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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 10 UNLOCK?

How the ABC bungled the story of the ‘5-year-old rape victim’

The ABC reported a five-year-old had been raped on Nauru. That turned out to be false — so how did the ABC get it so wrong?

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Happy 40th, Press Council — the Twitter lynch mob has lots of complaints for you

The Press Council is turning 40 — and thanks to social media, it’s handling more complaints than ever.

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‘An embarrassment or a disaster?’: journos weigh in on the gladiatorial interview

Kerry O’Brien says journalists these days are going for shock tactics, rather than eliciting information. But is that a bad thing?

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The enduring loneliness of BRW, Fairfax’s forgotten child

Former entrepreneurial powerhouse magazine BRW has just one employee. What is Fairfax going to do with the publication?

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Trust in media: the best newspapers get worse, and the worst get better

Good new for The Daily Telegraph — it’s not the least trusted paper in Australia anymore.

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Mathieson quits The Australian, after missing out on ABC gig

The Australian’s editor has handed in his resignation.

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Scientologists launch new media strategy

Australia’s Scientologists stand ready to answer questions, they assured journalists on Friday.

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Seven spoils Pearce exclusive as simulated dog sex nets a cool $60k

There’s big money in photos and videos of sports stars in controversial acts, as Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer report.

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‘Synthetic balance’: the ABC’s editorial quandry

Is suggesting a journalist write a negative piece about Labor “balance” for writing a negative piece about the Coalition?

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‘How to keep a sexy house’ and other gems from Cleo‘s first issue

As we say goodbye to the iconic Australian women’s magazine, Crikey takes a look at some of the best bits of the first issue.

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Isentia Index: Memes at the ready! PM calls for Aussies to mock Daesh online

Summer holidays be damned: our politicians are still in business mode.

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Compact, schmompact: Fairfax has gone tabloid

An increase in adverse Press Council complaints and looming defamation action suggest Fairfax might have gone tabloid after all, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

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Bolt Report might be canned, but Bolt’s not going anywhere

Channel Ten might not have renewed The Bolt Report, but Andrew Bolt says he will be on TV more than ever.

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Did the ABC gag its tech journo to stay in Turnbull’s good books?

An ABC technology writer, who has taken a redundancy, says the public broadcaster “gagged” him from writing on the NBN so as not to upset the Liberals.

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Hird flies to Sydney for a sympathetic ear

James Hird schedules a tell-all interview that is already arousing controversy.

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Press Council could rule on pixelated image of Briggs whistleblower

The Jamie Briggs scandal has resulted in a complaint to the Press Council.

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Fair Work upholds ‘Hunger Games’ redundancy at ABC

No luck for Karen Tan at the Fair Work Commission.

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The jealousy list: 2015’s best journalism (outside Crikey)

The best reads from 2015.

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Know your ‘colourful businessman’ from your ‘Cup queen’? Take Crikey’s annual tabloid moniker quiz

Have you been paying attention? Take our tabloid monikers quiz!

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Is Michelle Guthrie going to sell ads on your ABC?

Given her commercial experience, is Michelle Guthrie likely to partially commercialise the ABC? An interview this morning suggested she might be open to it.

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Paul Whittaker takes Clover Moore obsession to the Oz

How many articles about the lord mayor of Sydney can the Oz’s national readership stomach?

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Bill Leak, New Matilda and the freedom to troll

Yes, the cartoon in The Australian was racist. But it seems like it was published only to make the left jump up and down and scream “racism”.

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Oz defends ‘racist’ Bill Leak cartoon: critics didn’t get the joke

A cartoon in The Australian isn’t making fun of Indians, but climate activists, argues the paper’s editors.

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The Oz full of praise — and accusations — for Kate McClymont

Chris Mitchell praises Kate McClymont’s investigative chops, while Sharri Markson goes her rival for ICAC coverage.

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Stephen McDonell on why Beijing will be the last bureau standing

The ABC’s China correspondent of 10 years is bowing out to work for the BBC. But he’s not leaving Beijing.

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