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Government can support public interest journalism in Australia – here’s how

By Johan Lidberg. The government should restore funding to public broadcasters SBS and ABC enabling them to produce more public interest journalism. Independent journalism’s importance to healthy democracies is undisputed. In

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Philanthropy is funding serious journalism in the US, it could work for Australia too

Non-profit investigative journalism centres have invigorated watchdog reporting in the United States over the past decade, a period commonly associated with despair over the state of serious journalism. My research attributes a sharp increase in the

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Here’s one to gymnologize over: the case for bringing back snollygostery, trumpery and humbuggery

Words and expressions come and go. Sometimes you can understand why they don’t linger. It’s hard to imagine there was ever much call for peristeronic, “suggestive of pigeons” – and there’s no evidence that gymnologize, &

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Monash University student Christiane Barro shortlisted for Walkley Award

Monash University Journalism student Christiane Barro has been shortlisted for the 

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Professor Mick Dodson AM delivers Monash University Annual Reconciliation Lecture

Eminent Australian, Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University, Mick Dodson AM, gave the Annual Reconciliation Lecture at the Melbourne Town Hall on 18 May. " /. Eminent Australian, Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s

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Dr Sharman Stone new patron of Monash University Gender, Peace and Security Centre

The international profile of Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Centre is set for a further boost following the appointment of inaugural Patron, Australia’s advocate for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone today.

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Beauty, fashion and looking ‘hot’: YouTube’s powerful messages for girls

Last September, comedian Amy Schumer posted pictures of the covers of two US magazines – Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life – on Instagram  with the caption “No.”

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Posthumous Honorary Doctorate conferred to Victorian philanthropist Betty Amsden AO

At Monash University’s graduation ceremony for Education students at 11.00am on Tuesday 23 May, Victorian philanthropist Betty Amsden AO, who died in February this year, will receive a posthumous Honorary Doctorate (HonLLD) in recognition of her e

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