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Published 15 Mar 2013



  • New to Larrikin? Start here.

    The Larrikin Post is a small, dedicated team consisting of at least one publisher (myself), one editor (Rupert Parry), and a shifting base of contributors from all over Australia and the world, and we want to use journalism in a brand new way. Learn what we're all about. Read.

  • About the new website

    If you're a new visitor to the Larrikin Post, welcome. If you're a returning reader, you might notice some changes around here, welcome back. We've overhauled our website and changed the way we run the place, and we're excited about the year to come. Read on to find out what's new. Read.


    The New Media

    Investigative journalism will become extinct due to lack of resources. News websites will be a blackout of paywalls and 'premium' content. A new generation is too busy reading Reddit to check print newspapers. Such is the general sentiment of the media in an internet age, but is it accurate? To celebrate its brand new format, the Larrikin Post probes the issue of publishing in the digital era: welcome to the conversation.

  • On The Fairfax Aftermath

    The fracas at Fairfax in Australia with the announcement of swingeing redundancies in its newspaper workforce is symptomatic of the revolution that is sweeping through the media. It is not simply a digital revolution. Read.

  • Standoff: Copyright vs. Freedom of the Press

    Are the two really in competition? In the light of Stephen Conroy's failed media reforms, Fiona Phillips, Director of the Australian Copyright Council, enlightens us on the modern tension between these two ideas. Read.

  • The Death of the Printed Novel

    "You’re standing in your local bookshop quietly perusing some favourite shelves..." There's a certain joy to thumbing through a paperback which can't be found on an iPad. We should enjoy the past while it's still in the present. Read.

  • Newspapers Aren't Doomed & You're Reading More

    According to the press, the media industry is basically screwed, and resource intensive activities like investigative journalism will go first. Rupert (Parry not Murdoch) weighs up the downsides of internet news with the positives, and concludes there's more to this debate than meets the eye. Read.

  • Who Owns Your Social Media Posts?

    Have you ever read Facebook's terms and conditions? Neither have I. Ian McDonald, prominent Sydney lawyer, examines some of social media's most ignored fine print, in an effort to clear up the conversation about where we stand with our digital content. Read.

  • The Future of The Media

    Can publishers fix their financial woes by switching their print products for digital counterparts? Not likely. Consumer habits are changing at a broader, sociological level, not just a technological one, argues Oliver Freeman. Read.

  • Copyright, Left & Centre

    The introduction of the idea that the rights in works of art of all descriptions – books, plays, music, paintings, drawings, photographs, film and all - are owned or at least ownable by individuals or entities, is quite new. Oliver Freeman explores the issue of copyright in an internet age, and whether we can balance income with access. Read.

  • The Future of Journalism

    Taking a futurist's perspective, Ross Dawson is optimistic about journalism's next few decades. There is still much to be valued in regards to journalism, and it has so much to offer, that financing it should never be an issue. Read.

  • What The Media Shift Means For Writers

    In light of the current hysteria surrounding the future of publishing, Maxim Skilbeck-Porter wonders how this may be affecting not just current writers, but the future of writing itself. Read.



  • The Cruise

    Oskar Johanson's first fiction submission to The Larrikin Post, this is a short story about architecture. A man armed only with a cocktail is stranded on a cruise. His company: the Fourteen Agonies of Zoning Law. Read.

  • Snakes & Ladders

    "Mr. Begbie locked his car. Checked that it was locked. And locked it again." In the very first Larrikin Post fiction submission, Tom Richards writes of a fire department chief who witnesses his team turn against him after an untimely death. Read.

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