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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Goodies, memberships and special events: making a buck in legacy media

As news becomes a commodity, high-brow newspapers want to sell anything but. Here’s how newspapers are turning readers into members.

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PATRICK BAUME | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

iSentia index: Lambie leaps as PUP split dominates broadcast coverage

The split between Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party kept the media entertained, but voters just weren’t into the personality politics.

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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: praying for Phil … apples and soap … rats in the ranks …

Every metropolitan daily in the country featured injured cricketer Phil Hughes on the front page today. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers choose quality over drivel

Seven’s night in metro and regional markets, easily, with the final of Dancing With The Stars. It’s a good thing there was no lip syncing on the program last night, wasn’t it? (Ha, Daniel McPherson what were you singing?). At least some ‘reality’ series such as Dancing With The Stars, like The Block, House Rules and Masterchef […]

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Outbreak of entitlement confuses ABC critics

Critics of the ABC board’s decision on spending cuts think the ABC can be both national and efficient, when it can’t be both at once.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 15 UNLOCK?

Mark Scott finds chilly reception in doomed Adelaide bureau

Mark Scott faced a chilly reception in Adelaide, after announcing no more TV production would occur in the South Australian capital. ABC Adelaide staff tell Crikey they’re proud of their scrappy studios, and sad to see them go.

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Mayne: Murdoch rent-seeking reaches new high point in Victorian campaign

What the Herald Sun wants, it gets. But should politicians be bullied by a Murdoch tabloid into big spending commitments five days out from an election?

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An ABC insider recounts that fateful day

What was it like to work for the ABC yesterday, and what did Mark Scott say in early morning meetings? An ABC insider gives an account.

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HELEN RAZER | MEDIA |

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that’s not really the case.

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The Ten-Foxtel deal should be blocked

The media regulator should block the Foxtel-Ten deal as it would deliver control of the free-to-air network to News Corp, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC rules the roost

A close night in the metros. Nine did best, but still a big win for Seven in the regions and a strong end to Monday nights for the ABC which easily accounted for Ten. The ABC’s Monday night line up of news and current affairs programs departed for summer last nigh, with Four Corners leaving […]

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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: voters slam ABC cuts … Abbott whistleblower dodges jail … efficient journalism …

More than half of voters say they disapprove of the ABC cuts, with only one in four in favour. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 18

Cost of the cuts: What the ABC and SBS are losing

The state editions of 7.30 are going, Classic FM will record fewer concerts, and other ways the ABC hopes to save money.

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A speedy execution: 400 staff made redundant as ABC responds to budget cuts

One in 10 ABC staff will be shown the door, and though Lateline was saved, state 7.30 reports will be axed.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Hold the front page (again): News UK accuses Paperboy.com of copyright infringement

The mighty hammer of News Corp’s legal team has yet again taken on tiny Canberra website ThePaperboy.com.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: easing into the summer

Thankfully the final game of this series of Nine’s ODI cricket, plus the second part of Cilla, and especially the final episode of the Countdown special graced our TV screens last night — otherwise it would have been a foretaste of what lies ahead in the next 10 weeks of summer ratings, which start next Sunday night. In […]

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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: ABC bias … Monckton returns … shareholders check Murdoch …

Andrew Bolt (aka the ABC bias hunter) smells Lefties. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: governance issues aplenty for Costello to tackle at Nine

Conflicts of interest ran up against extreme tedium at the Nine Entertainment Company’s recent AGM.

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How the oil and gas lobby throws mud on peer-reviewed research

Crikey’s business editor pulls apart a pro-CSG press release that is, to put it politely, a little bit bullshit.

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MEDIA | 5 UNLOCK?

What we will lose when state 7.30 reports are cut

Glen Fuller, University of Canberra assistant professor, and Andrew Nardi, journalism and communications student, delve into the content that will be missed when state 7.30 reports go off the air.

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MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: extortion and estimates …. Rundle turns Tory … fresh blood …

Why Guy Rundle prefers to read the Tory Telegraph. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a mass exodus from commercial networks

Not the strongest of nights, despite the solid line up on the ABC and SBS. ABC’s Catalyst again finished in the top 10 with 946,000 national viewers. Upper Middle Bogan had 839,000 national viewers,  It’s A Date had 712,000. In terms of winning, Nine made it in metro markets, Seven in the regionals in Total […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

A fourth network by stealth? Media buyers shrug off SBS’ threat to commercials

The TV networks are in uproar about the increase of ads on SBS, saying it’ll pull millions from their revenues. But ad buyers don’t think it’ll play out like that.

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MEDIA | 13 UNLOCK?

How much of the Murdoch agenda has the government delivered?

The government is well on the way to delivering the Murdochs what they want in media policy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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