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JOSH TAYLOR | ONLINE | 3

They fought the media and they … won?

Sometimes a defamation case brings more heartache (and cost) than it’s worth. Here are five times high-profile people took on the media, and while they technically won, the cost might have been too high.

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Isentia Index: The ‘age of entitlement’ is over – or is it?

Bronwyn Bishop and a hungry shark dominated media coverage this week.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | 3 UNLOCK?

Climate and China Spectator cut to one-man bands

While separate websites remain, the integration of Business Spectator into The Australian is almost complete.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | UNLOCK?

Are you Serial, Daily Tele?

The Daily Tele gets its Serial on by using an investigative journalism podcast to get to the bottom of two unsolved murder cases.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | 3 UNLOCK?

HuffPo asks Aussie writer to blog for free

In this day and age, can you launch a media start-up without paying writers? One publication is certainly trying.

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Isentia index: royal commission keeps spotlight on Shorten

It was a week all about Bill Shorten, if media coverage was anything to go by.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | 10

The Pyrrhic victory of politicians’ media boycotts

Media boycotts are nothing new, but are they actually effective?

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ONLINE | 7

Can Joe Hockey sue you for your drunken tweet?

Twitter users might be able tor rely on the defence of honest opinion to protect themselves from lawsuits, but it is no ironclad guarantee, write Giri Sivaraman and Nita Green of Maurice Blackburn.

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Isentia Index: ‘Isn’t this the Asian Century?’ And other concerns

Barnaby Joyce dominates media coverage, but not in the way he’d hoped.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE | 4

After six years, Broadsheet getting off the streets and into the kitchen

The food-and-drink publication has opened its own pop-up restaurant in Melbourne.

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‘Clickbait at your peril’: Hockey ruling makes digital publishing harder

The Hockey-Fairfax judgment threatens to radically alter how publishers approach social media promotion, write Myriam Robin and Margot Saville.

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Isentia Index: Q&A talk still lingers as new citizenship and asylum seeker laws are passed

Discussion of that Q&A episode continues.

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SALLY WHYTE | ONLINE |

Twitter reveals MPs’ closet turncoat tendencies

An analysis of Australian MPs’ Twitter accounts reveals who tweets left-leaning messages and whose tweets skew right. The results will surprise you.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Who’s on our side? A potted history of Zaky Mallah’s media appearances

Zaky Mallah has appeared in numerous media outlets over the years.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Greste: tax the internet, fund the ABC

Recently freed journalist Peter Greste says the ABC needs an independent funding stream. And he says your watching cat videos all day is just the place to find it.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | ONLINE |

Mayne: is the Sun King abdicating? Not exactly …

This latest shuffle is all about incrementally increasing Murdoch family power with the independent checks and balances of competent non-Murdoch managers being cast aside.

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Crikey Blogs | ONLINE |

Three steps to defeating anti-vaxxers

There are many people who have concerns about vaccinations but are not quite anti-vaxxers. Adam G. Dunn and Julie Leask explain how to reach them before their beliefs become too entrenched.

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

Isentia Index: Hockey channels Keating with get a (better) job comment

It was a quieter week in political media mentions, despite Joe Hockey’s housing comments.

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Media briefs: dream promotion for Killing Season … Suckling out …. Fairfax shakes up training …

The Killing Season cashes in on free publicity. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

Isentia Index: same-sex marriage passed ‘within a year’?

Soccer, same sex marriage and terrorism got people talking this week.

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SALLY WHYTE | ONLINE |

Have the Greens changed course on Israel?

An “unfortunate miscommunication” during an interview with a Jewish media outlet had many wondering whether Richard Di Natale was shifting the Greens to a party platform less sympathetic to Palestine.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Fairfax plagiarises surveillance story

Senior Fairfax journalist Philip Dorling says the lifted copy was “an embarrassing lapse of judgement”.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Sacked SBS reporter tries his luck with the law

Was SBS within its rights to fire Scott McIntyre for “offensive” tweets sent on Anzac Day? That’s for the courts to decide (though it probably won’t come to that).

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

Isentia Index: Johnny Depp’s dogs steal the budget week limelight

Australians were more interested in the fates of two celebrity dogs than the budget release.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Budget loser: Pyne refuses to extend funding for The Conversation

At the end of this financial year, The Conversation will say goodbye to 25% of its funding.

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