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Journalism, or just good PR? Meet Australia’s newest media publisher

ANZ is the first bank to set up a corporate newsroom in Australia. Is it just a PR exercise, or will it do good journalism? And should readers trust it? Crikey went to the launch.

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: the great disconnect edition

Are voters really turning against the Abbott government? The polls say yes, but there might be something bigger at play here.

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MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @adellewaldman, inside the mind of the hideous man

Adelle Waldman’s first novel is an insightful and probing look inside the mind of the casually cruel man. Our correspondent ponders his own life in chatting with her about writing and Twitter.

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Turnbull pulls the plug on FTTP, so ‘we’re back to the drawing board’

More than 3.4 million Australian homes are stuck with bog-standard broadband, thanks to the Coalition’s latest NBN misstep. Our own correspondent feels dudded.

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STILGHERRIAN | ONLINE | 10

Heartbleed reveals a big hole in Australia’s cybersecurity strategy

Now this is a fair dinkum threat to internet security: the Heartbleed bug threatens to impact thousands of websites and the everyday security of internet users. Smaller web users are most vulnerable.

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: WA Senate and ICAC get people talking

The ICAC hearing and WA Senate do-over kept party leaders at the forefront of political discussion across the country.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

After jumping through enough ad hoops, a paywalled circus begins

Advertisers don’t want to advertise to women in their 50s, and that was a problem for online startup The Hoopla. Now the business will shift to a risky revenue model derived from the audience.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | 9

The new media cadets: older, more experienced, exhausted by the climb

In today’s competitive hustle for journalism jobs, you’re never too old or too qualified for an entry-level position. Crikey goes behind the scenes on Fairfax’s gruelling cadet application process.

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BERNARD KEANE | ONLINE | 4

Attorney-General’s moves fast on new telco security arrangements

The Attorney-General’s Department is pursuing a new security framework to bring telecommunications companies and ISPs under tighter government control. But it appears to be treading softly on data retention.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | ONLINE |

Stop press! The Herald Sun front page that never was

There was drama at the Herald Sun last night when a court ordered it to ditch its front-page story at the last minute. What happened and why?

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

iSentia index: Knights, dames and boats

Prime Minister Tony Abbott was back at the top of the charts this week, with his latest announcements proving particularly unpopular.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | 1

A fleeting introduction, a whole world of coverage: Lachlan’s first day

Many of the journalists at News Corp’s Holt Street bunker barely saw Lachlan Murdoch yesterday. If you really want to know what’s going on, you’d best go outside the organisation.

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MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE | 2

Follow Friday: @nils_gilman, prognosticating the paradox of the future

Nils Gilman is a futurist, pessimist and just about the smartest person you could follow on Twitter. He takes on banks, the GFC, social inequality, and where we as a species are heading.

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

iSentia index: Abbott and Sinodinos keep the cycle spinning

It was a week of leaders sticking by their men in the wake of controversy, across state and federal politics.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | 2

Move over, BuzzFeed: how Junkee is making its own way (and making money) online

If Junkee can survive BuzzFeed, the team at Sound Alliance will have created something rather unique. But read the fine print on who’s paying for some of the content.

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MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE | 2

Follow Friday: @MarkAdomanis, injecting nuance and numbers into Russia debate

There’s plenty of myth and misinformation around Russia and the Ukraine. Writer Mark Adomanis wants to move beyond a debate which tends to be black and white.

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

iSentia index: state elections and arts funding get people talking

The results of the Tasmanian and South Australian state elections show how much difference a change in electoral process can make.

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BERNARD KEANE | ONLINE | 7

AGD returns to data retention, wants Twitter, Facebook interception powers

The Attorney-General’s Department, chastened by its previous experience, wants to consult again on data retention — but also has Twitter and Facebook in its sights.

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A March in March media blackout? How to get your protest covered

A few short stories, a few snarky ones. March in March didn’t rate, according to the nation’s media. How come, and how can activists make sure their voice is heard?

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STILGHERRIAN | ONLINE | 2

NSA’s malware and spying ops far more powerful than you think

The NSA has the post powerful online spying apparatus in the world — and it’s just getting started. Crikey’s resident tech-head explains the power of malware.

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JASON WHITTAKER | ONLINE | 1

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

Voters aren’t particularly concerned about the prospect of more Liberal-led governments at COAG. Meanwhile, Essential Research finds support for Tony Abbott’s government improving.

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MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | ONLINE |

Follow Friday: @ClaireBerlinski, talking Turkey in Paris

Writer, academic and ex-Istanbullu Claire Berlinski watches events in Turkey with a heavy heart but little surprise. To those interested in the region, she’s a leading voice on Twitter.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Food fight: it’s forks at 20 paces for journos and bloggers

Food bloggers are crashing into the industry previously dominated by professional critics, and it’s ruffling some feathers. Don’t they deserve freebies like the “real” journos?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | ONLINE |

How China is using a fake news service to spread its propaganda

One of the coveted spots for foreign media at Chinese press conferences is going to a “journalist” from Global CAMG — a front for the Chinese government and not a legitimate news organisation at all.

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Audits clear ABC of bias, but don’t expect critics to listen

The ABC has started conducting regular audits of bias in its news coverage. The first two, released today, posed nothing to worry about.

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