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The Twitter anonymity guide for whistleblowers, activists and ABCNewsintern

Leslie Nassar, Crikey’s Department of Australia and formerly Fake Stephen Conroy on Twitter, explains how to keep your anonymous account secret.

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Crikey founder runs for Fairfax board

For shareholder activists, it’s not always easy to get your reasons for bidding communicated to shareholders. Stephen Mayne, a veteran of unsolicited board tilts, says he’s been pleasantly surprised by Fairfax’s approach.

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Some propaganda with your morning paper? Why Fairfax is spruiking for Putin

It’s easier than you think to get published in the world’s best newspapers, as the efforts of Russia Beyond The Headlines show. Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer report.

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Media briefs: Figments of Devine’s imagination … Stanley cops it … Mission accomplished …

It took a while, but Wendy Bacon has hit back at that Miranda Devine article. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a race to the bottom for reality TV

Once again we saw the metro/regional split emerge, though Seven was much closer in the metros last night, despite the prominence of the The Block Glasshouse. Seven clearly won the regions, while in the metros, Seven won overall, but lost the main channels by 0.2%. The Block Glasshouse had 1.794 million national/ 1.167 million metro/ […]

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ABC board member breaks silence on ABC cuts

A member of the ABC board has ended that body’s silence by publicly defending the role of the ABC in the Fairfax press this morning.

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Committee recommends (marginally) reining in new security laws — but media still face jail

A parliamentary committee has signed off on the first set of national security reforms, but wants some tightening on controversial proposals.

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Turn off Ten: even MasterChef can’t save falling ad revenue

The election a year ago means most sectors saw a year-on-year decline in ad spending. But things are worse at Ten, and even worse for some newspaper groups.

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Bureau of Regret: the streets are paved with iPhones

Reading comprehension and numeracy went by the wayside as public figures got excited about the new iPhone.

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iSentia index: war, politics and Kimye

War managed to trump celebrity gossip this week, but only just.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Brilliant Creatures and lacklustre ratings

Brilliant Creatures on ABC was wonderful, brilliant TV. It what TV is all about  — explaining, elucidating and entertaining the audience — and there is more to come. It had 846,000 national/ 615,000 metro/ 231,000 regional viewers. It explained an important part of Australian cultural history with four of smartest, most entertaining, and at times frustrating minds this country […]

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Media briefs: Bendigo Advertises … Rupert on Scotland … farewell Margaret and David …

How the ABC squashed Peter Ford’s exclusive. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mia Freedman’s Mamamia expanding to Melbourne

As the Huffington Post gears up for an Australian launch this time next year, Australia’s own answer to personal narrative-driven women’s media is beefing up.

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Crikey’s three-step guide to spinning your readership figures

Want to use EMMA figures to beat up your competitors and reassure your readers? Crikey has your three-step guide.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins by a narrow margin

Just another Monday night and despite another very solid night, The Block Glasshouse wasn’t as dominant as the figures would suggest. It had 2.133 million national/ 1.507 million metro/ 625,000 regional viewers. With that sized audience, you would have thought Nine won the night by a mile — it didn’t. It certainly had a good win in […]

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Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

Kate Durham says she’ll take Gerard Henderson to the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

There is nothing like the heady mix of sex and death, and if you throw in some terrorism and betrayal of “our” values, the Western media just can’t resist.

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Foreign journos in China report three-fold increase in the harassment of sources

The foreign correspondent’s body says it fears China is rapidly eroding the progress it made in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympics, when many restrictions on foreign press were relaxed for the first time.

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Media briefs: Nancy errs … Bolt Watch … takeover furphies …

Spoken word cartoons, and other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother bombs for Ten

The figures were split again last night with Nine winning the metros and Seven winning the regions. Ten was a very weak fourth (now normal for a Sunday) in both — its metro main channel share was 8.7% and just 7% in the regions. Back to the bad old days again, for one night at least. Ten […]

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Turnbull dismisses paltry community TV viewership

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his decision to take away community TV’s spectrum allocation from December 2015.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: we still love The Block for some reason

Australians are still obsessed with home renovation, it would seem. Everyone loses in BB’s race to the bottom. And a charming doco series wraps up.

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Media briefs: watch out, Gittins … sixes and sevens … Nielsen stats …

Jess Irvine has a warning for Ross Gittins. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Turnbull sends community television to the gallows, leaves sector fuming

Thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise announcement yesterday, community TV stations have 15 months left on air.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: Big Brother bombs in the regions

Nine’s night, again in metros, with The Block Glasshouse leading the way. Ten was third and the ABC fourth. But in regional markets Seven had a small overall win, Nine won the main channels, and the ABC pushed Ten back to fourth, both overall and in the main channels as The Bachelor and Wonderland bombed […]

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