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‘There’s no heroes here’: the price paid by foreign correspondents

Journalists risked their lives to tell the West about the rise of Islamic extremism. And nobody cared. Foreign correspondent John Martinkus reports.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Another ‘captain’s call’ chapter closes, with Gupta stepping down from SBS

Nihal Gupta is stepping down from his role at SBS. But questions still linger about why he was appointed in the first place.

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Media briefs: what it’s like to freeze … Mike Smith’s real role … On drops and sources …

Don’t worry, the ABC says, former ANZ CEO Mike Smith is not reviewing our business coverage. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC slumps

Seven’s night and week thanks to My Kitchen Rules (which found a new couple to hate) which last night was assisted the second outing of First Dates which added to last week’s solid first up effort, and support from Home and Away (thanks Brax, Seven’s go to lad, next, can he host the faltering Sunrise?) […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 13 UNLOCK?

Is it time to get rid of SBS?

Talk of a merger between the ABC and SBS has intensified following Mark Scott’s appearance at Senate estimates yesterday. But those who love SBS fear the two would “merge” the way a shark merges with a mackerel.

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CRIKEY INTERN | MEDIA | 8

‘Head in the sand 101’: what the world media thinks of our commitment to the environment

We have the best minister in the world as our environment minister! So surely we are an environmental world leader, right? Crikey intern April Dudgeon finds out that is not so much the case.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins again

Seven’s night thanks to Home and Away, My Kitchen Rules (and that couple!) and the debut of the new dramedy, Wanted. Nine did well with its debut of Here Come The Habibs. But withhold judgement about their success until we see how many return next week and the week after. It’s the size of the […]

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Media briefs: Ross was given free rein … Here come the Habibs verdict … crack traders …

An Atlantic contributing editor has been caught swapping the promise of favourable coverage for an advanced copy of a Clinton speech. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 10 UNLOCK?

How the ABC bungled the story of the ‘5-year-old rape victim’

The ABC reported a five-year-old had been raped on Nauru. That turned out to be false — so how did the ABC get it so wrong?

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Media briefs: Jaspan v Nine … catch a Fox … what motivates Rita Panahi …

What makes Rita Panahi tick? And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 5 UNLOCK?

News Corp out $100,000 for defamation, despite police backup

The Daily Telegraph has been found to have defamed a Muslim man who was present at the Hyde Park protests in 2012. The Tele’s defence of helping police did not wash.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven takes no prisoners

Seven won the night easily in both metro and regional markets, thanks to the first part of the Molly biopic, My Kitchen Rules and Seven News. But for Nine and especially Ten, it was a miserable night and no amount of spin will change that. Because of the extensive promotion of Molly during summer, it […]

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Media briefs: milking the taxpayer? … bad news for News … feeling the Bern …

The Herald Sun may have editorialised a smidge on dole bludgers. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: News Corp’s anti-ICAC campaign looking stranger by the day

Why is News Corp so obsessed with sinking NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 19 UNLOCK?

‘An embarrassment or a disaster?’: journos weigh in on the gladiatorial interview

Kerry O’Brien says journalists these days are going for shock tactics, rather than eliciting information. But is that a bad thing?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Happy 40th, Press Council — the Twitter lynch mob has lots of complaints for you

The Press Council is turning 40 — and thanks to social media, it’s handling more complaints than ever.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

The enduring loneliness of BRW, Fairfax’s forgotten child

Former entrepreneurial powerhouse magazine BRW has just one employee. What is Fairfax going to do with the publication?

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MEDIA | 7

Sex, drugs and Molly Meldrum: behind the scenes of counter-culture mag Go-Set

Phillip Frazer didn’t know a lot about music when he launched Go-Set with his friend Tony Schauble in 1966. But what a glorious ride it was.

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Media briefs: News goes real estate … bad news for Foxtel … please clap …

News and information at News Corp? Nah, let’s talk about real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR clears the field

With MKR not airing last night, Seven came back to the field and Celebrity played on alone. It picked up 180,000 or so viewers for its trouble and rose to 1.241 million viewers nationally from 1.063 million on Wednesday night. That saw it do very well in the demos. Inside Story (849,000 nationally) returned to […]

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STEPHEN MAYNE | MEDIA | 5 UNLOCK?

Mayne: how the ABC is to blame for Australia’s woeful donation laws

Even our top political journalists and programs fail to cover this most important governance issue.

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Media briefs: $4 for a paper? … Murdoch’s Saudi Prince sells out … penis mightier …

Australia’s most expensive paper just got more expensive. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: get me out of here!

Well, well, the best that can be said about the performances of Nine and Ten last night was that they toiled manfully. Ten’s I’m A Celebrity gave some cheek, but MKR and Seven’s debutant, First Dates, wiped the floor in both metro and regional markets. Seven’s win was huge in the metros. In Total People […]

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Media briefs: Latham on News Corp … turd abuses journos … Fox job cuts …

Mark Latham’s got a new column … in the Tele. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: something for everyone

I’m sorry but turf and wooden place mat thingies on MKR last night lost me and I don’t care about the deer meat, the wild bore (the program, not the main dish) and the dessert which was a mousse with ice cream and chocolate. The table manners were again rotten and everyone was dressed as […]

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