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Media briefs: Random House apologises … pricing The Economist … how to lose a front page story …

It only took hours for a front-page story in the Australian Financial Review to come crashing to the ground. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins again

It was baaaackkk … My Kitchen Rules, that is, was back in the Seven line up last night. As a result ratings for Nine’s The Block (1.153 million national viewers) and Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (824,000 national viewers) returned to their disappointingly low levels after their holiday boosts on Sunday […]

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SIMON CHAPMAN | MEDIA | 35

Chapman: sorry, Gerard, I actually am an authority on health

University of Sydney Professor of Public Health Simon Chapman hits back at his fans in The Australian.

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MEL CAMPBELL | MEDIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Bikes, tattoos, puppies and urinals: on peak Guardian

Can you walk your bike up a hill? Are beards over? Are we too dismissive of the rights of the differently abled? It’s time to delve into the world of peak Guardian.

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Media briefs: Abbott loses The Oz? … mix-ups at The Age … Murdoch’s Prince …

Which News Corp columnists are bagging Abbott, and which ones are holding firm? And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven cuts Nine and Ten a break

Seven rested My Kitchen Rules last night (and again next Sunday night, according to the early guides) and the mice played, with The Block and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, plus Shark Tank all doing better than on previous Sunday nights. The Block had 1.582 million national viewers without MKR presence; Celebrity’s eviction part of […]

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Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Fairfax will be spruiking Domain in an investor briefing next month — and all anyone will want to know is how it plans to take on market leader REA. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

MMP, union at loggerheads as management claims readers don’t want news

The Weekly Review will better serve local communities by ditching the news content to focus on lifestyle, MMP content director Emily Rayner says.

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Media briefs: no apology but here’s a loan … republishing press releases … Dateline scores …

Darren Goodsir refuses to apologise to the Oz. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a weak night for everything but MKR

Monster Kitchen Rules won it for Seven with more than 2 million national viewers and over 1.3 million metro viewers. And that was the night. Fans of Katherine Heigl (not me!) didn’t show up to support the debut episode of State of Affairs on Seven last night. It had 932,000 national viewers, which is just […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 17 UNLOCK?

Press Council slams the Oz, but Mitchell’s having none of it

The ongoing war between the national broadsheet and the press council heats up — not that The Oz’s editor-in-chief is worried.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Ghosts of 2011 come back to haunt Kerry Stokes

There is an echo of the 2011 Seven West deal that is slowly emerging to haunt Seven and Stokes.

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GUY RUNDLE | MEDIA | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: what ‘political correctness’ means in 2015

Why is that most ’90s of terms, “political correctness”, back in public discourse?

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: no luck for Nine

The night of the Cooking Monster (AKA My Kitchen Rules) which had a huge 2.447 million national viewers — over 1.7 million metro and over 700,000 regional viewers. It completely squashed the opposition, helped by another solid night for the excellent Winter on Seven which had 1.3 million national viewers. So Seven won the metros and the […]

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Media briefs: Fairfax rewards shareholders … Lateline returns … SMH turns Mandarin …

Fairfax rewards shareholders. Fairfax’s shareholders are about to be rewarded, with the media company announcing its first share-buyback since 1999 this morning as it posted encouraging half-year results. The company plans to buy back 5% of its shares over the next 12 months. This comes on top of a 2c fully franked dividend to be paid […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 5

No news but good news: MMP journos told to get on Team Melbourne

The Fairfax-owned Weekly Review magazines have scrapped local news coverage altogether.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 4

Howard Sattler is back, and he doesn’t care what you think

Controversial shock jock Howard Sattler has launched his own internet radio channel, broadcasting eight hours a day, five days a week. And he is not exactly sorry about that one time he insulted Julia Gillard’s partner …

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PATRICK BAUME | MEDIA |

iSentia Index: government efforts to save Chan and Sukumaran become very public

Volumes much lower this week, with much of the media moving on quickly from the no spill result to get onto more pressing matters like the cricket World Cup, but in terms of political coverage it remains all about Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the PM receiving five times as much coverage as his nearest rival […]

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MEDIA | 9

Media briefs: vote for me … defending Ferguson … Seven cleans out …

Comparing ratings to war dead isn’t the most tactful way to spice up your TV review.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: no hope for MKR rivals

One program ruled last night, again, OK!  My Kitchen Rules  — 2.444 million viewers across the country including more than 1.7 million in the metros. As a result, Seven wins and wins easily. That meant Nine’s The Block struggled, as did Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which also found it tough going. Almost […]

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MEDIA | 36

O’Brien: we’re asking the wrong questions about Ferguson’s Hockey interview

Former host and interviewer for 7.30 Kerry O’Brien says criticisms like Colleen Ryan’s risk creating a climate of self-censorship, sanitisation and timidity at the ABC.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 13

Press gallery veterans back Ferguson’s ‘blood on your hands’ moment

Fairfax journalist Colleen Ryan has suggested 7.30 host Sarah Ferguson was ‘disrespectful’ to Joe Hockey on budget night last year. But press gallery veterans say it was a great question.

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Crikey 15: Toby Ralph’s notes from the digital disruption

Crikey has asked spinners, pollies, journos and others about the shifting media landscape over the past 15 years. What’s good, what’s changed and what’s next? In this, the first in our ongoing Digital Disruptions series, we talk to veteran spinner Toby Ralph.

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Mayne: Rupert and Jeff Kennett open up on Twitter

Crikey’s founder has a direct interaction with the most powerful man in the media world.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 2

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a nasty shock for Nine

A big win for Seven as it experienced the same level of shock this morning as Seven did yesterday. Seven was very surprised to see the way the audience, especially in metro markets, failed to support their expensive Australia: the Story of US. This morning Nine will be shattered to see that viewers deserted Gallipoli […]

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