Dr Martin Hirst

Dr Martin Hirst is a veteran journalist, writer and independent scholar. In a career spanning 40 years in the media, Martin has written millions of words in news stories, magazine features, radio documentaries, academic articles, blogs and books. His most recent book, Navigating Social Journalism, was published by Routledge, New York, in October 2018.

Dr Martin Hirst is a veteran journalist, writer and independent scholar. In a career spanning 40 years in the media, Martin has written millions of words in news stories, magazine features, radio documentaries, academic articles, blogs and books. His most recent book, Navigating Social Journalism, was published by Routledge, New York, in October 2018.


How to sell a television documentary: Al Jazeera, One Nation and media ethics

Is this clickbait television? Does the headline allegation that One Nation went to the United States to lobby for a...

Gross Negligence: Walker throws the book at NSW, Feds over Murray Darling

The Commissioner’s report paints a damning picture of how, for years, successive governments and administrators failed to take notice of...

Kremlin critic Browder: dangerous to deport Australian-based whistleblower

Australia’s tough border security and asylum-seeker regime is again under global scrutiny this week as a British whistleblower and his...

Hinch Justice Party scores on preference swaps

LATEST ....(bringing you the low down on preference swaps):The Derryn Hinch Justice Party is on track to win up to...

Druery’s ‘preference cabal’ will see micros do well in Victoria

It seems Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party could be the main beneficiary of the “preference whisperer” Glenn Druery’s lucrative work on the...

Victorian election candidates: anti-muslim rants, date rape rapping but hey — who cares?

With only a week to go till polling day on Saturday 24 November, interest in the Victorian state election seems...

Who’s got the energy mix to win the Victorian state election?

As the Victorian election looms, energy prices are a critical issue for voters. The Liberals espouse scrapping the renewable energy...

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