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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: who funds Eurovision? … Daily Review mutinies … the cost of phone-hacking …

The only thing worse than losing Eurovision, is winning it. And other media tidbits of the day.

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‘Cruel and humiliating’: world media revile Abbott govt

Whether it’s his “cruel” policies on asylum seekers, or a scandal over Johnny Depp’s dogs, Tony Abbott keeps getting blasted by international TV, newspapers and radio, writes Alan Austin.

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ERIC BEECHER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Beecher: the thrill of power

In the final installment of a five-part series, Private Media’s publisher looks at how media moguls wield power behind closed doors, and influence important societal outcomes.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the divide between city and country

Ten’s night really in metro markets, even though the figures for Total People give Nine a small win. The real story was the second best night for Ten this year in the metros (The best night was the finale of I’m A Celebrity …) with a main channel win and in its way for a […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

No more local WIN news bulletins in Mackay and Mildura as staff told to say goodbye

Bruce Gordon’s WIN has decided to close its Mildura and Mackay newsrooms.

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ERIC BEECHER | MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Beecher: how to manage politicians

In the fourth of a five-part series, Private Media’s publisher answers the question, just how does Rupert Murdoch exercise such fearsome power over world leaders?

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a close night for reality programs

A close night in metro markets, but not in the regions where narrow results from the two previous nights were forgotten as Seven sprinted to a big, big lead. In metro markets Seven won Total People by 2 points, in the regions it was by 9 points. Nine won Sydney and Melbourne, Seven won the […]

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MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: job cuts ahoy … soccer scrutiny … Tinkler carded …

The Wall Street Journal is slashing newsroom jobs. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

60 Minutes fires back on claims MH17 program got it wrong

A veteran journalist has taken on Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes for its coverage of the MH17 crash. But Channel Nine says its facts are easy to verify.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 14 UNLOCK?

Sacked SBS reporter tries his luck with the law

Was SBS within its rights to fire Scott McIntyre for “offensive” tweets sent on Anzac Day? That’s for the courts to decide (though it probably won’t come to that).

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ERIC BEECHER | MEDIA | 10 UNLOCK?

Beecher: the myth of Murdoch’s power

In the third part of a five-part series, Private Media’s publisher says of course Rupert Murdoch does not sit there barking out orders to his editors about what he wants to see in the paper. He does not have to.

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Isentia Index: Johnny Depp’s dogs steal the budget week limelight

Australians were more interested in the fates of two celebrity dogs than the budget release.

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Media briefs: Dave says goodnight … News’ tax position … killer pun …

Even News Corp admits it tax situation is a bit “complex”. That is one word for it. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: thank goodness for Masterchef

Not Seven’s night last night as the three reality programs —  Masterchef Australia, House Rules and Reno Rumble  — again went head to head in a rather fruitless battle for supremacy. Masterchef Australia won the night with more than 1.5 million national viewers over House Rules with 1.278 million and Reno Rumble with 1.146 million. That’s despite Reno Rumble having more […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Product placement on a public broadcaster? Ad bill riles SBS purists

The commercial networks are united with lobby group Save Our SBS to argue against a proposed bill that would increase SBS’ advertising during prime time, and allow product placement in programming.

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ERIC BEECHER | MEDIA | 6 UNLOCK?

Beecher: the shadow of power

In part two of a five-part series on the power of media, Private Media’s chairman examines how News Corp wields its considerable power.

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MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Tele interviews a juror … Fox gets a new constituency … PVO all day every day …

How the Daily Telegraph was able to interview one of Ivan Milat’s jurors. And other media tidbits of the dya.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: marriage as entertainment wins over audiences

Never underestimate the value of pre-publicity. It helps — last night’s TV ratings underline that simple fact. Nine debuted its semi-controversial Married At First Sight last night and the publicity ahead of the program (which I don’t especially like — I am the wrong demo, I think) did the trick and it had nearly 1.6 million national viewers. Nine […]

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 8 UNLOCK?

Latham enlists domestic violence for his own culture war

Domestic violence is increasingly being used as a theatre for the culture wars, not treated on its merits.

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A grovelling day of junkets and freebies at the Weekend Oz

How do you fill a newspaper without paying for any content? Get companies to pay for junkets, of course …

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How freebie copies help newspapers stave off circulation declines

Some dead-tree media are not showing huge declines write Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer. But these figures are not all that they seem …

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ERIC BEECHER | MEDIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Beecher: the rules of engagement

In the first of a five-part series on the power of the media, Private Media’s chairman reveals what happens when you cross Rupert Murdoch.

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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Scott McIntyre fights back …The Conversation holds out its hat … Barnaby v Captain Jack …

Sacked SBS journo Scott McIntyre is suing the broadcaster for unfair dismissal. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven romps it in

Seven’s night easily in metro and regional markets as the combination of the news (2.154 million national viewers), the first episode of Catching Milat (2.174 million) and the house reveal episode of House Rules (1.881 million) did the job. Masterchef Australia on Ten (1.348 million) and Nine’s Reno Rumble (1.150 million) were left in Seven’s […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Fairfax slashes NSW newsrooms, with Mercury hardest hit

The newsroom of the Illawarra Mercury will be cut almost in half. With other cuts soon to follow.

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