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Abbott gets green light from red tops, but refugee speech sinks in UK press

Tony Abbott has brought his “stop the boats” message to the UK. But as Crikey media reporter Myriam Robin and freelance journalist Alan Austin report, Britons weren’t completely on board …

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Isentia Index: Hockey departs, having never quite seemed like the real thing

It was a quiet week all round, with internet chatter about our PM dying down to a dull roar.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Kenny: we need more journos on Nauru, but keep Bacon out

Chris Kenny has spoken about his recent visit to Nauru, saying more journos — but the right sort — should be allowed to visit the island.

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In which we hold our noses and defend the Daily Mail

Publishing pictures of a photo shoot is not a breach of privacy. And “spoiling” the end of a reality show is a refusal to kowtow to PR flacks, not an ethical quandry.

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Chris Kenny, refugee advocate at odds over Nauru rape complainant interview

A refugee advocate has become embroiled in a stoush with The Australian’s Chris Kenny over an interview he conducted on Nauru.

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Isentia Index: ‘breaking’ news, our PM is not short of pennies

Money, power and football all got people talking over the past week.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

How a student rag scored Adam Goodes’ first interview in months

Honi Soit co-editor Dominic Ellis told Crikey the publication had been seeking an interview with Goodes, through his PR team, for months

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Isentia Index: John Howard and Malcolm Turnbull take a Walk of Wonder near a science organisation

It’s back to business for the government, with a big focus on terrorism.

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Andrew Bolt’s five stages of grief

Shed a tear for Andrew Bolt, who has lost his leader and gone completely to pieces. Crikey intern Sunny Liu and managing editor Cassidy Knowlton chronicle the long, sad spiral.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

The paywall is dead. Long live the paywall.

Will paywalls ever be enough to replace the rivers of gold?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

What the Hockey judgment means for Twitter

Are tweets part of a story? Are they journalism or advertising? The Hockey-Fairfax case opens a whole new can of worms for journalists in the digital age.

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Isentia Index: Jeff Kennett’s ‘deafening bellow’ wins out over Julie Bishop’s ‘death stare’ in AFL grand final, according to PM

It was a footy-flavoured week in politics, amid talk about the TPP.

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Isentia index: ‘Bieber fever’ is real and it’s here

Along with the Biebs, Malcolm Turnbull’s women cabinet ministers also made a splash.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Does Mitch Fifield still want to privatise the ABC?

What does the new Communications Minister mean for Australia’s public broadcasters?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Vic govt steps up after feds muffle The Conversation

The Conversation has secured a grant of $1 million a year from the Victorian government for the next three years.

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How the world’s febrile media remember Tony Abbott

Farewell to the mad monk — the world’s media reacts to Turnbull’s successful coup, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

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Isentia Index: Sales of onions up as Australia memes the heck outta #libspill

There was only one game in town this week … spill time!

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Isentia Index: Syria and IS dominate discussions as the Abbott govt turns two

It was all about Syria and refugees during the past week’s media coverage.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Fairfax journos to be given click reports

Fairfax journalists will soon know how exactly their stories are tracking online. But will this lead to a journalistic change?

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Isentia index: friendship groups, but not for reading press releases

Operation Fortitude is the least of the government’s worries this week, writes Isentia’s Clovelle Car

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With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

UNSW’s Tharunka is no longer going to have an elected student editor. Is this the end of it as a boundary-pushing voice for students?

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PATRICK BAUME | ONLINE |

Isentia Index: Clive dances with peanut butter and Labor MP admits his Tupperware cupboard is messy

Sex, lies and peanut butter all got people talking about Aussie politics.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

Latham off the leash gives lawyers plenty of ammunition

Just about everyone copped a serve from Mark Latham over the weekend.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ONLINE |

‘Mitchell wants to shut down dissenting views’: Carlton defends Ford from the Oz

The Australian has taken Fairfax columnist Clementine Ford to task for supposedly abusive tweets she directed at News Corp columnist Rita Panahi.

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HELEN RAZER | ONLINE |

Latham’s just a boy, standing in front of a nation, asking it to love him

What is the real difference between a self-indulgent Mark Latham column and a celebrity Instagram?

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