Betteridge's Law suggests headlines ending in a question can be answered by the word no, and while it is very tempting to just say "yes",…
Monday, 15 August 2022 10:57

Myths spread about news media bargaining code before review lands

By Sam Varghese
Former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman, Rod Sims is continuing to try and spin the myth that the News Media Bargaining Code, which was…
Friday, 12 August 2022 10:27

Australian media reaction to Chinese envoy's speech baffling

By Sam Varghese
The reaction of the Australian media to an address by the Chinese envoy at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday is quite baffling,…
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 10:11

Nine newspapers wax lyrical on 'structured water'

By Sam Varghese
We all know what water is – we drink it several times a day, use it to shower and also for other more unmentionable tasks. It…
The ABC has reported that learning software providers were slurping up data of students during the pandemic without clearly indicating they were doing so, but…
Microsoft, the company that produces Windows which is the target of practically every ransomware attack, is now offering paid products to fight those very ransomware…
Monday, 09 May 2022 06:58

Nine's leaders' debate just a badly organised shouting match

By Sam Varghese
At the start of Sunday's so-called Great Debate between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, moderator Sarah Abo claimed that the host,…
The ABC appears unlikely to publicise any decision it makes about the future of news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim — who has disappeared from public view after…
Thursday, 21 April 2022 10:15

Election campaign unmasks journalists for what they really are

By Sam Varghese
Eight years ago, the independent American journalist Matt Taibbi outlined what he thought was the best use which journalists could be put to.
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:15

Google exposed as it bids to show up Microsoft over security

By Sam Varghese
Google's bid to position itself as some kind of competitor to Microsoft based on its security credentials has been dealt a bad blow, with the…