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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

Ferguson on narrow odds as Business Walkley shortlist announced

Fairfax’s award-winning business scribe proved the common ingredient in two of the three short-listed nominations yesterday.

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JOURNALISM | 4

The ABC debate: game shows and drama not part of the ABC Act

Any debate about the future of the ABC has to take into account its charter — and nowhere does it say the national broadcaster must be air drama, comedy, sport and game shows, writes Geoff Heriot, former chief of corporate planning and governance at the ABC.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: Ebola finally gets some attention in a slow week for politics

The death of Gough Whitlam sparked discussion in what had been an otherwise quiet week.

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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 5

How the ABC spends its money

Numerous reviews into the ABC have come up with the same conclusion: the ABC needs more money, not less, to do what it is chartered to do.

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ERIC BEECHER | JOURNALISM | 35

Beecher: we must ask tough questions about the ABC

Why does the ABC exist in 2014? Crikey’s chairman says some tough questions have to be asked before we can debate funding cuts to the public broadcaster.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 14 UNLOCK?

Who needs subs? Fairfax turns to reporter-only model

Can Fairfax’s papers survive without subeditors? The company’s giving it a red-hot go, as it entirely removes the function at three rural newspapers in New South Wales.

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JOURNALISM | 6 UNLOCK?

The shocking, salacious things we learnt about the ABC’s lunch spend

Four documents released by the ABC under FOI give an insight into the kinds of information News Corp journos are keen to get a hold of, write Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia Index: grand finals over, but football slang takes over political discussion

Tony Abbott’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin managed to divert attention away from Labor’s take on national security laws.

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PADDY MANNING | JOURNALISM | 1 UNLOCK?

Oz v AFR: Why News Corp thinks it’s winning the battle for business readers

If Fairfax blinks, News Corp could corner a national monopoly on business news. Circulation figures show why The Australian has moved on the AFR’s turf.

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HELEN RAZER | JOURNALISM |

Razer: mentally ill need adequate services, not a feel-good ABC campaign

The ABC’s Mental As campaign made some celebrities feel very nice about themselves, but there was not a whisper about the inadequate healthcare to treat mental illness.

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JOURNALISM | 20

Note to Sharri: students aren’t passive information sponges

The Australian’s “exclusive” on the apparent left-wing brainwashing in uni media courses sells students short, writes UTS J-school student Max Chalmers.

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PADDY MANNING | JOURNALISM | 1 UNLOCK?

The Oz takes fight to the Fin (again) with beefed-up business section

The Australian is betting on business, with its new section designed to kick Fairfax’s Financial Review where it counts.

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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 4 UNLOCK?

Albo finally weighs into press freedom — but it’s more complicated than you think

The debate over jailing journalists who reveal ASIO’s covert operations is welcome but missing some context — and it’s not the biggest threat to media freedom on the agenda.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

Mayne’s guide to media company AGMs this season

With Peter Costello, Gina Rinehart and Kerry Stokes all entering the fray, it’s shaping up to be an AGM season of big personalities and even bigger corporate adjustments.

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JOURNALISM | 12

On folk devils and the Oz‘s circle of confected outrage

The Australian is trying to whip up a moral panic against “activist journalists” and journalism academics. University of Canberra associate professor Glen Fuller explains why.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 7 UNLOCK?

How to do business journalism on TV? It’s a question of priorities at Aunty

Losing The Business would leave the ABC without a major business show on ABC1. But is a specialist program the best way to use Aunty’s resources?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 14 UNLOCK?

News Corp CEO thinks you should wait patiently for Game of Thrones

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson explains why he supports Essendon, points to good news in the Herald Sun and says you can wait 24 damn hours for your fix of Westeros.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | JOURNALISM | 4

Mayne: Gina Rinehart the wildcard at upcoming Fairfax AGM

Will Roger Corbett be staying on as chairman of the Fairfax board? Or more importantly: does Gina Rinehart want him to?

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM |

iSentia index: burqas, budget woes and Russell Crowe

The NRL grand final proved to be a welcome distraction from the argy-bargy in parliament over burqas and Queensland.

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JOURNALISM | 5

Postcard from Young, the ‘Muslim capital of the outback’

The Daily Telegraph has dubbed Young, NSW, the “Muslim capital of the outback”. But former Young Witness cadet Chloe Booker finds the reality is much more complex.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 23

Clover Moore lifts the veil on what the Tele won’t publish

The Daily Telegraph says the City of Sydney isn’t delivering on major projects. Lord mayor Clover Moore says the Tele is misrepresenting her and the projects by refusing to publish her responses to journalists’ questions.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 10

‘An alarming message about the ABC’s future’: Lewis named for ABC board

The author of the Lewis Review into the ABC’s efficiency will be assured a greater influence than expected, after he was controversially appointed to the broadcasters board yesterday.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM |

Seven demands a sneak peek of Sunrise producer’s tell-all

Seven wants an advance copy of Adam Boland’s new book. Despite his assurances there’s nothing in it to worry about, the network has taken him to court to get it.

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JOURNALISM | 3

Media briefs: Clare on community TV … Grey Lady cuts … ISIS began here? …

Labor doesn’t mind community TV being kicked off the airwaves — it just says they need more time. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4

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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