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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 14 UNLOCK?

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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MEDIA | 6 UNLOCK?

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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MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Shakeup at Dateline … exclusive watch … Ten crumbling …

The Sydney Morning Herald claims a Crikey story as an exclusive, plus other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC reels in viewers

Thankfully the ABC saved the day last night, wiping Ten off the dance floor as the Chaser team returned with Media Circus and a whack or 30 at the media. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell continued to serve up its own whacks as a lead in to The Chasers. And Home Delivery returned after The Chaser […]

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STILGHERRIAN | MEDIA | 8 UNLOCK?

How ABC 702 Sydney failed the Blue Mountains, and Twitter won this morning

Coverage of last night’s wild storm that lashed Sydney seems to show that, in a digital age, Twitter is a more reliable source of information than old media.

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MEDIA | 13 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s industry policy won’t achieve much — and that’s not a bad thing

The government’s new industry policy is small-scale and will achieve little - and that’s not a bad a thing, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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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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MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Sydney Uni privacy row … Could you get a cadetship? … Greenslade baits …

The University of Sydney has asked the SRC to make student rag Honi Soit redact the name of a student accused of taking and sharing nude photos of another student without her knowledge, and other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers turn off in droves

Viewers were not really interested on what went to air last night. No program had a million or more viewers in the five metro markets. Dancing With The Stars waddled its way across our screens last night, looking much like the average age of its demo at times. It was at least colourful and had […]

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PADDY MANNING | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

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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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 8 UNLOCK?

ABC’s flagships could be sacrificed to fund online future, warns Scott

Efficiency savings might be achieved without program cuts, but if the ABC can’t use them to fund innovation, it’ll have to cut into programming anyway, Mark Scott said in Melbourne last night.

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HELEN RAZER | MEDIA |

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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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: farewell Louise … getting shirty … Gotham boosts Nine lineup …

What’s the difference between a “shirtfront”, “shirt-front” and “shirt front”? And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The X Factor finally gets a win

The X Factor finally burst into life for Seven last night, giving the network a win in metro markets and a huge victory in the regional markets. The X Factor had its best figures so far this series (it had been battling The Block Glasshouse which had proven dominant) and topped the two million national mark […]

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MEDIA | 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 | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

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 | MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

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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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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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 5 UNLOCK?

The end of Tinder for Mandarins? PM&C cracks down on social media

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s already absurd social media restrictions are now even sillier and more draconian.

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MEDIA | 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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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Bathurst and The Block finale pull big numbers

Seven’s coverage of Bathurst ended yesterday in a blaze of prangs and last lap dramas. It was the longest Bathurst ever, topping , a minute and a bit under eight hours and topping the 1974 epic (which I actually drove from Brisbane to see — thems were the days). The final 10 minutes had 2.3 million metro […]

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MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Kim Williams’ news on News … Opera Ball without opera … new shows on Channel 7

Kim Williams on adapting and adopting in journalism. And other media tidbits of the day.

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IRFAN YUSUF | MEDIA | 45

Emma Alberici (and the West) doesn’t understand anything about Muslims

Emma Alberici’s drawn praise for her heated interview with the head of a radical Islam group, but her conduct was not exemplary.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 6

How the AFP avoids pesky paper trails when it asks for your data

The AFP obtains metadata “informally” from foreign communications companies — and no one’s keeping any records.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 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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