Tom Wolfe, journalist and author of Bonfire of the Vanities, dies aged 88

Tom Wolfe, journalist and author of Bonfire of the Vanities, dies aged 88

Updated May 16, 2018 06:44:05 Photo: Tom Wolfe’s trademark was the white suit, often accessorised with a white hat and two-tone shoes. (AP: Bebeto Matthews, File) Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, has died at the age of 88, his agent says. Key …

Danish inventor Peter Madsen appealing life sentence for murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Danish inventor Peter Madsen appealing life sentence for murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Posted May 08, 2018 05:07:40 Photo: No date has yet been set for Peter Madsen’s appeal. (Supplied: Storyful) Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen is appealing his life sentence for murdering and dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall. The Danish prosecutor’s office said in a tweet the appeal focused solely on the …

Dark Mofo 2018: Journalist Peter Greste to face off with former jihadist

Dark Mofo 2018: Journalist Peter Greste to face off with former jihadist

Posted May 04, 2018 17:59:47 Award winning Australian journalist Peter Greste will interview a former jihadist as part of midwinter festival Dark Mofo’s prelude weekend. Peter Greste is a foreign correspondent who was incarcerated on terrorism charges in Egypt in 2013 and spent 400 days in prison. As part of …

Australian journalist suggests ‘major backer’ promised to help win $344,000 case against Cambodian newspaper

Australian journalist suggests ‘major backer’ promised to help win $344,000 case against Cambodian newspaper

Posted May 02, 2018 18:20:07 An Australian who was awarded $344,000 for wrongful dismissal told the Cambodian newspaper he worked for that he had a “major backer” who would “help me win” the case, according to an email obtained by the ABC. Key points: Chris Dawe fired in 2015 for …

ABC journalist Richard Baines picks up Tasmania’s top media award for second year

ABC journalist Richard Baines picks up Tasmania’s top media award for second year

Posted April 27, 2018 22:02:12 Photo: Richard Baines was described as the “must watch” journalist in Tasmania. (ABC News: Tony King) The ABC’s Richard Baines has taken out Tasmania’s top journalism award for the second consecutive year. Baines was named Tasmania’s Journalist of the Year at the Media Entertainment and …

Danish inventor sentenced to life in prison for murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Danish inventor sentenced to life in prison for murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Updated April 25, 2018 21:19:34 Photo: Danish inventor Peter Madsen has admitted to dismembering Kim Wall on board his submarine. (Supplied: Storyful) Related Story: Dismembered and dumped at sea: What you need to know about the Kim Wall case Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison …

Journalist Cynthia Banham describes how she rebuilt her life after deadly plane crash

Journalist Cynthia Banham describes how she rebuilt her life after deadly plane crash

Updated April 17, 2018 18:38:38 Video: Cynthia Banham says she tried to get back what she loved about her life before the plane crash. (ABC News) “I live with it every day. It’s never going to go away.” Australian journalist Cynthia Banham is talking about the plane crash she survived …

Russian journalist Maxim Borodin dies after mysterious fall from fifth-floor balcony

Russian journalist Maxim Borodin dies after mysterious fall from fifth-floor balcony

Posted April 17, 2018 10:00:48 Photo: Russian investigative journalist Max Borodin died after falling from his fifth-floor flat. (Facebook: Max Borodin) Related Story: Vladimir Putin’s secret Russian army fighting in Syria Related Story: Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about …

Funeral Held For Journalist Shot During Protest at Gaza Border

The body of Yasser Murtaja, a Palestinian journalist who was fatally shot during protests at the Israeli border on Friday, was carried through the streets of Gaza City on Saturday, April 7, for his funeral. Ashraf Abu Amra, a freelance journalist who spoke to Reuters, said that he and Murtaja …

George Pell committal: ABC journalist accused of trying to ‘poison the public’s mind’ against him

George Pell committal: ABC journalist accused of trying to ‘poison the public’s mind’ against him

Posted March 27, 2018 16:52:23 Photo: Cardinal George Pell’s committal hearing is expected to conclude on Thursday. (AAP: Luis Ascui) ABC journalist Louise Milligan has flatly rejected an accusation she tried to “poison the public’s mind” against Cardinal George Pell as her credibility came under attack from his defence barrister …