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Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp reach legal agreement

Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp have reached a legal agreement that prevents Crikey from hosting or further distributing the News Corporation Australia Weekly Operating Statement for the week ended 30 June 2013.

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PADDY MANNING | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Now we know News’ losses — how do they compare with Fairfax’s?

Fairfax has always been more transparent about reporting its profits and losses on a granular level. Now we finally have the same information for News Corp. And guess which company comes out on top …

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Crikey’s intrepid reporter meets the News Corp CEO

Julian Clarke had “a very interesting day” yesterday — and today was gracious enough to speak to a Crikey reporter without throwing anything.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 8

Promoting the grisly terrorism theatre of IS

The grisly murder of James Foley is the continuation of a well-established Islamic extremist tradition of media manipulation. And it works.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 8 UNLOCK?

News Corp sends in the lawyers as its CEO tells his staff there’s nothing to see here

News Corp has warned rival media outlets against reporting on the News Corp financial documents leaked by Crikey yesterday.

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Media briefs: Kate’s prophesy … fashion victims … Economist cures haemorrhoids …

Kate McClymont did say this would happen. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC’s comedy lineup fails to keep viewers

Seven’s night in metro and regional markets overall and in the main channels in the metros. It was yet another night where the offerings underwhelmed the audience. Ten was third in the metros, but sank to fourth in the regions. In fact’s Ten’s main channel share (where most viewing takes place) fell from a sort […]

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DAVID SALTER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Recycled rhetoric: Mark Scott echoes the ghosts of ABC’s past

You know what they say: The more things change, the more the ABC commits to dodgy, recycled restructures doomed to failure.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

News Corp’s rivers of gold drying up

Once upon a time newspapers could almost print money off the back of classified advertising. But although classies still accounted for a large slice of News Corp’s revenue in 2012-13, the rivers of gold are much shallower than they used to be.

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SBS channels Frontline, pokes ’50 psycho wogs’ for a laugh

Last week’s episode of Insight made a show of trying to understand the Islamic State and its Australian supporters. But all it really did, courtesy of some strategic edits, was stoke the flames of Islamophobia.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a surprising viewer boost for Seven

Nine’s night in the  metros and regionals. It was a less than enthusing night, except for the solid debut of The War That Changed Us on ABC at 8.30pm with 734,000 national/ 505,000 metro/ 229,000 regional viewers. It demanded more. A fine production with good storytelling, using the soldier’s words from diaries and letters. I hope […]

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Media briefs: News v Palmer (again) … Lambo … ACMA rules against Laws

The Oz and Clive Palmer battle continues. And other media tidbits of the day.

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iSentia Index: offhand comments dog the big men of parliament

Another shocker of a week for the federal and NSW state governments, with ill-thought-out statements and ICAC raising the ire of the public.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Get a warrant: why more oversight is central to national security reform

A proposal to require more external oversight of intelligence agencies as their powers are extended goes to the heart of the debate about more anti-terrorism laws.

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One year on, Eureka Report was no golden goose for News Corp

News Corp paid a cool $30 million for Alan Kohler’s business websites in 2012. But with Business Spectator and Eureka Report costing money, did News overpay?

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

A sea of red: News Corp advertising fell $320 million in 2012-13

From sex to banking, computers to communications, almost every single industry reduced its ad spend with News Corp in 2012-13, secret documents reveal.

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How The Australian was protected from the cuts

Secret documents reveal News Corp is bleeding money, with The Australian in the worst shape. But Rupert’s favourite plaything seems to have been inoculated against the staff and budget cuts that hit the company’s other assets. Paddy Manning and Myriam Robin report.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

News Corp cut one in eight newspaper jobs in 2012-13

While Fairfax has been slammed for its vast number of journalist redundancies, News Corp has kept the scale of its bloodletting under wraps. But Crikey can exclusively reveal the extent of the cuts is just as severe as at Fairfax.

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Exclusive docs show News’ Australian papers dragging down the empire

Leaked documents show a forest of brackets in News Corp’s Australian newspapers, with The Australian particularly in the red. How long can the house that Rupert built sustain such body blows?

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Tim Blair journeys to western Sydney, finds Muslims, freaks out

Remember “fair go for the west”? It’s all very well and good in theory, but when Tele columnist Tim Blair makes a sojourn (to his own city) he brings his Islamophobia with him, writes Overland editor Jeff Sparrow

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Star Observer turns to crowdfunding as legal costs threaten its future

A series of legal settlements and threats have pushed Australia’s oldest gay newspaper to the brink.

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Media briefs: Palmer’s papers … anonymous sources … damn those bookies …

It’s not the first time Palmer’s spoken of starting a newspaper. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Palmer boosts ratings for Q&A

Nine’s night overwhelmingly in the metros. The Block Glasshouse was tops in metros and nationally, and second behind The X Factor in the regions — which didn’t do well in the metros. The Block had 1.850 million national/ 1.280 million metro/ 570,000 regional viewers while The X Factor’s results episode had 1.653 million national/ 1.077 million metro/ […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Then and now: The Australian’s changing tune on the Press Council

The Australian could never really be described as a fan of the Australian Press Council. But it has, in the past, been far more complimentary.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a slow slide in ratings for new reality shows

Nine’s night in the metro markets but Seven’s in the regions, where its slate of programs (especially The X Factor, the news and Sunday Night) proved a touch more popular than in the big cities. For Ten, it was back to the bad old days with its main channel share in metro markets falling to just 8.9% […]

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