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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 12

ABC board member breaks silence on ABC cuts

A member of the ABC board has ended that body’s silence by publicly defending the role of the ABC in the Fairfax press this morning.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Committee recommends (marginally) reining in new security laws — but media still face jail

A parliamentary committee has signed off on the first set of national security reforms, but wants some tightening on controversial proposals.

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Turn off Ten: even MasterChef can’t save falling ad revenue

The election a year ago means most sectors saw a year-on-year decline in ad spending. But things are worse at Ten, and even worse for some newspaper groups.

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Bureau of Regret: the streets are paved with iPhones

Reading comprehension and numeracy went by the wayside as public figures got excited about the new iPhone.

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iSentia index: war, politics and Kimye

War managed to trump celebrity gossip this week, but only just.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Brilliant Creatures and lacklustre ratings

Brilliant Creatures on ABC was wonderful, brilliant TV. It what TV is all about  — explaining, elucidating and entertaining the audience — and there is more to come. It had 846,000 national/ 615,000 metro/ 231,000 regional viewers. It explained an important part of Australian cultural history with four of smartest, most entertaining, and at times frustrating minds this country […]

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Media briefs: Bendigo Advertises … Rupert on Scotland … farewell Margaret and David …

How the ABC squashed Peter Ford’s exclusive. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mia Freedman’s Mamamia expanding to Melbourne

As the Huffington Post gears up for an Australian launch this time next year, Australia’s own answer to personal narrative-driven women’s media is beefing up.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Crikey’s three-step guide to spinning your readership figures

Want to use EMMA figures to beat up your competitors and reassure your readers? Crikey has your three-step guide.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins by a narrow margin

Just another Monday night and despite another very solid night, The Block Glasshouse wasn’t as dominant as the figures would suggest. It had 2.133 million national/ 1.507 million metro/ 625,000 regional viewers. With that sized audience, you would have thought Nine won the night by a mile — it didn’t. It certainly had a good win in […]

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Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

Kate Durham says she’ll take Gerard Henderson to the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | MEDIA | 10

Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

There is nothing like the heady mix of sex and death, and if you throw in some terrorism and betrayal of “our” values, the Western media just can’t resist.

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Foreign journos in China report three-fold increase in the harassment of sources

The foreign correspondent’s body says it fears China is rapidly eroding the progress it made in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympics, when many restrictions on foreign press were relaxed for the first time.

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Media briefs: Nancy errs … Bolt Watch … takeover furphies …

Spoken word cartoons, and other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Big Brother bombs for Ten

The figures were split again last night with Nine winning the metros and Seven winning the regions. Ten was a very weak fourth (now normal for a Sunday) in both — its metro main channel share was 8.7% and just 7% in the regions. Back to the bad old days again, for one night at least. Ten […]

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Turnbull dismisses paltry community TV viewership

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his decision to take away community TV’s spectrum allocation from December 2015.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: we still love The Block for some reason

Australians are still obsessed with home renovation, it would seem. Everyone loses in BB’s race to the bottom. And a charming doco series wraps up.

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Media briefs: watch out, Gittins … sixes and sevens … Nielsen stats …

Jess Irvine has a warning for Ross Gittins. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 20

Turnbull sends community television to the gallows, leaves sector fuming

Thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise announcement yesterday, community TV stations have 15 months left on air.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: Big Brother bombs in the regions

Nine’s night, again in metros, with The Block Glasshouse leading the way. Ten was third and the ABC fourth. But in regional markets Seven had a small overall win, Nine won the main channels, and the ABC pushed Ten back to fourth, both overall and in the main channels as The Bachelor and Wonderland bombed […]

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Media briefs: Leak explained … Australian Property Review … FT wades in …

A full 25% of the Australian Financial Review was comprised of property ads this morning. And other media tidbits of the dya.

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Miranda Devine’s bizarre war on cyclists

Daily Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine has written a spray against bike lanes in this morning’s paper. Just where does her hatred of bikes come from? Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian has one suggestion…

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 9

‘Labor’s own Crikey‘ starts its subscription drive

Labor’s own Crikey has started asking Labor Party donors to sign up.

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iSentia index: one year on, is Tony Abbott the foreign affairs PM?

The Abbott government’s most popular minister has had a good run in the media this week, unlike many of her cabinet counterparts.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers switch off after premieres

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets easily, even though Big Brother’s audience slipped, falling under the one million mark in the metros. Ten was third overall in both markets and third in the main channels in the regions, but not in the metros where ABC was third. The Block Glasshouse saw its audience top […]

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