakthrough

21/08/2017 21:32:10

Headlines and hoopla over the Victor Chang Institute announcement, but not enough critical analysis of the claims

Flash mob to cash in

21/08/2017 21:32:08

Honey Birdette is the latest brand to use the same sex marriage debate to sell its products by staging a racy ‘protest’

More perils of live TV

30/08/2017 09:22:28

Beverly O’Conner taken by surprise when a studio glitch sends her out live.

Media Bites Episode 29

17/08/2017 19:48:21

Dicks in the media; Kevin Andrews' same-sex marriage gaffe; media's Baa-naby jokes; and is Khaled Sharrouf really dead?

'Teflon John' and his media mates

14/08/2017 21:20:34

The house of Ibrahim hits the media as Network Nine protects a star.

Same-sex marriage frustration

14/08/2017 21:20:37

Media frustration over the same sex marriage debate

Nightline kills the radio star

15/08/2017 11:46:53

3AW accidentally sends a former star to an early grave.

Memo to Mitch Fifield

14/08/2017 21:20:40

The reason Sam Dastyari featured on Media Watch.

Media Bites Episode 28

10/08/2017 19:52:00

"Survivor" star's out-there interviews; when news anchors rebel; new catpack prompts pussy puns; & the GM diet debunked

Reporting on terror raids

07/08/2017 21:25:34

With just leaks, sources and speculation, how did the media go?

Abbott speaks and media repeats

07/08/2017 21:25:40

Tony Abbott gets to set the news agenda thanks to plenty of airtime on Macquarie Radio

Goodbye to a veteran

07/08/2017 21:34:05

After over 50 years of reporting, Laurie Oakes retires

Media Bites Episode 27

03/08/2017 20:18:16

Scaramucci's ten days in office; media mad for Lady Di; snakes in Nine's NT newsroom; and viral pic of the week: burqas or bus seats?

The Pell show comes to town

31/07/2017 20:46:18

Media turns out in droves for the Cardinal's first court appearance in Melbourne.

Super spruikers

31/07/2017 21:00:00

Celebrities given plenty of prime time to sell their wares on air.

Dual citizenship duel

31/07/2017 20:46:22

One Nation's Malcolm Roberts gets testy over questions about his citizenship status.

Flying dry

31/07/2017 20:46:24

A News Corp terror exclusive about carry on alcohol proves to be ten years old.

Media Bites Episode 26

27/07/2017 20:16:39

Nine's Ninja Warrior finale outrage; US strongmen hoax; and Mamma Mia, not another overused media pun?