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Isentia Index: all hands on deck as Labor hosts national conference

It was all about the ALP national conference and BBish’s travel entitlements.

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Kate Torney books her exit from the ABC

Kate Torney has overseen rapid digital change at the ABC. She’ll be doing the same at the State Library. Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte report.

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Isentia Index: The ‘age of entitlement’ is over – or is it?

Bronwyn Bishop and a hungry shark dominated media coverage this week.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3 UNLOCK?

Climate and China Spectator cut to one-man bands

While separate websites remain, the integration of Business Spectator into The Australian is almost complete.

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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 5

Finally, court lifts absurd Securency injunction

Nearly 12 months late, the Victorian Supreme Court has recognised the absurdity of pretending the internet doesn’t exist.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

Tele misidentifies lawyer as ‘female companion’ of ‘homegrown extremists’

The Daily Telegraph gravely misrepresented a Muslim lawyer on page 4. Now the paper has apologised … on page 53.

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Isentia index: royal commission keeps spotlight on Shorten

It was a week all about Bill Shorten, if media coverage was anything to go by.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | JOURNALISM | 1

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

Alan Morison is facing up to seven years in a Thai prison for reporting on one of the most important human rights issues of our time.

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DAVID SALTER | JOURNALISM | 12

How the ABC made the Q and A saga so much worse

Three blunders the ABC could’ve easily prevented during the fallout from Zaky Mallah’s appearance on Q&A.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 2

Company directors swear they’re not trying to stymie journos

The Governance Institute has defended its call to replace company directors’ information with a unique identifying number, saying the measure would be about protecting bigwigs from thieves, not the pesky press.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 2

‘A proposal to gut journalism in Australia’: corporate directors want less transparency

Company directors no longer want to be named on the ASIC register, but journalists say using unique numbers instead to identify them will make business journalism far harder.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 10

The Pyrrhic victory of politicians’ media boycotts

Media boycotts are nothing new, but are they actually effective?

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Can Joe Hockey sue you for your drunken tweet?

Twitter users might be able tor rely on the defence of honest opinion to protect themselves from lawsuits, but it is no ironclad guarantee, write Giri Sivaraman and Nita Green of Maurice Blackburn.

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Isentia Index: ‘Isn’t this the Asian Century?’ And other concerns

Barnaby Joyce dominates media coverage, but not in the way he’d hoped.

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Department of Communications review into Mallah affair establishes … very little

There’s nothing very explosive in the Department of Communications report into the Zaky Mallah affair, writes The Mandarin journalist Stephen Easton.

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Press Council slams litigious pollies

David Weisbrot says a defamation action should be a ‘last port of call’ for a politician.

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‘Clickbait at your peril’: Hockey ruling makes digital publishing harder

The Hockey-Fairfax judgment threatens to radically alter how publishers approach social media promotion, write Myriam Robin and Margot Saville.

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Isentia Index: Q&A talk still lingers as new citizenship and asylum seeker laws are passed

Discussion of that Q&A episode continues.

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CASSIDY KNOWLTON | JOURNALISM |

If judges wrote headlines

Justice Richard White’s ruling in Joe Hockey’s defamation suit against Fairfax is a landmark moment for media law, and fundamentally rewrites the rules around news headlines.

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SBS2′s The Feed slams Pomeranz, Dempster as staffers brace for job cuts

The battle over SBS ad-averaging gets ugly.

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GUY RUNDLE | JOURNALISM |

Rundle: what Paul Kelly doesn’t get about Marxism (or the Catholic Church)

No, Paul Kelly, the Catholic Church is not actually an institution that worships at the altar of the free market.

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News Corp encouraged Zaky Mallah’s extremism: judge

News Corp is in no place to take the moral high ground on giving Zaky Mallah a media platform, write lawyer and author Irfan Yusuf and senior lecturer at UNSW Helen Pringle.

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Who’s on our side? A potted history of Zaky Mallah’s media appearances

Zaky Mallah has appeared in numerous media outlets over the years.

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Fairfax v Fairfax, with Shorten in the middle

The Australian Financial Review has attacked stablemates The Age and Sydney Morning Herald over their coverage of the AWU and Bill Shorten.

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Greste: tax the internet, fund the ABC

Recently freed journalist Peter Greste says the ABC needs an independent funding stream. And he says your watching cat videos all day is just the place to find it.

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