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Investigative Journalism
02-11-2019, 06:28 PM
Post: #1
Investigative Journalism
Here you go Don. You were complaining about lazy journalists.
I'm assuming that you will be delighted with this development.

Quote:Some great news from @crikey_news today!

A new team of "inquiry journalists" is being pulled together : "A dozen full-time reporters with a challenging brief: dig, probe, uncover, explain, expose, deconstruct, connect the dots, lift the veils.."

Perhaps not Undecided Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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02-11-2019, 07:07 PM
Post: #2
RE: Investigative Journalism
hmmm, crikey uses the same model as others, -subscriptions.
why pay when the ABC is doing the same job for free?
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02-11-2019, 07:22 PM
Post: #3
RE: Investigative Journalism
Good point. One that Rupe has missed. Hard to shovel the biased reports into people who you know damned well wont be paying you for swallowing it.

All of these media outlets paywalling costs would add up to more than the average casual news browser would pay.
More than this one anyway. I donate to Wiki to salve my conscience and have even on occasion been tempted to kick a dollar to the Gardy, but then they always print something that burrs me up so I don't.

Particular interest publications yes, subscription is warranted, but outlets like the Gardy and Breitbart are propaganda machines so stuff 'em, let the people whose agendas they are selling pay for it.
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02-11-2019, 07:52 PM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2019 07:54 PM by Warri the Wombat.)
Post: #4
RE: Investigative Journalism
I don't subscribe to any online media because it narrows down the field too much. If the subscription was something like a general licence fee for use of copyright media material I would happily pay up. The model needs to change. After all, should I subscribe I don't expect that my access would be advert free so let the adverts pay for the content.

I have learned a couple of tricks. If the SMH denies me access, I try The Age or the Canberra Times for the same content. Doesn't work with Murdoch press though.

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02-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Post: #5
RE: Investigative Journalism
That's what I do too, wait until one of freebie regional rags picks it up and copies it and read it there.
If it's juicy the ABC or Gardy or BBC will run with it anyway.

I like that pooled subscription idea, they could share it around based on those logarithms to reflect readership numbers. ... or something like that.
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02-11-2019, 08:25 PM
Post: #6
RE: Investigative Journalism
was this the same thing covered by the 7:30 report tonight?
a new venture funded by John b Fairfax?
Says he wants to counter punch murdoch
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02-11-2019, 08:27 PM
Post: #7
RE: Investigative Journalism
Is Crikey a Fairfax holding?

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02-11-2019, 08:46 PM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2019 09:16 PM by maxhr54.)
Post: #8
RE: Investigative Journalism
Not sure it was started by Stephen Mayne then sold to eric beechers' "Private Media"
seems a bit vague as to who owns it now.
Beecher is CEO and a former Sydney Morning Herald guy.
looks like it is a fairfax plan behind crikey:

https://mumbrella.com.au/crikey-to-go-on...lly-564657
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02-11-2019, 09:48 PM
Post: #9
RE: Investigative Journalism
Thanks for the reminder, forgot to watch 7:30, have it recorded.

Depends if I can stay awake, I think there's something in the water, I've been practically sleep walking all day. It's not as though I've been over exerting myself so dunno why so tired.

I'll have a look at it, I can always rerun the bits I nod off for.
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02-11-2019, 09:50 PM
Post: #10
RE: Investigative Journalism
conspiracy theory: Stephen Mayne, founder of crikey, is on Q&A tonight.
coincidence or spruiking ???Blush
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