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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

ABC board talks potential program cuts, with Holmes not invited

Hundreds of ABC supporters gathered outside the broadcaster’s Ultimo HQ this morning to urge the board to save Lateline and a host of other ABC programs.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: terrorism, asylum seekers and George Clooney’s wedding

The marriage of the world’s (formerly) most eligible bachelor was light relief in a week of grim news.

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IRFAN YUSUF | JOURNALISM | 17 UNLOCK?

Terror hysteria: Herald Sun plays judge, jury and executioner

What do you get when you cross a blatant disregard for facts and legal due process with a “feral Andrew Bolt column”? The Herald Sun, of course.

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How News Corp’s pursuit of ASIO made life harder for journalists

Once upon a time News Corp was not an unquestioning cheerleader for the government. And its overreach led to the current overly restrictive national security legislation, explains lawyer and former government adviser Marcus Priest.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 2

An end for the King’s Tribune: ‘It came down to money’

One of Melbourne’s most well-respected independent media outlets is closing down, after a change in editor Jane Gilmore’s personal circumstances.

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GLENN DYER | JOURNALISM | 2 UNLOCK?

Costs add up after fresh phone hacking revelations

British publishing company Trinity Mirror has admitted liability after a number of accusations of phone hacking, and one of its reporters had close ties to News Corp.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

News Corp and Daily Mail both claim victory, but no money changes hands

News Corp and Daily Mail Australia have settled their copyright dispute out-of-court in a confidential settlement, with no money exchanged.

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Stella Count finds male reviewers shun books by women

Leading Australian publications favour reviews of books by men over books by women, the Stella Count has found. Their predominantly male reviewers could be to blame.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: everyone’s talking terror

Jacqui Lambie is punching well above her weight in media mentions, and the nation’s media talks terrorism.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 18 UNLOCK?

From Peppa Pig to Lateline: what’s the strategy behind leaked ABC cuts?

Whether or not they’re intended as such, ABC program cuts put the pressure on Malcolm Turnbull.

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Some propaganda with your morning paper? Why Fairfax is spruiking for Putin

It’s easier than you think to get published in the world’s best newspapers, as the efforts of Russia Beyond The Headlines show. Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer report.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 16

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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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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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 | JOURNALISM | 7

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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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | JOURNALISM | 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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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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CRIKEY INTERN | JOURNALISM | 17

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 | JOURNALISM | 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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DEPARTMENT OF AUSTRALIA | JOURNALISM | 12

Bureau of Regret: Mungo lives!

Anne Summers whipped Twitter into a frenzy with a tweet announcing the death of Mungo MacCallum. Let’s see what journalists and public figures piled on — and then hastily deleted their condolences when Mungo was found tucking into some eggs.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

Meet the satirists who got Assange to don that mullet

Remember Julian Assange’s John Farnham turn during the 2013 election? The brains behind Juice Rap News talk to Crikey about rapping the news, a show with an agenda, and why they are bankrolled by the Kremlin.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 5

Why the MEAA hated — then loved — then hated internet filtering

A kerfuffle that saw the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance briefly endorse internet filtering was likely the result of the significant siloing between different parts of the union, MEAA insiders told Crikey this morning.

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