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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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PADDY MANNING | MEDIA | 7 UNLOCK?

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 | 3 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 | 12 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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MEDIA | 5

The Australian media’s Sunni-Shia problem

SBS, Fairfax and the Daily Mail have all quoted “prominent Shiite spokesman” Jamal Daoud. Problem is, Daoud is a Sunni. Freelance journalist Serkan Ozturk reports.

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MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Media briefs: cricket’s beer monopoly … Dateline journos hit back … NoTW haunts Murdoch …

Kerry Stokes’ Seven West Media has been stunned by plunging resources prices. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another shocker for Ten

The third ODI between Australia and South Africa (good win by Australia on the MCG sized ground in Canberra) did the trick for Nine last night in metro and regional markets. The ABC battled gamely thanks to Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and a good episode of The Chaser’s Media Circus in which the G20 […]

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JASON WHITTAKER | MEDIA | 9

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

The Communications Minister confirmed the ABC budget will be slashed by $254 million over the next four years — or 2.6% of its $5.5 billion budget — while SBS will lose $25.2 million (1.7%) over the period.

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MEDIA | 14 UNLOCK?

Mark Scott gets some gratuitous advice — from duds

The ABC isn’t short of gratuitous advice from its media rivals — despite the inept performance of the latter, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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iSentia index: G20 a mixed bag for PM, despite Modi magic

G20 coverage dominated the media this week, with PUP troubles providing local relief.

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MEDIA | 5

As we chuckle at the ‘cali-fatties’, real questions remain unanswered

Western young men travelling to the Middle East to become jihadis is a serious problem that demands serious coverage. But all the tabloids care about it is jelly belly jihadis. Irfan Yusuf, lawyer, author and commentator, reports.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 12 UNLOCK?

Dateline purge as SBS hunts down traitors and dissidents

Dateline’s 25-strong team will be reduced to a handful of permanent positions as the program moves to a half-hour format in 2015. Staff were told they wouldn’t be needed next year in one-on-one meetings yesterday.

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Keane: will Brandis and Turnbull go after encryption next?

The growing use of encryption and anonymisation tools by companies and consumers is infuriating security agencies and the copyright industry. When will they move against them?

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night for all

Seven’s night in metro and regional markets in 25 to 54s (thanks to the venerable Dancing With The Stars, which remains good fun), and in Total People. Nine was second, but claimed first spot in 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s with the dying Big Brother and two late repeats of The Big Bang […]

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CRIKEY INTERN | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Putin on the koalas: how the world’s media reported the G20

From India to Canada, China to Russia, Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov scour’s the world’s media for their take on Brisbane’s G20.

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STILGHERRIAN | MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

A right to privacy or rewriting history? Debate rages on the right to be forgotten

Should you have the “right to be forgotten”? No one can agree what the EU’s landmark case means — or should mean — for Australia.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 6 UNLOCK?

Hogan sacked as Ebeid plays down extent of changes to Dateline

Dateline is down one supervising producer after Allan Hogan was sacked, following a piece he wrote for Crikey on the future of the program.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

ABC and SBS shoot-out over soccer TV rights

The SBS chief says the ABC should have taken account of the multicultural broadcaster’s focus on football. But ABC chief Mark Scott says no channel deserves to hold the rights to a particular sport forever.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Bolt watch … Peppa won’t fry … Rebekah Brooks bound for Oz? …

Andrew Bolt crunches the numbers on our climate-obsessed journos. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC newscaff owns the night

A close night in metros with Nine and Seven neck and neck overall and Nine in front in the main channels and in the demos. Seven was an easy winner in the regionals where Nine’s line up just doesn’t click these days, especially Big Brother. And nor did Ten’s line up go down well in regional markets — it […]

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nostalgia rules the night

Nostalgia ruled last night as the first part of the ABC’s Countdown  birthday special dominated at 8.35 pm with 1.429 million national viewers, followed by the first of a three part biopic on Cilla Black (1.146 million national viewers) which was excellent, even though the Liverpudlian accents were hard to grasp. Seven won nationally and in […]

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MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: banning feminism … taking on Google … promoting Aussie film …

Time backflips on its call to ban the word “feminist”. And other media tidbits of the day.

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