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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 18

Brandis moves to jail whistleblower and lawyer for revealing ASIS scandal

The government’s move to prosecute a whistleblower and his lawyer for revealing an ASIS scandal illustrates its determination to send a signal to all potential whistleblowers.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1

Kim Williams’ lucrative gift to News keeping the empire afloat

News Corp’s relentless attacks on former CEO Kim Williams belie a fundamental truth: Williams’ management of Foxtel was a financial boon for the company.

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Media briefs: Hywood’s salary… ad-nauseam… APN spinoff…

Is Greg Hywood really the best-paid media executive? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV fails to attract an audience

For such an average night of programming, the surprise was in the ratings reports for metro and regional markets this morning. TV viewing cleaved into two distinct groups. The metros favoured Nine as a clear winner over Seven, but in the regions, Seven won over Nine. Ten was third overall, with the ABC fourth in […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 4

Radio without a host? It’s just not as classy, say listeners

Is a host the only difference between radio and a mixtape? That’s a question many of Classic FM’s staff and listeners are asking after the ABC radio station switched up its overnight programming in early August.

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Media briefs: Strewthwatchwatch … ABC cuts ‘substantial’ … Oz price hike …

Next week the Oz’s Monday-to-Friday cover price rises from $2.20 to $2.50. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: weak programming spreads to Thursday nights

It’s a pretty weak night when an NRL match is one of the viewing highlights, simply because it is live and the result unknown. Catalyst on ABC 1 was again interesting, Silk at 8.30pm is now in soapy territory and nothing after 7pm had a million or more viewers in the metros. The fact that […]

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‘It’s very dire’: ABC budget cuts shaping up to be far worse than expected

Cuts to the ABC budget first flagged in May are shaping up to be far larger than expected, with insiders describing the situation as “very dire”.

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Media briefs: Strewthwatch … The Age commutes … Diane Sawyer quits …

Bring back James Jeffrey, part 28. To Strewthwatch now, and how’s our boy Christian doing this week? Not good, not good. The Kerr ratio — actual gossip items to stuff lifted off the meeja — is running 2.5:20 this week — 1:7 on Monday, 1.5:6 on Tuesday, and 0.5:7 on Wednesday. Monday was a police blotter item, Tuesday was Clive Palmer’s […]

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC programming trumps The Bachelor

Seven won metro and regional markets overall, but again lost the important main channels where most of the advertising money is spent. Ten finished third in the metros, but fourth in the regions as the ABC’s offerings proved more popular than The Bachelor and Wonderland. The Block Glasshouse couldn’t make top spot in either metro […]

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 6 UNLOCK?

The foreign copyright cartel goes gunning for Aussie ISPs

The copyright cartel’s local front wants to impose a draconian anti-piracy scheme on local ISPs, a paper obtained by Crikey reveals.

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How long can News Corp keep up the juggling act?

News Corp has been able to shelter its financial health thanks to some wily tax planning, but if the company is finally compelled to swing the axe, Amplify will be the first to go. Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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DAVID SALTER | MEDIA | 6

Vindictive, self-serving tosh: the Oz v the Press Council a phoney war

They sky is not falling, and the Australian media world will continue to turn despite News Corp picking a fight with the Press Council.

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Media briefs: Seven results … medical dramas … revenge best served icy …

Reckon you’d be more efficient if you could only hear some typewriters? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: commercial networks fall into a mid-week slump

Another quiet night for TV viewers. Nine won the metros, snuck home overall in the regionals, but Seven had more main channel viewers. Ten was third overall in the metros, tied the main channels (with 11.2%). But in the regions Ten beat the ABC overall, but had more viewers in the main channels. The Block […]

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PATRICK BAUME | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

iSentia index: the Miley, Clive and Abbott show

The twerk team assembled this week, as media focus turned back home after weeks of foreign news.

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IS got you down? Worried about the future of media? Ask Sam de Brito!

Want to know what to think about the rise of the Islamic State? Should America withdraw from the policy spheres of other nations, or will that give rise to more brutality? Ask Sam de Brito, Fairfax’s everyman, who will give you the answers you need, with the sex advice you don’t.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

The Oz’s attacks on the Press Council put media freedom at risk

The Australian’s editorials have mused about leaving the Press Council, but News Corp can’t officially do so without four years’ notice. It could, however, gut the watchdog by undermining its authority. And that may well be the strategy …

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Who can access your metadata?

A huge array of agencies can obtain your metadata — but the recent spike in access requests is largely thanks to a handful of police forces.

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‘This is our community’: inside the real Lakemba that Blair ignored

Freelance writer Kavita Bedford retraces Tele writer Tim Blair’s steps in the western suburb of Lakemba and wonders: how much did Blair really learn while inside his hotel room for one night?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality shows slowly shed viewers

Yet another less-than-enthusing night for many TV viewers. Nine again won in metro and regional areas, followed by Seven, the ABC and Ten. Nine’s The Block Glasshouse was again the most watched program, though numbers were down on Sunday night’s splash. It had 1.763 million national/ 1.191 million metro/ 572,000 regional viewers. Seven’s The X […]

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Media briefs: Williams on News … Emmys ratings … terroir terror …

Kim Williams reports on tales from Sydney’s public transport system. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Disney abstains … exclusive watch … Blair unrepentant …

Press Council chair Julian Disney will no longer participate in complaints involving News Corp. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: building, singing and time travel

Last night was again not the strongest bit of TV programming on offer if you didn’t like building, singing, or time travel. It was Nine’s night everywhere, thanks to The Block Glasshouse and then 60 Minutes and the News. The X Factor’s live performance on Seven wasn’t in the hunt. It is starting to look […]

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Press Council chair recuses himself from News Corp adjudications

Press Council chair Julian Disney will no longer adjudicate complaints involving News Corp, after a campaign against him.

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