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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

Lyndal Curtis to leave ABC as staff learn if they’re in the firing line

Lyndal Curtis is the latest big name to leave the ABC, and other staff were informed on Wednesday if they are in line for a redundancy.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 9 UNLOCK?

The 2014 Crikeys: three cheers for the AFR, Kyle Sandilands

Crikey’s media reporter reveals the best and the worst of the media in 2014.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: Tony Abbott reaches Rudd-like levels of media coverage in 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dominated media coverage this year, with his mention numbers nearly eclipsing Kevin Rudd’s at the heigh of his popularity.

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PAUL MILLAR | JOURNALISM | 9

The 2014 Crikeys: Person of the Year

From Rosie Batty to Peter Greste, many people have inspired us this year. Vote for your Crikey Person of the Year 2014.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 5 UNLOCK?

Fair Work forces ‘consultation’ at ABC as shark pool uncertainty stretches on

Only those who want to take a voluntary redundancy from the ABC will be let go before Christmas.

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JOURNALISM | 8 UNLOCK?

How the press covered the Sydney Lindt cafe siege

Who published what, and who didn’t. Yesterday proved a challenge for Australia’s media, write Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4 UNLOCK?

Drop or scoop? Hun gets the jump on East West Link business case

The Age’s editor has slammed the Herald Sun for accepting what is “obviously a Coalition drop”, but the Herald Sun’s editor says that’s hypocritical.

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Tabloid moniker quiz: the answers

Think you know your news? Here’s the answers to our tabloid moniker quiz.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 8

Losing our religion: ABC dumps Carols and Readings

There’ll be no carols on Aunty this year, and that’s just the start of massive changes to the ABC’s religion team, writes outgoing 7.30 NSW host Quentin Dempster in a Senate submission.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4

Think you know your news? Take Crikey’s tabloid moniker quiz

We’re huge fans of tabloid monikers in the Crikey bunker. As the silly season gets under way, we figured we’d regale you with some of our favourites. Guess who we mean …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 9 UNLOCK?

Too left-wing for News Corp? Business Spectator bids farewell to Rob Burgess

Rob Burgess has taken a redundancy from News Corp’s Business Spectator, after disagreeing with “some other journalists” about his views on things like carbon pricing and the mining tax.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3 UNLOCK?

Meet the mystery man (and privacy fan) who’ll be sparring with Rupert

The Press Council’s new chairman, David Weisbrot, is quite unknown in media circles. But maybe that’s a good thing.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: the end of a long, long year for the government

The government finished off its last sitting week of the year with a bang.

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GUY RUNDLE | JOURNALISM | 47 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the Right is coming for your children

If you wonder how the “othering” of other people’s children happens, just ask Christian Kerr, who used a photo of a Senator’s daughter to illustrate a four-line “story” about nothing.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3 UNLOCK?

Overseas coverage sweeps Walkleys as ABC cuts jobs at Foreign Correspondent

Four of Foreign Correspondent’s producer’s finish up this year, as the program gets its budget trimmed in 2015. But executive producer Steve Taylor says the show will be stronger than ever.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 11

‘They’re trying to take the journalism away’: Oakes and Ferguson on pollies’ obstinacy

Gold Walkley winners Sarah Ferguson and Laurie Oakes discuss the art of political interviewing.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 5

And the award goes to: ABC budget cuts and bad ’80s music

Australian journalism’s night of nights gave hardworking journos an opportunity to celebrate their best and brightest — but not without a few harsh words for the bosses.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 10

Bolt defamation litigant loses case, will declare bankruptcy

Victoria’s Supreme Court threw out a defamation case against Andrew Bolt and landed plaintiff David Barrow with a $500,000 cost judgement. He nonetheless tells Crikey he’s glad he stood his ground.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

The remarkable, surprising success of The Texas Tribune

Is there another model of journalism that can keep ‘em honest and continue to employ reporters? A not-for-profit Texas newspaper tells Sydney’s Storyology conference it can be done.

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GLENN DYER | JOURNALISM | 14

Commercial TV’s worst nightmare is an ad-supported ABC

Allowing the ABC to run ads would siphon profits out of free-to-air TV networks and lead to an overall lower price per ad slot, even for newspapers.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

Unions see red as Scott defends lack of voluntary redundancies at ABC

The ABC is pitting ABC staff members against each other to defend their jobs in a completely unfun version of musical chairs. The union says that is both cruel and unusual — and that there is a better way.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

Goodies, memberships and special events: making a buck in legacy media

As news becomes a commodity, high-brow newspapers want to sell anything but. Here’s how newspapers are turning readers into members.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | 1

iSentia index: Lambie leaps as PUP split dominates broadcast coverage

The split between Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party kept the media entertained, but voters just weren’t into the personality politics.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 20

Mark Scott finds chilly reception in doomed Adelaide bureau

Mark Scott faced a chilly reception in Adelaide, after announcing no more TV production would occur in the South Australian capital. ABC Adelaide staff tell Crikey they’re proud of their scrappy studios, and sad to see them go.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | JOURNALISM | 22

Mayne: Murdoch rent-seeking reaches new high point in Victorian campaign

What the Herald Sun wants, it gets. But should politicians be bullied by a Murdoch tabloid into big spending commitments five days out from an election?

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