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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 1 UNLOCK?

Has a key whistleblower platform been compromised?

A key anonymous whistleblowing platform appears to have been temporarily compromised, at a time when protecting journalistic sources is front of mind for the media.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 8 UNLOCK?

Grammar an early casualty as ABC cuts costs

The ABC’s Standing Committee on Spoken English is no more. Who’ll make sure ABC staff speak properly now?

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The Oz continues to digest Biz Spec, as Kohler’s end date nears

In a little over a year, Alan Kohler will have completed his four-year commitment to News Corp. He’ll hand over the reins before then, as Business Spectator is absorbed into The Australian.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1 UNLOCK?

Why the media breached Bayley’s suppression order

Jill Meagher’s murderer was charged with more horrific crimes after the Meagher case was concluded. But a broad-ranging suppression order tried to prevent the Victorian media from reporting on his insidious history.

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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 10

Voters: you want our data? Get a warrant.

Voters strongly support requiring that agencies get a warrant before searching through their personal data.

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How the police and media falsely frame victimhood

After the murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic, women were urged to not walk alone in public places. But after the murder of Morgan Huxley, men did not receive the same warning. Freelance writer Serkan Ozturk reports.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4 UNLOCK?

‘This is a complete joke’: Labor’s SBS estimates gotcha fizzles

SBS chair Nihal Gupta gave nothing away at yesterday’s Senate estimates, refusing to answer even the most basic of Labor’s questions.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM |

Live blog: SBS Chairman Nihal Gupta faces Senate Estimates

New SBS chair Nihal Gupta is facing Senate Estimates to answer questions about his qualifications.

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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 19

Finally, the Labor-Coalition surveillance deal revealed

In a secret deal hammered out between politicians, Australia’s biggest ever mass surveillance scheme is to go forward, with journalists given special protection.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

Labor gunning for SBS chair in shock estimates appearance

The new chairman of SBS, Nihal Gupta, will come under fire from Labor Senator Sam Dastyari today regarding his donations to the Liberal Party and other matters. Will this be the beginning of the end of a very short tenure?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 10

What’s in a name? Brandis tries to define ‘journalist’ in data retention debate

Brandis appears to be leaning towards the New South Wales and Victorian understanding of who is and isn’t a journalist with respect to metadata provisions. Not that it matters much anyway.

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‘We need local journalists’: communities plead for their papers

Newspapers like The Border Mail play a crucial role in their communities, and Fairfax’s plans to gut its regional newsrooms have locals worried they’ll be left without a voice.

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How to cover international news without paying (much) for it

Foreign coverage is expensive. From fixers to freelancers, former foreign news editor and academic Colleen Murrell tells Crikey how Australian media organisations are trying to make it less so.

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Thanks for the shout-out, Bolt, but you’re wrong again

Andrew Bolt has mentioned ambulance volunteer Rachelle Irving’s Crikey story on witnessing remote Aboriginal communities first hand. But of course, he has missed the point entirely.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 5

Regional newsrooms sliced in half as Fairfax ditches subs and photographers

Fairfax wants to make dozens of staff redundant from 13 Victorian publications as the reporters are asked to make do without subeditors or photographers.

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Isentia Index: Policy debate returns from a long nap

Political debate has turned back to policy, as calls for a spill die out.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | JOURNALISM | 14

Packed house to hear Hockey tear strips off Fairfax

What good will suing Fairfax do for Hockey? The public already mistrust politicians, writes Margot Saville from the court room.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3

Women’s work: why are there so few female editors in Australia?

Good news! Crikey has found there are twice as many female editors of print publications than there were two years ago. But there’s some bad news as well …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3

New Press Council chief offers News Corp olive branch

For much of its 40-year history, the Press Council has been overly adversarial in how it approaches the media, its new chairman tells Crikey.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

Sorry the most expensive word: Age apologises in front-page splash

Fairfax has issued a possibly unprecedented front-page apology to the Melbourne teenager the paper misidentified as a terrorism suspect.

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Isentia Index: the phoney war inside the government confuses everyone

Australians are tiring of leadership speculation as the media continues to stoke the flames.

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Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on that defamation suit

Crikey speaks to Stephen Mayne, on defamation, losing his house and having a generous corrections policy.

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Media Watch watch: should targets get the right of reply?

The ABC’s flagship media show has changed in recent years, to become less commentary and more journalistic in tone. And a former executive producer says that’s down to a certain blue heeler …

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‘Indigenous news doesn’t rate’: NITV News axed

SBS is scrapping its half-hour nightly indigenous news program, with an “undisclosed current affairs program” to go in its stead.

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Thanks but no thanks: no ongoing work for Hun cadets

Cadetships used to be a way for journalism graduates to get a foot in the door of the competitive media industry. But, this year, the Herald Sun has offered ongoing work to just one of its five cadets.

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