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.
How to find the truth on Twitter
A University of Melbourne team has developed a way of assessing how likely it is that a tweet is a genuine witness account, or a piece of 'fake news'.
Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.
Trump: The new normal
Win or lose, Donald Trump isn't the end but the beginning of something where traditional paths of politics no longer matter and the media has to catch up.
The story behind every picture
A new book on the history of Australian press photography shows the value of knowing why and how a photograph was taken in the first place.
Shock of new media shakes policy landscape
Technology has given consumers access to an unprecedented amount of news and information, but sustaining quality remains the challenge for media companies.
Fear and insecurity are killing public debate
On both sides of parliament, populism now seems to trump vision or ideology. It's time for Australians to hold our government accountable.