Journalism

Google’s Search Engine Is Squashing Local News, Study Says

Google’s Search Engine Is Squashing Local News, Study Says

When we ask who should take the rap for the decline of local news, most folks agree the blame partially lies on Google’s shoulders. The tech giant has spent the past decade systematically swallowing a larger and larger chunk of the digital ad market, diverting the dollars that outlets —…

How a ‘Gonzo’ Press Gang Forged the Ned Kelly Legend

How a ‘Gonzo’ Press Gang Forged the Ned Kelly Legend

Washington Post publisher, Philip L. Graham, famously declared that journalism is the “first rough draft of history”. It’s also the first rough draft of inspiration for movies and books “based on a true story”. Since four Victorian journalists witnessed Ned Kelly’s last stand on June 28 1880, their vivid accounts…