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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 124

A hard case of harmful speech: should we ban anti-vaccination talk?

There are better examples of speech that causes harm than the ones we’re debating in relation to the Racial Discrimination Act. What about the anti-vaxxers?

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STILGHERRIAN | MEDIA | 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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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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MEDIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Janet v 18c … racing v mining … March madness …

Rundle: the 18c wars, latest dispatch … Wrong place for a mine (better for horses) … Front page(s) of the day …

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another shocker for Ten

Ten’s decision to replace The Biggest Loser with a cooking show was a strange programming move — and the audience wasn’t interested.

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From the brains behind Rhonda and Kevin07, how to sell climate change

Many Australians do not believe the scientists on climate change. We’ve asked some of the country’s brightest advertising brains how to sell the message to a sceptical public.

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MEDIA | 12 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Ten on Schapelle … Oz polling … Gillard on GoT …

Julia Gillard has turned her hand to film reviewing… and other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block‘s last hurrah in sight

The Block is nearly over for another season, but the tension isn’t enough to beat My Kitchen Rules.

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MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: Stutch hits back … Vox pops … Gale cover …

Michael Stutchbury slams Media Diary’s claim that the Fin doesn’t break stories. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA |

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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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block dominates in its dying days

A predictable win for The Block last night, although it might be the last good news for some time for Nine.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 10

Scott v Mitchell: the ABC debate that never happened

ABC boss Mark Scott was happy to debate The Australian’s editor Chris Mitchell, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Will the epic media bout ever take place?

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MEDIA | 22 UNLOCK?

Clown prince: how Clive Palmer bought himself a WA media frenzy

Palmer’s spent half a million on ads. And for those who don’t watch ads, he’s spent weeks playing the buffoon, earning him more coverage than any other party running on Saturday, write Myriam Robin and Ania Dutka.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 9 UNLOCK?

SBS seeks ABC-style independence (and a $20 million loan)

With the ABC under pressure from the government, SBS wants to have the same level of independence. Bernard Keane and Farz Edraki on an FOI investigation by Crikey.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 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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MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Media briefs: stay tuned: Ten results … GOT love … Letterman retires …

Ten’s own moment of truth … Why Game of Thrones is must-watch TV … David Letterman announces his retirement …

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine’s night over a sleepy Seven

Football and no My Kitchen Rules proves to be a winning combination for Nine.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 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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GLENN DYER | MEDIA |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: bad luck for Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues deserved a much bigger audience than it got — and it’s Ten’s fault.

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MEDIA | 3

Media briefs: Oz b-day … exclusive watch … Optus oops …

Guess whose birthday it is! Guess whose! OK, it’s not till July, but guess! The Australian is giving everyone plenty of time to buy it the best presents. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | MEDIA |

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 | MEDIA |

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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Media briefs: Scott on News … ‘Carnegie’s Den’ … Knight’s injury …

Mark Scott warns of News monopoly … Advertorial for free in The Australian … Media jumps gun on Knight’s injury …

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a big night for Seven, a shocker for Ten

Seven’s keeping viewers hooked by pairing hyped-up new shows with proven favourites.

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Media briefs: April fools … IPCC media wrap … cutting pork …

How the nation’s media covered the IPCC report, plus the best April Fools’ jokes and other media tidbits of the day.

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