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Secret Tapes Expose wins Herald Sun Top Victorian Journalism Award

The publication of secret tapes revealing deep divisions within the state government which led to the downfall of Premier Ted Baillieu, has won Herald Sun reporter James Campbell, Victoria’s top journalism prize—the $5000 Monash University Gold Quill.

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Australian editor and partner face jail in Thailand

Former senior Age editor and News Corp journalist Alan Morison says he has been overwhelmed by support he has received over a defamation lawsuit launched by the Royal Thai Navy, including from supporters in Melbourne.

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Media shield survives Rinehart’s opening barrage

Let there be no confusion. Journalists’ sources are under unprecedented challenge. In 2007 we saw two Herald Sun reporters convicted of contempt of court for refusing to disclose sources.

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Legal Update for Journalists - 2013 Press Freedom Report

Melbourne Press Club committee member and senior partner at Minter Ellison, Peter Bartlett, has written a review of events in media law as part of the 2013 Walkley Press Freedom Report. Here is his summary of how media law is developing.

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The truth about online news

We hear so much about the imminent death of traditional media. Newspapers being replaced by online sites and TV reporters overtaken by so called video journalists. But I’m urging people, don’t be so quick to happily bang that final nail into the coffin and immediately jump ship to online sites. By far the best results for businesses are seen when they’re featured in a print article in a daily or a TV story during a 6pm bulletin.

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‘Babes’ bite back: there’s no glamour in TV news

In a recent article, retired scribe Geoffrey Barker lambasted perky, blonde reporters for dumbing down television journalism. Not surprisingly, the ‘news babes’ in his sights were unimpressed, not to mention insulted and angry.

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Redundancies herald a new age

Like so many in Melbourne’s media, Seven News reporter Kate Osborn was shocked when people she’d admired and worked alongside began snapping up redundancies. The loss of experience was impossible to fathom. So, a few months on, how has the industry fared? And what hope remains for the future and those of us left?

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Shedding light on the dark side

There are times in most journalists’ careers when they glance over the fence at the greener grass of public relations and wonder what it would be like to jump. Former Seven News reporter Alicia Hall switched teams eighteen months ago, and offers valuable perspective.

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