Joel Schalit / 01 Jan 2024

State of the Battleground

Making News in 2024

2023 was a hard year for news media. With Twitter's decline under Elon Musk and Facebook continuing to bury political posts, we all had to find audiences elsewhere.(...)
Henrietta Foster / 19 Jun 2023

Sex and the Gallery

Painted Love, Wedding Cake and Ugly Duchess

June is busting out all over, so love must be in the air. Or rather, it's a less romantic version - coupling, whether conscious or unconscious.(...)

Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 27 Mar 2023

Restoring Stalin

The House on the Embankment

Seventy years after his death, the rehabilitation of Joseph Stalin was unexpected. Yet however you analyse it, when a government spends decades glorifying a genocidal dictator and only later admits their crimes, we shouldn’t be surprised by a comeback.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 21 Dec 2022

Sonic Reporting

Everywhere But There, by Joel Schalit

Battleground editor Joel Schalit’s new album Everywhere But There forcefully demonstrates the need for a new kind of political reporting, one which presents the world as it actually is instead of distorting it in the pursuit of profit.(...)