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Articles by Jane Nethercote

James “independent media” Murdoch

James Murdoch this week launched an attack on the BBC, announcing that it’s essential for the “future of independent digital journalism that a fair price can be charged for news to people who value it”. So, no free news allowed.

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Crikey wrap: Yahoo + Microsoft = Google killer?

Yahoo has 20% of the search engine market, Microsoft 8% and Google 65%. So it was perhaps a no-brainer that Microsoft and Yahoo would eventually hook up to defeat their common enemy. Here’s what pundits are saying about the deal.

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The Root | UNCATEGORIZED|

Obama finally sounds like a black man

President Obama was right to wade into this racially charged Cambridge police imbroglio and help shape the national discourse about what some people would like to believe is simply an overblown case of mistaken identity, clashing egos and political opportunism, says Marjorie Valbrun.

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Harry Potter film #357: what critics are saying

Nourish your inner child — well more like your inner gawky, slow-blossoming teen — with Crikey’s gratuitous look at what critics make of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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The Obama perve that wasn’t

In a photo that made its way around the world, Obama appears to check out a woman with a lovely behind at the G8. It wasn’t really a true moment (as video later showed) but that didn’t stop news outlets.

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Boston Globe | FOOD & TRAVEL|

Restaurants discover how tweet it is

From posting daily specials to responding to guests’ tweet requests on the menu for that night, Twitter is letting restaurants lure customers.

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Crikey Blogs | SPORT|

AFL coaches 2010

More AFL clubs might change coaches from the start of the ‘09 season to the start of the ‘10 season than we have seen in ages. Scott Shepherd looks at who might be coaching where.

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Michael Jackson’s death: a media timeline

Michael Jackson’s death — how the media reports of his death unfolded on Friday morning.

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Daily Mail | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

The Great Train Robber goes home

Ronnie Biggs will leave prison next month and spend his final years as a free man in a brand new nursing home funded by the taxpayer. That’s 20 years early.

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The Courier-Mail | UNCATEGORIZED|

Twitter’s glass ceiling

A Harvard Business School study found that although men and women follow a similar tally of tweeters, men have 15% more followers than women. Typical, writes Jennifer Dudley.

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Crikey | DAILY MAIL|

Swine Flu diaries, props in parliament, Wankley winner, Guy Rundle’s school days

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Ad Freak | ADVERTISING|

Ad: There’s a little gay in everyone

Ad agency TBWA Zurich takes a literal approach to selling EuroPride 2009 festival, taking place next month.

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The Daily Telegraph | UNCATEGORIZED|

Did Turnbull’s press sec assault a reporter?

Malcolm Turnbull’s senior adviser has been accused of getting physical with and swearing at a senior Ten journalist.

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Obama judges Sonia supreme

Who is Sonia Sotomayor? And why did President Obama pick her to replace David Souter on the US Supreme Court bench?

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A week in the life of California, troubled state

Excess might be what Californians do best but it’s coming back to bite them right about … now.

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Gawker | COMPANIES|

Craigslist defends its hookers in trademark style

Law-enforcement officials have been slamming Craigslist’s prostitute ads for years. But CEO Jim Buckmaster hasn’t taken things lying down.

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Rumsfeld’s Iraq “crusade” revealed

For the first time, GQ has revealed the top secret briefings issued by US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon not long after the Iraq invasion. Tacky is a kind interpretation; dangerous is another.

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The Times (UK) | EUROPE|

Eight weasel ways politicians avoid saying sorry

In years to come, psychologists will be writing doctoral theses on the responses by British MPs to the charges of dishonesty in the great allowances scandal of 2009.

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The Guardian | UNCATEGORIZED|

Weekend reading: catch up on Britain’s MP expenses saga

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

UK expenses scandal: scalps taken on both side of house

Gordon Brown and David Cameron were tonight battling to salvage the reputation of parliament after the MPs’ expenses scandal claimed the first scalps from both major parties.

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Slate | SPORT|

Do jockeys matter in horse races?

A question you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

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New York Times | ECONOMY|

Paul Krugman: bank stress tests over but the stress isn’t

I won’t weigh in on the debate over the quality of the stress tests themselves, except to repeat what many observers have noted: a rigorous audit it wasn’t, writes Paul Krugman.

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The Times Literary Supplement | UNCATEGORIZED|

Shock, horror: great artist was “rampant egotist”

JMW Turner is known for his pleasing landscape paintings, but he had a less watercolour, competitive side that a forthcoming exhibition at Tate Britain will explore.

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Intellectual Conservative | UNITED STATES|

100 days of Obama in poetry

Aaron Goldstein enters the competition for most original take on Obama’s 100 days. Includes a poem called All Barack & No Bite

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New York Times | THE WORLD|

Pandemic panic: should doctors sound the alarm?

Health officials dealing with swine flu are in a “damned if they do, damned if they don’t” situation.

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