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  1. The Newman Show: Ep 35 Michael West: Is Investigative Journalism Dead?

    One of Australia's best Investigative Journalists, Michael West joins Callum on the podcast to discuss…

    Why the big media players are hemorrhaging money and staff…

    Where 80% of readers are actually getting their news from…

    The impact investigative journalism can have on a company's share price…

    Plus more!

    To read Michael West’s independent investigative journalism, go to


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  2. Glencore’s acid test | The McArthur River, Background Briefing

    The McArthur River mine in the NT is one of the biggest open cut zinc mines in the world. Ten years down the track it's been discovered there's an enormous toxic waste problem, with no current solution. Reporter Jane Bardon investigates the scramble by mining giant Glencore and authorities to work out how to manage a pile of toxic waste the size of 250 Melbourne Cricket Grounds.

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  3. Approaching Principles for Independent Archives, by Luke Bacon, 17th February 2014

    What should an independent archive do? Some starter ideas and an invitation for contributions.

    A reading of the blog post Approaching Principles for Independent Archives by Luke Bacon, published 17th February 2014.( ).

    The principles are hosted on Github and are available to edit and discuss there at

    The reading of this journal post was inspired by Chloe Weil and Jeremy Keith.

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  4. In King Coal’s Kingdom

    The Hunter Valley in NSW is best known for its vineyards and fine wines. But right now in the Hunter, coal is king. Open-cut coal mines are spreading, with winemakers, horse breeders, local residents and even some mine workers fighting a war of attrition against the coal industry, as Tom Morton reports.

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  5. Politics and Journalism: WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?

    In the aftermath of the 2013 federal election and the demise of the Labor government, there are serious issues to be discussed about the performance and calibre of the journalism, from the Parliamentary Press Gallery through to the tabloids and shock jocks. This public forum discussed three of the most contentious issues in both the politics and the journalism: gender, climate change and asylum-seekers.

    ## Speakers

    • Kerry-Anne Walsh, author of ‘The Stalking of Julia Gillard’
    • Professor Sharon Pickering, Director of the Border Crossing Observatory, Monash University
    • Professor Wendy Bacon, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, UTS

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  6. Wendy Bacon on funding independent journalism |

    Wendy Bacon, investigative journalist, activist and Professor of Journalism at the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, was briefly interviewed at Melbourne Writers Festival 2013 about funding independent journalism and crowd-funding. The question came after the festival’s session on crowd funding.

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  7. #MuckReads Podcast: Pawns in the War on Drugs - ProPublica

    In the government's war on drugs, confidential informants are the foot soldiers — an inexpensive (and often unregulated) way to outsource the work of undercover cops. But when first-time offenders, even juveniles, are recruited for these high-risk operations, reporter Sarah Stillman found the consequences sometimes proved fatal.

    She joins ProPublica managing editor Steve Engelberg in the podcast studio this week to discuss how she began this in-depth investigation, how the potentially lethal risks of working as a C.I. are often incommensurate to the charges these young informants are facing, and how people across the country have reacted to her story.

    You can read Stillman's report, "The Throwaways," on the New Yorker's website and listen to this podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Have suggestions for our next MuckReads podcast? Tweet a link with the hashtag #MuckReads or email

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