State politics rivals Canberra for page-one headlines

State politics rivals Canberra for page-one headlines

A year of COVID-induced border shutdowns has seen state politics rival Canberra for space on newspaper front pages. Streem has published its annual list of journalists at major newsrooms with the most page-one bylines in print, and ‘lead position’ bylines online. The list is traditionally dominated by federal politics reporters, and while they also featured heavily […]

Media’s obsession with Donald Trump reaches fever pitch

Media's obsession with Donald Trump reaches fever pitch

Former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt once wrote that we no longer live in democracies but “media democracies”, where politicians battle for attention in a news cycle predisposed to the negative and superficial. There has perhaps been no better exemplar of that theory than Donald Trump, the reality TV star turned president who has commanded unprecedented […]

Queensland election coverage highlights differing party strategies

![Qld political leaders](/uploads/qld-election.png) If there’s one thing Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has been reluctant to discuss during the state’s election campaign it’s been borders.  Analysis by Streem of campaign media coverage lays bare the conflicting strategies of the major parties as the incumbent Labor government has sought to ensure a pandemic-focused election, while the […]