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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Trash-happy editor resigns from UNSW rag Tharunka

Editor Brendan Byron has tendered his resignation to student magazine Tharunka after it was revealed he had unilaterally deleted four articles from the magazine’s website.

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Media briefs: MKR a dying format … Move over BuzzFeed … SBS v Mount Druitt …

The BBC’s Benefit’s Street was a ratings bonanza in the UK — is SBS trying to recreate it here with Struggle Street? And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the end of The Beast

As expected, My Kitchen Rules’ Grand Finale won last night and won it easily for Seven, but the ratings tell us the format is now a shadow of its incredible self back in 2013. In fact such has been the loss of viewers in the past couple of years (a third or around 1.5 million nationally) […]

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Code blue for management with doctors’ journal in triage mode

The AMA and AMPCo spent the weekend trying to convince the medical community that outsourcing production of the Medical Journal of Australia isn’t such a bad thing.

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Australia’s worst tabloids accuse each other of shoddy journalism

News.com.au and the Daily Mail are again accusing each other of plagiarism.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the Logies and the rest

Ah, the Logies, saved at the end by the golden choice of Carrie Bickmore (Ten, The Project), who then underlined the worth of that selection with the best acceptance speech for years. But she just pipped another speech earlier in the night, by Love Child’s Miranda Tapsell. She who used her first award as Most Popular […]

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Media briefs: Falloon on board … big week for Fox … dead tree dying …

Nick Falloon finally joins Fairfax, a big week for quarterly results and dead-tree industry keeps dying. And other media tidbits of the day.

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‘It’s catastrophic’: medical journal in shambles over outsourcing

The Medical Journal of Australia has lost most of its editorial board and several editors after making the controversial decision to outsource production.

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Media briefs: a tale of two headlines … Revenge gone cold … battle of the titans …

SBS’ The Feed addresses the recent controversies at, well, SBS. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night

A mixed result in the metros. Seven narrowly won Total people, Nine, the main channels, while Ten was a narrow third ahead of the ABC. But in the regional markets Seven was an easy winner, both overall and the main channels, while the ABC was a clear third and Ten a weak fourth. And that’s […]

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News Corp faces legal action over terrorist doctor photo

The Courier-Mail is in hot water over a photograph of Islamic State doctor Tareq Kamleh and a colleague.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Fair’s fair — another bad report for the public health lobby

A key nanny state lobby group’s own polling continues to undermine its own hysterical narrative on alcohol.

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Emoji as identity politics (and your dick doesn’t look like an eggplant)

Whether it is celebrities trying their hand at international diplomacy or the insistence on racially diverse emoji, we focus on the symbol and ignore the real.

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Media briefs: ABC lifts digital investment … Seinfeld’s money machine … Ten’s dismal results …

ABC honours legacy while lifting its digital game, Seinfeld spruiks streaming, and Ten looks set to bomb. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the end of The Block

Well, the big story from last night was the turnaround in the fortunes of the winners on The Block last night, compared to the ending of the last 2014 series. Nearly a million bucks last night, versus the smell of a very oily rag in 2014. In fact the rewards were inversely proportional to the […]

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Incoming Fairfax chairman on hold pending ACMA paperwork

Incoming Fairfax chairman Nick Falloon isn’t actually on the Fairfax board yet — because someone didn’t get regulatory approval in time. Now the company is sweating on ACMA finalising the paperwork, write Myriam Robin and Bernard Keane.

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Media briefs: execution dominates front pages

With the exception of the Australian Financial Review, every major newspaper in the country has put the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran on its front page today.

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How Chan and Sukumaran finally captured the Australian media’s heart

The coverage of the execution of Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has been sympathetic and tearful. But there was a time when the Australian media thought they were getting what they deserved.

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A tale of two possibilities? Seven in Telstra talks and rights issue

Why was UBS’ chief talking takeover turkey if Seven West Media has a rights issue in the offing?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR reigns supreme

The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) has easily eaten the two of the three final episodes of Nine’s The Block on Monday and Tuesday night, but in an act of generosity, Seven has returned the animal to the pantry where it will rest until its final two episodes next Sunday and Monday nights. That means […]

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Fundamental right of dissent falls victim to braying mob

What tweets do we have in store if even our national broadcasters won’t defend our freedom-of-political speech?

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PADDY MANNING | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Business lays waste to government and fourth estate

Hard-hitting business journalism is more important than ever, with businesses flagrantly running roughshod over Parliament. But there are fewer and fewer journos up to (and supported in) the task.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Bolt fails to bump off Insiders

The Block had its best night so far this season with the final room reveal. The room reveal was the most watched program (or part of program) in metro markets, but not nationally as The Beast (My Kitchen Rules) easily topped it. The Block’s Room Reveal had 1.977 million national viewers and My Kitchen Rules had […]

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Turnbull dobbed in sacked SBS reporter over Anzac tweets

Malcolm Turnbull took umbrage with the Anzac Day tweets of SBS’ football reporter. He took the unusual step of reporting the tweets to SBS management. Fair enough, or government overreach?

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Media briefs: Turnbull’s war of words …pollies v journos … print ads prove weak — again …

Pollies take on journos in our defamation list, Turnbull’s war of words, and print ads prove weak — again. Plus more media tidbits of the day

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