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MELISSA SWEET | JOURNALISM | 1

Bon voyage, Croakey: health blog cuts the cord

The Croakey project initially began as an intervention into public debate with the aim of encouraging a wider, deeper discussion about health. It will continue that legacy.

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‘Not journalists’: how Greste and Al Jazeera journos lost their retrial

Peter Greste’s Al Jazeera colleagues are still in Egyptian prison and will remain there for another three years, barring a presidential pardon, writes freelance journalist in Cairo Joel Gulhane.

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With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

UNSW’s Tharunka is no longer going to have an elected student editor. Is this the end of it as a boundary-pushing voice for students?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6 UNLOCK?

More students flock to journalism courses — but jobs are another matter

Students are enrolling in journalism courses in greater numbers. But they may find themselves writing snappy slogans for soft-drink companies rather than breaking front-page news.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3 UNLOCK?

Gayby Baby scandal: confected outrage to unseat an old enemy?

Why does The Daily Telegraph keep running negative coverage of NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli?

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

Isentia Index: Clive dances with peanut butter and Labor MP admits his Tupperware cupboard is messy

Sex, lies and peanut butter all got people talking about Aussie politics.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 8 UNLOCK?

Latham off the leash gives lawyers plenty of ammunition

Just about everyone copped a serve from Mark Latham over the weekend.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1 UNLOCK?

Who writes on HuffPo anyway?

The Huffington Post’s non-paying blogs platform isn’t for journalists, the website’s editor says. Is that really the case?

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HELEN RAZER | JOURNALISM | 12 UNLOCK?

Latham’s just a boy, standing in front of a nation, asking it to love him

What is the real difference between a self-indulgent Mark Latham column and a celebrity Instagram?

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Isentia Index: Is it time for a royal commission into royal commissions?

Another week of media outrage directed at the government kept Coalition ministers at the forefront of the conversation.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM |

Congratulations … psych! Kennedy Awards win most bungled presentation

The Kennedy Awards gave an award to the wrong photographer, and then waited five days to take it back off him.

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Fairfax staunches the bleeding in metros, with Domain still its battlefield angel

Fairfax’s digital revenue is making up for a fall in print advertising and circulation at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Isentia Index: New speaker in, same-sex marriage gone. At least for now…

We’ve lost a Speaker and the captain of our cricket team, but at least it gave people plenty to talk about, writes Isentia’s Clovelle Car.

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Isentia Index: we’ve lost a Bishop, will Ruddock be our knight?

Bronwyn Bishop dominates the charts as choppergate draws to a conclusion.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3

The AFR’s editor-in-chief sent a secret email to staff about clickbait. What it said left them speechless.

Fairfax editors have pointed out the success of “curiosity-gap” headlines. But is turning Australia’s most trusted (and only) financial newspaper into an outdated BuzzFeed worth the clicks?

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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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