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Seven spoils Pearce exclusive as simulated dog sex nets a cool $60k

There’s big money in photos and videos of sports stars in controversial acts, as Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer report.

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Hypocrisy, thy name is Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter to vent his frustration with Google’s recent UK tax deal. Problem is, News Corp’s tax track record isn’t exactly flawless.

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Isentia Index: Abbott and Bishop … to infinity and beyond!

It’s been a battle of patriotic wills and political ambition this week, as Australia Day brought up the idea of a republic again.

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Media briefs: Pyne v Marles … Fox News stands up for journalistic integrity … Inside ABC Fact Check …

We knew Sky News liked to do things cheaply, but we didn’t expect this.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: sport drags on

Unfortunately for the Seven Network and many sports nuts, the final of the men’s Australian tennis titles will be played tonight when Novak Djokovic meets Roger Federer in one of the semi-finals. Normally that would be a high rating final on Sunday night, but such was the draw, and Federer’s small dip in the rankings, […]

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‘Synthetic balance’: the ABC’s editorial quandry

Is suggesting a journalist write a negative piece about Labor “balance” for writing a negative piece about the Coalition?

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The Guardian set to go bust by 2025

Unless some serious cost-cutting measures are introduced, The Guardian will go broke within a decade.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: patriotic sport

An awful effort by both Australian teams in the men’s and women’s T20 games against India in Adelaide yesterday. A touch of hubris there by the Aussies? Certainly dropsy in the field didn’t help, nor cautious batting by the men, especially opener Finch who should be flicked and replaced by someone who can bat at […]

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Media briefs: two daily newspapers shut … Twitter’s tabloid … National Review turns on Trump …

How the New York Daily News Became Twitter’s Tabloid. And other media tidbits of the day.

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‘A nightmare’: ABC archives at risk as copyright concerns hamper digitisation

Copyright laws mean some of Australia’s cultural history might disappear forever.

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Media briefs: background press releases … Rear Window scribe to Oz … why Bauer is struggling …

A big coup for The Australian. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: sport is for winners

Sydney rules, OK? The Thunder won the Men’s and Women’s BBL yesterday and last night. Dasha lost in the women’s tennis in Melbourne, but Roger The Dodger won easily in a late match. Nothing else mattered last night. The second session (Sydney batting) had a total of 1.752 million viewers across the country on Ten […]

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Ex-ABC journo sticks by ‘gag’ claim, though illegal recording sheds little light on saga

Did the ABC ‘gag’ its tech journo from writing about the NBN in order to keep Malcolm Turnbull onside? The journo sticks to his guns, but a recording of his conversations with editors is unclear.

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Media briefs: Media Watch v Nick Ross … MEAA canvassing … the more things change …

Media Watch stands by its story about then-ABC tech journo Nick Ross. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: all for Hewitt

As expected a lot of tennis and cricket last night, and not much else. Lleyton Hewitt retired from singles after his expected defeat by Davide Ferrer at the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne on Seven. (Hewitt is playing doubles, and will be also be commentating on Seven later in the tournament). In Adelaide at the […]

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‘How to keep a sexy house’ and other gems from Cleo‘s first issue

As we say goodbye to the iconic Australian women’s magazine, Crikey takes a look at some of the best bits of the first issue.

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Media briefs: Rupert a twit? … Farewell Cleo … UK sex pickle scandal …

Is Rupert Murdoch buying Twitter? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: tennis v cricket

It was a case of not knowing where to look last night if you were into tennis or cricket (when the Aussies were batting). Nine was the venue of choice. When India was batting, Seven’s tennis was the venue of choice, and then a rush back to Nine to see India’s “record run choke”. In […]

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Isentia Index: Memes at the ready! PM calls for Aussies to mock Daesh online

Summer holidays be damned: our politicians are still in business mode.

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Media briefs: Cleo folds … truth is out there … Palmer under fire …

Yes, Cleo is folding. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but sport

Lleyton Hewitt worked his magic for yet another night for Seven, and will be back to do the same on Thursday. The little Aussie battler remains a big drawcard for the Australian viewing public. But as energetic as the match up between Hewitt (ranked 308 in the world) and fellow Aussie, James Duckworth (ranked 129th), […]

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Do naked AFL player pictures constitute ‘revenge porn’?

Woman’s Day has published pictures of Collingwood footballers Dane Swan and Travis Cloke in their birthday suits, but the pictures don’t constitute “revenge porn”.

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Compact, schmompact: Fairfax has gone tabloid

An increase in adverse Press Council complaints and looming defamation action suggest Fairfax might have gone tabloid after all, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

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Media briefs: are things that bad? … three-person station … dark arts of celebrity clickbait …

Goodness gracious, Queensland is in administration? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: summer snooze

Overall, a night which bored the audience: Big Bash cricket on Ten, the first day and night of the Australian Open tennis on Seven and a collection of repeats on Nine (which won Total People and shared second with Ten behind Seven in the main channels) was hardly an inspiring offer for viewers. In the […]

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