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Barrett Brown: five years ‘to investigate the prison-industrial complex’

Journalist Barrett Brown, who first exposed the sinister links between the cybersecurity industry and the US government, has been sentenced to five years’ jail.

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In the shadow of redundancies, ABC staff set to work for a new year

Redundancy pools are painful but necessary, says the ABC’s head of people, arguing there was no other way to fairly terminate staff as the ABC ramps up for 2015.

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AGD fails to do its mass surveillance homework

The bureaucrats behind the long-running push for mass surveillance have laid bare their reasoning for data retention. Too bad they didn’t do their homework.

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National Indigenous Times may yet get a lifeline

The NIT was put into administration a fortnight ago. But its administrator is hopeful of a recovery and plans to release the first issue of 2015 early next week.

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Media briefs: Newman sues … Zanny on top … Rundle on The Sun

We’ll be hearing a lot more about Alan Jones’ dealings with Campbell Newman. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the sportsfest continues

Disappointment at the tennis, joy at soccer’s Asian Cup with two goals by the 2015 sportsman of the year, Tim Cahill. It will be a huge game in Newcastle next week for the semi final against either Japan or the UAE who play their quarter final tonight. The game was watched by a total of […]

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HELEN RAZER | MEDIA | 31 UNLOCK?

Razer’s Class Warfare: tits on page 3 are not oppressing you

The “media effect” is nonsense, and page 3 girls with their baps out are not turning working-class men in Bristol into slavering rapists.

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Media briefs: don’t trust Newman … page 3 returns? … Apocalypse Slough …

The Sun is making its nubile young ladies cover up! Or is it…? Plus more media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: tennis wins out over cricket

Tennis did the job again for Seven last night, although for a third night it was on the nose in Brisbane, where viewers seem to be very unenthused about the Open and the success of the Australian players. Still that’s Queensland and viewers up there have had to battle daylight saving, fading curtains and anxious […]

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Razer: Triple J’s biggest success is its ongoing failure

The true value of the imperfect, sometimes-amateurish Triple J is that it provides young Australians with a platform from which to critique confusing orthodoxies in the culture industry.

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iSentia index: Queensland, Manus Island and #Tay4Hottest100

It’s been a rough week for Labor’s campaign in Queensland, with leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s media profile shrinking compared to last week.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: tennis, tennis and more tennis

Don’t you reckon the folk at the top of struggling (well, as far as the the share price is concerned) Seven West Media wish they could bottle Lleyton Hewitt’s efforts in the Australian Open men’s tennis, so that when ratings dip later in the year across the schedule, the spirit of the lad could be […]

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Media briefs: gusts of nonsense … chequebook journalism …

The Oz takes the Government’s lead on wind-turbine syndrome. And other media tidbits of the day.

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ABC TV director slams Oz’s ‘error-filled’, ‘pro-Ten’ report

A report in The Australian claiming the ABC had a bad year for ratings has been swiftly denounced by ABC management this morning. They have their own figures to prove their case.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Essential: Voters split on Iraq, ABC most trusted institution

Voters oppose an increase in Australia’s role in Iraq, and the ABC is the country’s most trusted institution, Essential Report shows.

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Newman’s worst nightmare? How Alan Jones will impact Queensland’s election

Is Jones the king-maker, or does he just pick his fights well? Radio insiders muse on whether Queensland Premier has to worry about his latest enemy.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven loses viewers to its digital channels

Lots of tennis on Seven’s main channel and on 7TWO as the network doubles its coverage by broadcasting more games — especially, as we saw yesterday — matches featuring Australians in the first round and some highly seeded players going up against lesser ranked players. This is a very interesting test of viewer reaction (and awareness, especially) by Seven […]

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Media briefs: NIT for sale … most expensive tell-all interviews … hate poetry …

Want to buy Australia’s most awarded Indigenous publication? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: nothing but the cricket

The One Day International cricket match between Australia and India from the MCG dominated viewing yesterday afternoon and last night. The second session (at night, when Australia batted) had 2.228 million viewers across the country — more than three times the size of the audiences some of the Big Bash games on Ten have been grabbing. There were […]

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Another conservative host at Aunty: Switzer’s new show unveiled

The conservative journalist’s new show will air at 7.30pm Thursdays on ABC’s Radio National, starting from January 29.

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A politically motivated campaign against Gillian Triggs?

Is The Australian out to get the Human Rights Commission’s president because she’s about to embarrass the government? The Oz ‘s editor doesn’t think so, report Mahalia Dobson and Myriam Robin.

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What do shareholders know about Fairfax’s property dealings?

It took Anthony Catalano just five years to make $25 million out of Fairfax. But shareholders haven’t been given the full details, writes Stephen Mayne.

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Media briefs: Hey Presto … mixed metaphors … scantily clad tradies …

Will this tsunami wreck your curveball? And other mixed metaphors, sorry, media tidbits of the day.

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Slippery slope: former SBS stars slam ad-averaging proposal

The government’s proposal to allow SBS to average out the number of ads it shows per hour could save the multicultural broadcaster from budget cuts. But its former stars tell Crikey it’s just not worth it.

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HELEN RAZER | MEDIA | 9 UNLOCK?

G-strings and racists — how cost-cutting cheapens our papers

It’s not that traditional media have grown more racist or sexist, it’s just all they can afford to print.

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