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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 7

News Corp increases its dominance as Fairfax circulation in freefall

It’s red everywhere, but Fairfax’s print circulation declines have been the deepest, ABC data reveals.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 4 UNLOCK?

SBS evades questions on future of flagship show

Insiders say SBS management is in the process of dramatically downsizing the journalistic ambitions of Dateline, but SBS says no decisions have been made.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: a race to the bottom

Another so-so night, with only the ABC and some of the digital channels showing programs with a spark of interest for viewers. Nine was the most watched network in metro markets. In regional markets Seven won total people, Nine won the demos, Ten had more viewers, ABC easily beat Ten into third in the main […]

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Media briefs: blame Clover … paper mills slash jobs … magazine sales dive …

Sydney’s bike lanes were not Clover Moore’s idea, but that won’t stop The Daily Telegraph’s vendetta machine. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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SBS insider reveals secret plan to kill Dateline

SBS’ international current affairs show Dateline has won numerous awards in its 30 years on air. But supervising producer Allan Hogan reveals the show is about to be gutted.

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MEL CAMPBELL | MEDIA | 16 UNLOCK?

A little ditty ’bout Tony and Vlad

When did Russia’s kleptocratic, despotic and murderous leader become everyone’s favourite wacky, lovable hunk?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 3

Royal prank case tests media regulator’s limits

A case involving 2Day FM and Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the potential to dramatically extend the powers of the broadcast regulator at a time when the government is keen on media deregulation.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: viewers flock to secondary channels

Seven won Total People in metro and regional markets (streeted Nine actually in the regions), the ABC was third and Ten a weak fourth). ABC TV management did the right thing yesterday and gave Mad As Hell another season, and Shaun Micallef the starring role in a new series  where he plays a struggling former […]

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Media briefs: tabloids battle the Reds … ABC line-up … audiences desert TV …

The Reds are coming! And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 15 UNLOCK?

Up to 500 jobs to go as ABC, SBS funding cuts are finalised

As the magnitude of cuts to the public broadcasters firms up, decisions on how to reshape ABC and SBS are beginning to emerge.

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PATRICK BAUME | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

iSentia Index: Defence pay, budget woes and a “tense” Putin-Abbott handshake

PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie dominated discussions this week as she agitated for a better defence force pay deal.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a disappointing night all round

Thanks to Dancing With The Stars, the grizzled veteran, Seven won the night clearly in metro and regional markets in Total People. Nine though says it won the major demos, while Ten had a better night with programs viewers wanted to watch, even if they were repeats in some cases. Dancing With The Stars was the […]

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Media briefs: cartoon theft … Seven West slump … audience shuffle …

Jacqui Lambie pilfered someone else’s cartoon, recaptioned it and posted it to her Facebook page without permission — and she’s not in the least bit sorry. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 5 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters don’t trust companies on data retention

Voters don’t trust communications companies to store their metadata safely, today’s Essential Report reveals, and they don’t back the AFP using it to go after downloaders.

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Self-serving Business Council’s energy report poisons gas debate

The BCA’s latest energy report exists only to mislead Australians and degrade public debate — not that you’d read about it.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 14 UNLOCK?

‘Utter bastardry’: Big Ideas’ fate hangs in the balance

The ABC’s director of television says no decision has been made on Big Ideas. But the show’s Twitter and Facebook accounts beg to differ.

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Media briefs: repeating the error? … buy one, get one free … MPs and their wives …

Did Four Corners lead its viewers astray? And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: repeats rule the night

Nine won the metros from Seven, the ABC and Ten. Seven won the regionals from the ABC and then a distant Ten. Ten’s Party Tricks went out with a whimper of 723,000 national viewers (and yes, Nina lost the election — she’s now a single mum without a hubbie or an electorate or a state to run). […]

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Hacking, bribery fallout fells more Murdoch journos

There is bad news all round for Rupert Murdoch’s UK papers, with two journalists convicted of bribery and phone hacking, the “fake sheikh” under the microscope and The Sun’s sales falling to a 43-year-low.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: nothing but the cricket

The Twenty 20 tip and run won the night for Nine in metros and the regionals with 1.669 million viewers. End of story. Seven was a distant second, the ABC third and Ten was fourth in metro markets and the regionals as well. Nine won Total People and the demos. The Twenty 20 game was […]

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Media briefs: no more Big Ideas … sexy dead tree editions … Bolt endorses Sat Paper …

How many stories about a single sex survey can you fit into the one edition of a newspaper? And other media tidbits of the day.

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MEDIA | 15

Big business offers guide on how to be out of touch on taxation

Big business and its spruikers are out of touch on transnational tax avoidance — and it’s not just a matter of fairness, either, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: ABC manages the best programming

Almost a draw in the metros with Seven just ahead in Total People and the main channels, and doing well in the demos. In the regions, Seven was a bigger winner. The ABC also was third in the regions, with Ten a distant fourth, unlike the metros where Ten had its nose in front in […]

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Media briefs: digging The Beast … deal-mania … dirty deeds …

The Daily Beast comes out roaring, Seinfeld pays a visit to Parliament and other media tidbits for the day.

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Australian papers dead weight in the News Corp stable

Despite reassurance from News Corp officials, the News and Information services publishing arm continues to struggle, write Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer.

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