Why are we so vulnerable to bad information?
Identifying misinformation is difficult, but we can make it easier by being aware of our biases and wary of strong emotions, says University of Melbourne expert
Reporting COVID-19 research responsibly
A University of Melbourne expert says while science communication is now so vital, the media has a responsibility to explain that scientific research evolves.
What the media tells us about gender diversity at work
New University of Melbourne research looks at what Australian print media narratives do, don’t and should tell us about gender diversity in our workplaces.
No place for ‘good bloke’ excuse
Media coverage of domestic violence is important and must be responsible if it is to avoid fuelling or excusing violence say University of Melbourne experts
Defining the power of public interest journalism
A University of Melbourne expert says the recent police raids on Australian journalists highlight the modern importance of public interest journalism.
Why investigative journalism matters more than ever
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Walter Robinson from the Boston Globe discusses investigative reporting.
Race, sport and media: Questioning the status quo
University of Melbourne sociologist Professor Karen Farquharson researches race, ethnicity and racism in media and sport - and its impact in modern Australia.
Keeping tabs on the tech giants
As Australia's competition watchdog investigates tech giants like Google and Facebook, a University of Melbourne expert says the focus is more transparency.
Is there such a thing as a ‘private life’ if you’re in public office?
The recent cases of Barnaby Joyce and Brett Guerin show something about the concept of 'office' today is deeply amiss, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Dynamics of Scandal: On facilitating, denying and covering up institutional child sex abuse
Sociologist Prof Chris Greer explores the often murky agendas of organisations, media, and individuals in the facilitation, denial and cover-up of sexual abuse.