Katharine Murphy is national affairs correspondent at The Age. She has been reporting on federal politics for more than a decade, starting at The Australian Financial Review, where she was Canberra chief of staff from 2001 to 2004, and moving to The Australian as a specialist writer from 2004 to 2006. She joined The Age in 2006. In 2008, she won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism.
Katharine Murphy Should we be surprised when it comes to media reform that most of the protagonists are working an angle?
Katharine Murphy Given how late the Gillard government has left its run on media reform, Conroy has little option now other than to crash or crash through.
Katharine Murphy Next week or not at all, says the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy of his media reform package.
Katharine Murphy Talk of the looming death of newspapers blurs the issue. What's really under threat in the shift from print to digital is a commercially sustainable 'objective' model for news.
Katharine Murphy With media proprietors tense and on the warpath, Cabinet must roll from the current carbon price controversy to the prickly subject of charting future media regulation over the next couple of weeks.
Katharine Murphy SLICK operation, the Rudd family.
Katharine Murphy Calls for regulation of the print media take too little account of the revolution in which journalists are now immersed.
Katharine Murphy If you want to consider Australia's 'Asian Century' conundrum in one case-study, look no further than the story of Huawei, the communications giant and China's largest privately owned company.