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Media Files is produced by a team of journalist/academics who have spent decades working in and reporting on the media industry. They’re passionate about sharing their understanding of the media landscape, especially how media policy, commercial manoeuvres and digital disruption are affecting the kinds of media and journalism we consume. The media is evolving rapidly, as new platforms and trends come and go. As old media empires collapse, new ones are forming. But the need to protect diversity, public interest journalism and public broadcasting has, arguably, never been greater.Catch Media Files each month for discussion about the key issues and ideas facing this vital industry.

Latest Episodes

Internet sabbaths and surveillance capitalism in the COVID-19 era: William Powers on what's changed since Hamlet’s Blackberry

Journalist and author William Powers talks with Media Files about taking an internet sabbath, how the media covers tech and what's changed since his book Hamlet’s Blackberry was first published.

25 minSEP 30
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Internet sabbaths and surveillance capitalism in the COVID-19 era: William Powers on what's changed since Hamlet’s Blackberry

'Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook

Tech giants don't like Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news, to fund public interest journalism. But the government may well respond with a digital tax, says Allan Fels.

30 minAUG 26
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'Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook

Media Files: Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don't want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?

No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.

35 min2019 NOV 11
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Media Files: Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don't want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?

Media Files: investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer, who led the Panama Papers tax exposé

Today we meet Bastian Obermayer, the Pulitizer prize-winning journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into global tax evasion.

44 min2019 SEP 19
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Media Files: investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer, who led the Panama Papers tax exposé

Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required

In Dickens' era, international copyright law developed from a worldwide effort to deal with a global problem. Is it time to tackle tech giants the same way? A journalist and a media owner explain.

30 min2019 AUG 6
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Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required

Media Files: Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow on how weather coverage is evolving – and building audience growth

The Washington Post's weather editor explains how digital media changed the way we connect to the weather, and why it's wrong for weather editors to leave climate change out of the discussion.

21 min2019 JUL 4
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Media Files: Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow on how weather coverage is evolving – and building audience growth

Media Files: Australians' trust in news media is falling as concern over 'fake news' grows

A recent survey found Australian news consumers are the 'lightest' news consumers out of 38 countries, use fewer sources to access news and are more likely to subscribe to Netflix than news.

25 min2019 JUN 20
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Media Files: Australians' trust in news media is falling as concern over 'fake news' grows

Media Files: Investigative reporter Louise Milligan on Cardinal Pell and redactions in the Royal Commission's report

When the royal commission handed down its massive report in late 2017, several sections were redacted until after any legal proceedings against Cardinal Pell were concluded.

30 min2019 JUN 4
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Media Files: Investigative reporter Louise Milligan on Cardinal Pell and redactions in the Royal Commission's report

Media Files: Facebook's Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media

Today's Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of 'fake news' and foreign political interference.

24 min2019 MAY 13
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Media Files: Facebook's Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media

Media Files: Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the 'disappointing' banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers

Today on Media Files, it's journalism versus the big banks. We're hearing from Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission.

22 min2019 APR 23
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Media Files: Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the 'disappointing' banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers

Latest Episodes

Internet sabbaths and surveillance capitalism in the COVID-19 era: William Powers on what's changed since Hamlet’s Blackberry

Journalist and author William Powers talks with Media Files about taking an internet sabbath, how the media covers tech and what's changed since his book Hamlet’s Blackberry was first published.

25 minSEP 30
Comments
Internet sabbaths and surveillance capitalism in the COVID-19 era: William Powers on what's changed since Hamlet’s Blackberry

'Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook

Tech giants don't like Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news, to fund public interest journalism. But the government may well respond with a digital tax, says Allan Fels.

30 minAUG 26
Comments
'Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook

Media Files: Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don't want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?

No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.

35 min2019 NOV 11
Comments
Media Files: Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don't want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?

Media Files: investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer, who led the Panama Papers tax exposé

Today we meet Bastian Obermayer, the Pulitizer prize-winning journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into global tax evasion.

44 min2019 SEP 19
Comments
Media Files: investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer, who led the Panama Papers tax exposé

Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required

In Dickens' era, international copyright law developed from a worldwide effort to deal with a global problem. Is it time to tackle tech giants the same way? A journalist and a media owner explain.

30 min2019 AUG 6
Comments
Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required

Media Files: Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow on how weather coverage is evolving – and building audience growth

The Washington Post's weather editor explains how digital media changed the way we connect to the weather, and why it's wrong for weather editors to leave climate change out of the discussion.

21 min2019 JUL 4
Comments
Media Files: Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow on how weather coverage is evolving – and building audience growth

Media Files: Australians' trust in news media is falling as concern over 'fake news' grows

A recent survey found Australian news consumers are the 'lightest' news consumers out of 38 countries, use fewer sources to access news and are more likely to subscribe to Netflix than news.

25 min2019 JUN 20
Comments
Media Files: Australians' trust in news media is falling as concern over 'fake news' grows

Media Files: Investigative reporter Louise Milligan on Cardinal Pell and redactions in the Royal Commission's report

When the royal commission handed down its massive report in late 2017, several sections were redacted until after any legal proceedings against Cardinal Pell were concluded.

30 min2019 JUN 4
Comments
Media Files: Investigative reporter Louise Milligan on Cardinal Pell and redactions in the Royal Commission's report

Media Files: Facebook's Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media

Today's Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of 'fake news' and foreign political interference.

24 min2019 MAY 13
Comments
Media Files: Facebook's Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media

Media Files: Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the 'disappointing' banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers

Today on Media Files, it's journalism versus the big banks. We're hearing from Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission.

22 min2019 APR 23
Comments
Media Files: Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the 'disappointing' banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers
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