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Sext files closed? Proposed decriminalising for ‘harmless’ texts

After a parliamentary inquiry, a committee has proposed descriminalising sexting in Victoria. Young people caught on the Sex Offenders Register could now be delisted.

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2012 Crikeys: the best and worst journalism this year

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Crikey hands out awards for the best and worst journalism in a year which brought us various media reviews, the usual fare from The Australian … and a very high-profile prank call.

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Attorneys-General looking for ideas to thwart social media

Criminal trials and social media are not a good mix, but can lawmakers do anything about it? Attorney’s General will meet on Friday to discuss it.

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Andrew Holden crashes talking up The Age

Things didn’t exactly go peachy for The Age’s new editor-in-chief Andrew Holden, who gave an embarrassing interview on the Jon Faine program on ABC Melbourne yesterday morning.

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‘Churnalism sweatshop’: ABC News journos fear review

The ABC is considering a radical shake-up of its news and current affairs departments, along the lines of a largely untested British model which has been described as a “churnalism sweatshop”.

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Ricketson to media: you’ve had your chance on self-regulation

One of the authors of the independent Finkelstein media inquiry says the Convergence Review’s method of regulating the media won’t work because non-compliant media companies can’t be forced to join self-regulatory bodies.

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Idiot’s Guide to the Convergence Review: that’s a wrap

A week after the release of the Convergence Review, its principal author, Glen Boreham launched into an opinion piece.

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Idiot’s Guide to the Convergence Review: content competition

When it comes to convergence, it’s clear that content is king.

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News Ltd restructure … in seven-day newsroom, the world is their roster

Some of the first journalists affected by News Limited’s national newspaper restructure say they feel “like mushrooms” because they have not been told how the changes will affect them.

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Ex-Victorian premier: FOI ‘has been allowed to wilt’

Former Victorian premier John Cain has condemned “political apparatchiks” for “trashing” freedom of information laws, one of the major reforms of his term in office.

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Artz case: senior police at odds over evidence

A discrepancy between two senior police officers has emerged on the fourth day of the committal hearing of the former police officer accused of leaking information about a terror raid to The Australian.

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Hywood’s comments at MWF offer insight into Fairfax thinking

“If you are dissatisfied with the media you are fundamentally saying you are dissatisfied with yourself,” said CEO of Fairfax Greg Hywood at the Melbourne Writers Festival on the weekend. It was a telling moment.

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What happens when you extend the idea of public interest to privacy?

There’s an inevitability about the renewed debate over privacy laws. The Australian media is ready for the fight, with complex questions over how any framework would operate.

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The difference between need for News inquiries in UK v Oz

There are inconsistencies in the many and varied calls for inquiries into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

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Suppression-happy SA leaves naming of charged MP to social media

Can you guess the name of the South Australian MP who can’t be named on alleged child pornography charges?

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Advice to Mick Molloy: fake your apology better next time

Mick Molloy and Network Ten have lost their defamation battle against Adelaide identity Nicole Cornes in a ruling that could have far ranging implications for free speech.

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Mitchell and The Oz (part II): ‘it’s now war’ with the government

Several people close to The Australian say the paper is looking strident on many fronts. And as government tensions escalate one declares “it’s now war”. Crikey continues its profile of the national broadsheet under editor Chris Mitchell.

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Mitchell’s ‘magnificent obsession’: the man behind The Oz

As editor-in-chief since 2003, Chris Mitchell has used The Australian like a weapon to fight what often appears to be personal battles on a great many fronts.

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Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

There is speculation inside the corridors of Victoria’s largest power generator that it could be forced to a sale as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan.

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Baffling logic in ACMA clearing Seven over Campbell outing

ACMA has applied some baffling logic in its decision to exonerate Seven over the outing of the former NSW Transport Minister David Campbell.

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iPhones in hand, they rushed to the scene of Yasi devastation

TV coverage of cyclone Yasi became the Race for Tully this morning as it slowly dawned on waking Queensland and Australia that the community was one of the worst hit overnight. The ABC was left on the starting block.

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2010 in the media: leaks, iPads and the NBN

This year was the year of the iPad. It’s hard to believe that Steve Jobs revealed it to the world just 11 months ago and that 7 million have been sold. But it wasn’t the only media blockbuster of the year…

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Herald Sun’s golliwog doll cue: credibility has run its race

Did anyone at the Herald Sun stop and think last night before putting a golliwog doll next to Oprah Winfrey on the front page of today’s paper?

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Posetti receives letter of demand from Chris Mitchell, and a special invitation

The editor in Chief of The Australian newspaper, Chris Mitchell, has sent a letter of demand to journalism academic, Julie Posetti, confirming he will pursue her for defamation over a series of tweets .

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The Oz v Twitter: tape recording soon to surface

The accuracy of a series of tweets at the centre of a landmark defamation case is about to be proved or disproved, thanks to the release of a tape recording of the conference where the alleged defamation occurred.

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