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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 2 UNLOCK?

Fairfax plagiarises surveillance story

Senior Fairfax journalist Philip Dorling says the lifted copy was “an embarrassing lapse of judgement”.

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Isentia Index: Johnny Depp’s dogs steal the budget week limelight

Australians were more interested in the fates of two celebrity dogs than the budget release.

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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 8 UNLOCK?

Latham enlists domestic violence for his own culture war

Domestic violence is increasingly being used as a theatre for the culture wars, not treated on its merits.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 12 UNLOCK?

Budget loser: Pyne refuses to extend funding for The Conversation

At the end of this financial year, The Conversation will say goodbye to 25% of its funding.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3

No talking! Journos’ questions must be in writing in budget lockup

Want to ask a Treasury official a question about the hundreds of pages of budget documents in front of you? Put it in writing.

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Tele’s attack on Brady omits some pertinent history

News Corp attacks on ambassador Stephen Brady omit from important history — as well as the company’s own homophobic slurs of him, Bernard Keane and Myriam Robin write.

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Greens secrecy makes the press gallery grumpy — again

The Greens’ refusal to work with the press gallery in the way the major parties do means journalistic noses out of joint over yesterday’s leadership change.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 11

Australia’s worst tabloids accuse each other of shoddy journalism

News.com.au and the Daily Mail are again accusing each other of plagiarism.

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News Corp faces legal action over terrorist doctor photo

The Courier-Mail is in hot water over a photograph of Islamic State doctor Tareq Kamleh and a colleague.

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Turnbull dobbed in sacked SBS reporter over Anzac tweets

Malcolm Turnbull took umbrage with the Anzac Day tweets of SBS’ football reporter. He took the unusual step of reporting the tweets to SBS management. Fair enough, or government overreach?

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How journos react to redundancy

Facing work intensification, a changing relationship with readers and the rapid digitalisation of their mastheads, a redundancy was the “least bad” option for many print journos who put their hand up for one, a recently published academic study finds. University of Melbourne journalism student Krati Garg reports.

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SBS brings out the big guns as questions raised about multicultural group’s support

Conference sponsorship has raised eyebrows about FECCA’s backing of the SBS ad averaging bill.

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Isentia index: Barnett still unhappy about GST while East-West Link fails to rise again

Broken political promises at state and federal levels got people taking this week.

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Fairfax Victorian regionals brace for final cut as subeditors go in New Zealand

Today Fairfax will announce what it plans to do with its regional newsrooms. And it is not expected to be good news for journos.

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Radio nowhere: can talkback work nationally?

The new Fairfax-Macquarie radio behemoth wants to get rid of local hosts and syndicate content. But will the audience tune out? Crikey journalists Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte report.

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Crikey 15: a 2004 timeline, or the year Hillary Bray came clean

Crikey looks back at 2004, the year our star columnist shed his pen-name, as our founder batted away rumours of a sale.

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Breaking: PR hacks enjoy own party

The Age’s society pages have covered a party thrown by a shoe company — and exclusively quoted people who work either for the company or for the PR company that put it on …

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Accountants at 20 paces: News and Fairfax square off over tax story

Fairfax says News Corp is avoiding paying its fair share of tax. News says that’s nonsense, and points to a disappearing and reappearing paragraph in a Fairfax story as proof.

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Josh Bornstein hoaxer advocates genocide on Israeli news site

Someone went to great lengths to imitate the persona of Australian writer Josh Bornstein, using his profile to publish a hate speech polemic on The Times of Israel’s website.

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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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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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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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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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