The last few years have highlighted the lack of diversity in reputable media around the world. In Australia, the effective duopoly in print and the scarce online offerings further limit the range of opinions and viewpoints available. Strong arguments have been made about this lack of variety threatening democracy and polarising the consumers. Much has been made of the shrinking of trust in the fourth estate, creating a space to be exploited by ’fake news’ and those in power with a vested interest, in reducing the rigorous analysis and commentary that holds them to account.
For over 18 years Crikey has been an iconoclastic and independent voice in that media landscape, providing a necessary corrective to the shrinking and partisan coverage of daily events. Crikey’s business model has always been subscriber driven and the reduced reliance on other income, be it commercial or support from a particular media mogul, provides Crikey with strong foundation as an independent media voice.
Crikey constantly evolves with the support of its readers, and over the last year we’ve strengthened our editorial team with the introduction of new voices that complement the existing strengths of our experienced writers. This support has also allowed us to expand Crikey’s editorial offerings with Side View, a new weekly newsletter by our political editor Bernard Keane, and our new ongoing series on the art of the political interview.
Whether we’re writing about media, politics or business, we always look for the hidden angle, the one that catches a glimpse behind the wizard’s curtain. We don’t merely want to know what’s happening, or even just why it’s happening. We want to know who made it happen. What internal machinations and deal-making led us to this point?
The drive to reveal the puppet masters of Australian public life is something we bring to every Crikey story and project, such as our upcoming investigative feature series Prying Eyes.
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