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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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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 UNLOCK?

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 UNLOCK?

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 UNLOCK?

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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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: farewell to The Bach, hello to Beauty and the Geek

Like reading certain publications for the pictures, sorry, the articles, watching programs like The Bachelor and Big Brother is part of the grim reality of writing about the media and TV. But there’s one program that makes me shudder every time it appears in the schedule and that is the Seven Network’s Beauty and The Geek. It slithered […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 14 UNLOCK?

News Corp CEO thinks you should wait patiently for Game of Thrones

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson explains why he supports Essendon, points to good news in the Herald Sun and says you can wait 24 damn hours for your fix of Westeros.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Mad As Hell delivers quality over quantity

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell on ABC at 8 pm is the only TV program which explains the current bout of madness and right wing Looney Tunes atmosphere we in Team Australia find ourselves mired in. Host Shaun Micallef should be up for a Gold Logie and a Gold Walkley. (The program’s depiction of Bill Shorten is […]

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Media briefs: SBS warns staff … News on Palmer … out-Chanticleering the Fin

Clive Palmer’s launched News on News, and it’s a little disappointing. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 6 UNLOCK?

What we know about the man likely to be the next SBS chair

Not much is known about the man said to be the new SBS chair. Crikey trawled through the archives to find out what we could.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Gina Rinehart the wildcard at upcoming Fairfax AGM

Will Roger Corbett be staying on as chairman of the Fairfax board? Or more importantly: does Gina Rinehart want him to?

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Labor’s Methuselah spots the digital challenge and opportunity

John Faulkner has gone further than ever before in urging Labor Party reform — but his analysis of the threats and opportunities to his party is every bit as important.

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iSentia index: burqas, budget woes and Russell Crowe

The NRL grand final proved to be a welcome distraction from the argy-bargy in parliament over burqas and Queensland.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine coasts on the last days of The Block

Nine’s night in a close one, thanks again to The Block Glasshouse, which wraps up in an extravaganza on Sunday night which could mark the top of the property market, especially in Melbourne. It had 1.985 million national/ 1.390 million metro/ 595,000 regional viewers. Seven’s Dancing With The Stars lost viewers in its second outing […]

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MEDIA | 7

Media briefs: cost-cutting at Bauer … ABCs at Fairfax … TV loves a scandal …

The Courier-Mail apologises for yesterday’s front cover. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 11

No fairytale ending for The Bachelor‘s Blake and Sam — but what of Ten?

The Bachelor was a welcome success for Channel Ten, but not enough of a hit to drag the network out of its slump.

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New TV deals create cash bonanza for US sports industry

The value of new broadcast deals will top sales of sponsorships and merchandise this year, and contribute most to revenue growth in the North American sports industry.

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Postcard from Young, the ‘Muslim capital of the outback’

The Daily Telegraph has dubbed Young, NSW, the “Muslim capital of the outback”. But former Young Witness cadet Chloe Booker finds the reality is much more complex.

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