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MARGARET SIMONS | JOURNALISM | 1

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 | 8 UNLOCK?

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 UNLOCK?

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 | UNLOCK?

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 UNLOCK?

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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JOURNALISM | 19

The ABC debate: Mark Scott on why the ABC is just fine as it is

The ABC isn’t offering anything radically new — it’s just updating its mission for the digital age, writes ABC managing director Mark Scott.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 11

News Corp, ABC sitting pretty on Walkley noms while Fairfax tumbles

And the nominees are …

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JOURNALISM | 62 UNLOCK?

The ABC debate: we have Mamamia and BuzzFeed, we don’t need the ABC anymore

Much of what the ABC does is already being done by others, writes James Paterson, deputy executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | JOURNALISM | 8

Barry Spurr v New Matilda: battle lines drawn in landmark privacy case

New Matilda has been accused of breaching the privacy of Professor Barry Spurr in publishing his personal emails. The case could set important precedents for privacy law in Australia, experts told Crikey.

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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 | 7

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 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 | 36

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

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

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 |

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

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

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

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 |

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

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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