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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Committee recommends data retention, with some half-baked protections

A key committee has waved through the biggest mass surveillance scheme in Australia history.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Foxed out: Sky News takeover could take a sharp turn to the Right

News Corp’s heavy-handed play for Australian News Channel may turn Sky into our very own Fox News.

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SALLY WHYTE | MEDIA |

Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on that defamation suit

Crikey speaks to Stephen Mayne, on defamation, losing his house and having a generous corrections policy.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a one-show night

My Kitchen Rules again monstered the rest of the line ups on other nights (with 2.127 million national viewers and almost 1.5 million metro), leaving Seven with another big win. Ten had another solid night (especially compared to its abject slide a year ago). The ABC’s much trumpeted drama, Hiding, managed 327,000 metro viewers  (520,000 […]

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Media briefs: another bite … going Greek … clean sweep …

Will News Corp try and bid for the New York Daily News? And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media Watch watch: should targets get the right of reply?

The ABC’s flagship media show has changed in recent years, to become less commentary and more journalistic in tone. And a former executive producer says that’s down to a certain blue heeler …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 6

‘Indigenous news doesn’t rate’: NITV News axed

SBS is scrapping its half-hour nightly indigenous news program, with an “undisclosed current affairs program” to go in its stead.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Thanks but no thanks: no ongoing work for Hun cadets

Cadetships used to be a way for journalism graduates to get a foot in the door of the competitive media industry. But, this year, the Herald Sun has offered ongoing work to just one of its five cadets.

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CRIKEY INTERN | MEDIA | 1

What happens to your Facebook account when you die?

Facebook and other social media sites have introduced the concept of a “digital heir”, who will be able to access your photos, statuses and friends after you have died. Crikey intern Abbey Casey reports.

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MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: critiquing Media Watch … Stokes wins over tax office … Morrison opens up …

Does Media Watch have a responsibility to contact everyone host Paul Barry mentions on the program? And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC news outrates Seven news

Another night dominated by My Kitchen Rules — end of story. Boring, I know, but Seven’s juggernaut continues to devour its opposition with 2.1 million national viewers last night. But Seven’s highly promoted How To Get Away With Murder continues to sink as Australian TV viewers give another solid US import the big thumbs down. How To […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1

Live-blog: SBS and ABC directors face Senate Estimates

It’s the first Senate Estimates session of 2015, and the Senate’s Environment and Communications Committee, chaired by the Liberal party’s Anne Rushton, is ready to grill the managing directors

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Crikey 15 | Digital disruptions: Morry Schwartz

Property developer and publisher Morry Schwartz is the owner of three of Australia’s most influential print publications — Quarterly Essay, The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. But he tells Crikey even he is abandoning print.

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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Random House apologises … pricing The Economist … how to lose a front page story …

It only took hours for a front-page story in the Australian Financial Review to come crashing to the ground. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins again

It was baaaackkk … My Kitchen Rules, that is, was back in the Seven line up last night. As a result ratings for Nine’s The Block (1.153 million national viewers) and Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (824,000 national viewers) returned to their disappointingly low levels after their holiday boosts on Sunday […]

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SIMON CHAPMAN | MEDIA | 34

Chapman: sorry, Gerard, I actually am an authority on health

University of Sydney Professor of Public Health Simon Chapman hits back at his fans in The Australian.

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MEL CAMPBELL | MEDIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Bikes, tattoos, puppies and urinals: on peak Guardian

Can you walk your bike up a hill? Are beards over? Are we too dismissive of the rights of the differently abled? It’s time to delve into the world of peak Guardian.

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MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Abbott loses The Oz? … mix-ups at The Age … Murdoch’s Prince …

Which News Corp columnists are bagging Abbott, and which ones are holding firm? And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven cuts Nine and Ten a break

Seven rested My Kitchen Rules last night (and again next Sunday night, according to the early guides) and the mice played, with The Block and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, plus Shark Tank all doing better than on previous Sunday nights. The Block had 1.582 million national viewers without MKR presence; Celebrity’s eviction part of […]

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Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Fairfax will be spruiking Domain in an investor briefing next month — and all anyone will want to know is how it plans to take on market leader REA. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

MMP, union at loggerheads as management claims readers don’t want news

The Weekly Review will better serve local communities by ditching the news content to focus on lifestyle, MMP content director Emily Rayner says.

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Media briefs: no apology but here’s a loan … republishing press releases … Dateline scores …

Darren Goodsir refuses to apologise to the Oz. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a weak night for everything but MKR

Monster Kitchen Rules won it for Seven with more than 2 million national viewers and over 1.3 million metro viewers. And that was the night. Fans of Katherine Heigl (not me!) didn’t show up to support the debut episode of State of Affairs on Seven last night. It had 932,000 national viewers, which is just […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 17 UNLOCK?

Press Council slams the Oz, but Mitchell’s having none of it

The ongoing war between the national broadsheet and the press council heats up — not that The Oz’s editor-in-chief is worried.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Ghosts of 2011 come back to haunt Kerry Stokes

There is an echo of the 2011 Seven West deal that is slowly emerging to haunt Seven and Stokes.

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