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PADDY MANNING | JOURNALISM | 9 UNLOCK?

How the oil and gas lobby throws mud on peer-reviewed research

Crikey’s business editor pulls apart a pro-CSG press release that is, to put it politely, a little bit bullshit.

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JOURNALISM | 5 UNLOCK?

What we will lose when state 7.30 reports are cut

Glen Fuller, University of Canberra assistant professor, and Andrew Nardi, journalism and communications student, delve into the content that will be missed when state 7.30 reports go off the air.

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JOURNALISM | 6

The Australian media’s Sunni-Shia problem

SBS, Fairfax and the Daily Mail have all quoted “prominent Shiite spokesman” Jamal Daoud. Problem is, Daoud is a Sunni. Freelance journalist Serkan Ozturk reports.

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JASON WHITTAKER | JOURNALISM | 9

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

The Communications Minister confirmed the ABC budget will be slashed by $254 million over the next four years — or 2.6% of its $5.5 billion budget — while SBS will lose $25.2 million (1.7%) over the period.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: G20 a mixed bag for PM, despite Modi magic

G20 coverage dominated the media this week, with PUP troubles providing local relief.

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JOURNALISM | 5

As we chuckle at the ‘cali-fatties’, real questions remain unanswered

Western young men travelling to the Middle East to become jihadis is a serious problem that demands serious coverage. But all the tabloids care about it is jelly belly jihadis. Irfan Yusuf, lawyer, author and commentator, reports.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 12 UNLOCK?

Dateline purge as SBS hunts down traitors and dissidents

Dateline’s 25-strong team will be reduced to a handful of permanent positions as the program moves to a half-hour format in 2015. Staff were told they wouldn’t be needed next year in one-on-one meetings yesterday.

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CRIKEY INTERN | JOURNALISM | 2 UNLOCK?

Putin on the koalas: how the world’s media reported the G20

From India to Canada, China to Russia, Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov scour’s the world’s media for their take on Brisbane’s G20.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 6 UNLOCK?

Hogan sacked as Ebeid plays down extent of changes to Dateline

Dateline is down one supervising producer after Allan Hogan was sacked, following a piece he wrote for Crikey on the future of the program.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 7

News Corp increases its dominance as Fairfax circulation in freefall

It’s red everywhere, but Fairfax’s print circulation declines have been the deepest, ABC data reveals.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 4 UNLOCK?

SBS evades questions on future of flagship show

Insiders say SBS management is in the process of dramatically downsizing the journalistic ambitions of Dateline, but SBS says no decisions have been made.

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MEL CAMPBELL | JOURNALISM | 16 UNLOCK?

A little ditty ’bout Tony and Vlad

When did Russia’s kleptocratic, despotic and murderous leader become everyone’s favourite wacky, lovable hunk?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 15 UNLOCK?

Up to 500 jobs to go as ABC, SBS funding cuts are finalised

As the magnitude of cuts to the public broadcasters firms up, decisions on how to reshape ABC and SBS are beginning to emerge.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM | 1 UNLOCK?

iSentia Index: Defence pay, budget woes and a “tense” Putin-Abbott handshake

PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie dominated discussions this week as she agitated for a better defence force pay deal.

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BERNARD KEANE | JOURNALISM | 18 UNLOCK?

Self-serving Business Council’s energy report poisons gas debate

The BCA’s latest energy report exists only to mislead Australians and degrade public debate — not that you’d read about it.

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GLENN DYER | JOURNALISM | UNLOCK?

Hacking, bribery fallout fells more Murdoch journos

There is bad news all round for Rupert Murdoch’s UK papers, with two journalists convicted of bribery and phone hacking, the “fake sheikh” under the microscope and The Sun’s sales falling to a 43-year-low.

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JOURNALISM | 15

Big business offers guide on how to be out of touch on taxation

Big business and its spruikers are out of touch on transnational tax avoidance — and it’s not just a matter of fairness, either, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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JOURNALISM | 2

By the numbers: The Fin‘s divestment obsession

What’s the biggest story in the business world? It’s the ANU’s decision to divest from fossil fuel funds, which is bigger news than the Glencore/Rio merger … apparently. Tom Swann, research assistant at The Australia Institute, crunches the numbers.

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HELEN RAZER | JOURNALISM | 24

Razer’s class warfare: Sharri v Barrie — a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Sharri Markson’s incorrigible self-interest is actually a symptom shared by many journalists in an industry that won’t stop talking about itself.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 5

McClymont gives the crowd what they want at Olle lecture

The crowd — minus the News Corp journos who were elsewhere — lapped up Kate McClymont’s Andrew Olle lecture, but where were the pollies?

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MARGARET SIMONS | JOURNALISM | 2

The ABC debate: the ABC must innovate

Without the freedom to innovate, the ABC will just become the commercial media’s shadow, writes Margaret Simons

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 12

Public interest in the eye of the beholder in Spurr/Peris email leaks

New Matilda and the NT News have both published damaging stories based on personal emails in recent weeks. Views differ markedly on whether they were right to do so.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 2

Is the ABC overstaffed in Canberra? Not at all, it insists

THe ABC is the largest single contingent in the Press Gallery. But no one else does as much as it does, a spokesman says, hitting back at accusations the ABC won’t talk about its staffing levels.

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PATRICK BAUME | JOURNALISM |

iSentia index: budget negotiations drag on as voters lose interest

Even the most hardcore political junkies are tiring of the government’s dog-whistling on terrorism, asylum seekers and the budget.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 17

State 7.30 shows under threat, but still more popular than Leigh Sales

The loss of the local editions of 7.30, which used to be called Stateline, have prompted a fierce reaction, and a look at the ratings helps reveal why.

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