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SALLY WHYTE | JOURNALISM |

Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on that defamation suit

Crikey speaks to Stephen Mayne, on defamation, losing his house and having a generous corrections policy.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 3 UNLOCK?

Media Watch watch: should targets get the right of reply?

The ABC’s flagship media show has changed in recent years, to become less commentary and more journalistic in tone. And a former executive producer says that’s down to a certain blue heeler …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6

‘Indigenous news doesn’t rate’: NITV News axed

SBS is scrapping its half-hour nightly indigenous news program, with an “undisclosed current affairs program” to go in its stead.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1 UNLOCK?

Thanks but no thanks: no ongoing work for Hun cadets

Cadetships used to be a way for journalism graduates to get a foot in the door of the competitive media industry. But, this year, the Herald Sun has offered ongoing work to just one of its five cadets.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

Live-blog: SBS and ABC directors face Senate Estimates

It’s the first Senate Estimates session of 2015, and the Senate’s Environment and Communications Committee, chaired by the Liberal party’s Anne Rushton, is ready to grill the managing directors

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SIMON CHAPMAN | JOURNALISM | 34

Chapman: sorry, Gerard, I actually am an authority on health

University of Sydney Professor of Public Health Simon Chapman hits back at his fans in The Australian.

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MEL CAMPBELL | JOURNALISM | 7 UNLOCK?

Bikes, tattoos, puppies and urinals: on peak Guardian

Can you walk your bike up a hill? Are beards over? Are we too dismissive of the rights of the differently abled? It’s time to delve into the world of peak Guardian.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

MMP, union at loggerheads as management claims readers don’t want news

The Weekly Review will better serve local communities by ditching the news content to focus on lifestyle, MMP content director Emily Rayner says.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 17 UNLOCK?

Press Council slams the Oz, but Mitchell’s having none of it

The ongoing war between the national broadsheet and the press council heats up — not that The Oz’s editor-in-chief is worried.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 5 UNLOCK?

No news but good news: MMP journos told to get on Team Melbourne

The Fairfax-owned Weekly Review magazines have scrapped local news coverage altogether.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4 UNLOCK?

Howard Sattler is back, and he doesn’t care what you think

Controversial shock jock Howard Sattler has launched his own internet radio channel, broadcasting eight hours a day, five days a week. And he is not exactly sorry about that one time he insulted Julia Gillard’s partner …

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia Index: government efforts to save Chan and Sukumaran become very public

Volumes much lower this week, with much of the media moving on quickly from the no spill result to get onto more pressing matters like the cricket World Cup, but in terms of political coverage it remains all about Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the PM receiving five times as much coverage as his nearest rival […]

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JOURNALISM | 36

O’Brien: we’re asking the wrong questions about Ferguson’s Hockey interview

Former host and interviewer for 7.30 Kerry O’Brien says criticisms like Colleen Ryan’s risk creating a climate of self-censorship, sanitisation and timidity at the ABC.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 13

Press gallery veterans back Ferguson’s ‘blood on your hands’ moment

Fairfax journalist Colleen Ryan has suggested 7.30 host Sarah Ferguson was ‘disrespectful’ to Joe Hockey on budget night last year. But press gallery veterans say it was a great question.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | JOURNALISM | 4

Crikey 15: the very first edition of Crikey

What did Crikey look like on Valentine’s Day 2000?

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JOURNALISM | 4

Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 13

Policing the press gallery: why Miranda Devine was booted from Parliament

The Daily Telegraph’s Miranda Devine and BuzzFeed’s Simon Crerar have been caught breaking the parliamentary rules. But doesn’t everyone do that anyway?

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iSentia Index: PM survives spill while polls continue to dive

A huge week in state and federal politics kept Tony Abbott in the glare of the media spotlight.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 1

Will The Huffington Post cannibalise Fairfax’s readers?

Media buyers and analysts have welcomed Fairfax’s entrance into a joint venture with The Huffington Post. Eating half the pie is better than having none of it.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM |

The digital news outlets beyond the Press Council’s reach

The Guardian and the Daily Mail are increasingly central to the news consumption habits of Australia. But neither body is covered by the Press Council — a problem its outgoing chairman says might lead to a rethink of the Press Council’s role.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4

Disney throws a grenade at News Corp in Press Council swan song

The Press Council chair only mentioned News Corp once in his speech to the Press Club today. But read between the lines, and it was a pointed criticism of the organisation’s hypocrisy on free speech.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4

A long-awaited release for Greste as Al Jazeera/Egypt tensions cool

Al Jazeera is playing nice with the regime these days. Is the Marriot cell now old news in Egypt?

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