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Obamarama in Oz media. Today’s media have gone into collective overdrive with the arrival yesterday of American President Barack Obama. Crikey’s Amber Jamieson has a great wrap of what was said in the nation’s papers this morning. Here’s a collection of the front pages:

Meanwhile, there are some weird — and just down-right-wacky — stories doing the rounds this morning. The NT News has your very own cut-out-and-keep Obama-wrestling-a-crocodile newspaper hat:

And, ahead of Obama’s visit to Darwin, the NT News also has an accomplished list of famous visits to the Top End:

The Herald Sun has a report on what food was eaten by the president last night:

And The Courier-Mail commented on the quick-fire wardrobe change of Governor-General Quentin Bryce:

Nine News Perth gives 110%. A poll broadcast on Nine News in Perth last night doesn’t quite add up (via Reddit) …

Front page of the day. While Australia basks in the glow of Obama’s presidential visit, Europe — particularly Britain — remain despondent over that region’s future economic outlook:

The Department of Corrections. The Philippine Daily Inquirer corrected the record yesterday after incorrectly naming the mother of the planet’s 7 billionth born baby, a mistake that was repeated around the globe:

Inquiry told hacking of Dowler’s phone ‘despicable’

Milly Dowler’s mother reacted with “euphoria” when she found that messages on her daughter’s phone had been deleted, the Leveson inquiry into press standards heard.” — The Guardian

Brant’s SP Newsprint Files for bankruptcy

SP Newsprint, one of the country’s biggest newsprint makers, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware. In a court filing, the company, which is based in Greenwich, said that it had $100 million to $500 million in assets and the same amount in liabilities. — New York Times

Los Angeles Dodgers sue Fox over media rights

The Los Angeles Dodgers sued Fox Sports in bankruptcy court Wednesday for allegedly interfering with the team’s bid to sell its valuable broadcast rights. ” — Wall Street Journal

Revealed: the new Encore magazine

Mumbrella’s sister title Encore magazine has today relaunched with a new focus that moves it firmly into the media and agency world.” — mUmBRELLA

Was the AP wrong to reprimand reporters for tweeting first?

An upper-level employee at the Associated Press allegedly sent an email Wednesday reprimanding reporters (and their managers) for breaking news on Twitter before it hit the wire. Journalists arrested at Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park Tuesday shared news of their arrests on Twitter before the AP published it.” — Mashable

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    Doug
    Posted Thursday, 17 November 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    How could you miss out the Canberra Times? We see what Adelaide thinks… and Geelong… but not the Capital ? Where Obama has actually been visiting - what is it with Media Briefs that it seems to have a particular snit about the CT ?

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