Media Watch is Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.Conflicts of interest, bank back-flips, deceit, misrepresentation, manipulation, plagiarism, abuse of power, technical lies and straight out fraud: Media Watch has built an unrivaled record of exposing media shenanigans since it first went to air in 1989.The media provides the information we need to make decisions about our lives, but how reliable are the media reports that shape our views of the world?Media Watch turns the spotlight onto those who literally 'make the news': the reporters, editors, sub-editors, producers, camera operators, sound recordists and photographers who claim to deliver the world to our doorsteps, radios, computers and living rooms. We also keep an eye on those who try to manipulate the media: the PR consultants, spin-doctors, lobbyists and "news makers" who set the agenda.
Media Watch returns for a new season in 2020. In a special episode Denial and deflection, Paul Barry examines how News Corp's star commentators covered Australia's bushfire emergency.
Coronavirus fake news; Media trust; NW mag unchecked; Taylor whodunnit unsolved.
Paul Barry returns for a new season of Media Watch. The front runners for the ABC chair, who is most likely? Plus coal dust printed word for word in the Newcastle Herald.
Is there no end to Clive Palmer's media blitz? Plus a failure to disclose by Sunrise's David Koch.
No love for Married At First Sight as former cast members reveal the ugly reality behind the TV blockbuster. Plus boats, borders and truthful reporting.
The Daily Telegraph apologises for front page story on Today host Georgie Gardner. Plus the Herald Sun wins the right to reveal who is Lawyer X.
Journalists facing threats of jail over Pell headlines as the media debate his guilt. The Momo Challenge hoax, plus Ita Buttrose named Chair of the ABC.
Paul Barry presents a special on the Christchurch terror attack. How should the media deal with live-streamed terrorism? And will it change how social media platforms police hate speech?
Front-page scares and catchphrases: How did the media shape the election result? Duelling exclusives: A Nine exclusive that looks and sounds awfully similar to Seven’s.
Albo goes to bat against Labor's conservative foes; Alan Jones buries the hatchet with Clive Palmer and a big pay day for Geoffrey Rush.
Did the ABC get strong-armed by Adani? Julian Assange: hero of the free press or cyber terrorist? Plus a stem cell miracle cure that has the media in a spin.
A Media Watch feature report on police raids targeting News Corp and ABC journalists. Why aren't whistleblower laws working? And are national security laws being abused by the government to avoid media scrutiny?
Credlin and Adani; Sunday Night woes and Credit card munch.
Gleeson's Gold; Facebook defamation; Plastic bag panic; Bulger killer.
Game, set, match, Kyrgios; Media Raids update; Cash for case studies; Wawa revelation.
Four Corners' water splash; Paradise lost; Solar stunner; Housing affordable and Love Boat tour.
Moon landing hoax; Journalist Information Warrants; Pauline and Uluru; MasterChef scandal.
ABC blunders; Au revoir, press freedom; TV underbelly and interview interrupted.
Hong Kong chaos; TV news likes Facebook; plus US guns and games.
Buyer beware; Missing climate; Jones judgement; PR emergency
Guthrie gone; Interview emBRAgoed; 60 Minutes property; Media moguls
Climate coverage; religious freedom furphy; Goodbye Hendo
Wentworth washup; Wrong police car; Serial prankster; Saudi journalist murdered
Media terror; 'Fair dinkum' power; Geelong nudie run; Royals in Fiji
Missing Mark; True-blue ScoMo; Media freeze; Cancer confusion.
Chasing Renae; SA press freedom; Dirty tricks fallout; Roast Lamb
Milne v Guthrie; Lead poisoning panic; Mobile pedestrians; Banking media.