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The revolution continues

31 December 2018

A decade after her first interview with Inside Story, writer and media analyst Margaret Simons talks to Peter Clarke about ten years of change, and looks at the prospects for journalism and the media

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Into the unknown: federal communications minister Mitch Fifield with Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood in May last year. Mick Tsikas

Into the unknown: federal communications minister Mitch Fifield with Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood in May last year. Mick Tsikas


Back in early 2009 Inside Story’s podcast producer Peter Clarke and writer Margaret Simons discussed the enormous challenges and opportunities facing journalists and the media industry. A decade later, much has changed and much of the uncertainty persists, but some companies are beginning to find a way through this complex landscape.

Revolutionary Highway
Margaret Simons’s March 2009 interview

Digital platforms inquiry: Preliminary Report
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Simply Waltzing On? Reflections on the Performance of the Canberra Press Gallery In an Era of Prime-Ministerial Instability
by Margaret Simons and Paul Strangio

 

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Reasons to be hopeful

28 December 2018

If you’re a member of the government, that is — though the odds are still against you

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Hope yet? Labor leader Bill Shorten (left) and prime minister Scott Morrison (right) with one of Australia’s most successful negative campaigners, Paul Keating. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

Hope yet? Labor leader Bill Shorten (left) and prime minister Scott Morrison (right) with one of Australia’s most successful negative campaigners, Paul Keating. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image