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Media briefs: hasta la vista … Ten plugs leaks … Maj’s magic mushrooms …

Spain has introduced new copyright laws that would cost Google a mint. Instead of paying up, Google’s getting out of the news business in the country. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but the cricket

Thankfully we had a full day of Test cricket, absorbing, skilful and good TV in the traditional summer sense (even if the weather in Sydney was autumnal, even early winterish). Last night’s programming was light on, especially Seven with its run of repeats. Nine won the night in both metro and regionals markets. Nine has helpfully […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 9 UNLOCK?

Too left-wing for News Corp? Business Spectator bids farewell to Rob Burgess

Rob Burgess has taken a redundancy from News Corp’s Business Spectator, after disagreeing with “some other journalists” about his views on things like carbon pricing and the mining tax.

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Government’s full-blown war on the internet is here at last

Data retention is central to the government’s crackdown on filesharing — illustrating how its war on the internet is driven by commercial interests.

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HELEN RAZER | MEDIA | 18 UNLOCK?

Razer’s Class Warfare: get over yourselves, Daily Life writers, Latham not worth a petition

Change.org petitions and a manufactured Fairfax feud only get in the way of hard-hitting analysis of the real goals of feminism.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: repeats and the cricket

The best you could say about last night’s programming that the test cricket was wonderful, even with the rain delays. The highlight of the night was on ABC with the repeat of a QI Christmas Special; on Seven it was the final episode for the year of Home and Away  — oh, the crash/accident, who will survive? […]

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Media briefs: slaves to Facebook … Rowling scores … person of the year …

Why J.K. Rowling is the best deal-maker in show-business. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Meet the mystery man (and privacy fan) who’ll be sparring with Rupert

The Press Council’s new chairman, David Weisbrot, is quite unknown in media circles. But maybe that’s a good thing.

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iSentia index: the end of a long, long year for the government

The government finished off its last sitting week of the year with a bang.

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GUY RUNDLE | MEDIA | 47 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the Right is coming for your children

If you wonder how the “othering” of other people’s children happens, just ask Christian Kerr, who used a photo of a Senator’s daughter to illustrate a four-line “story” about nothing.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: farewell to Margaret and David

A mixed night. Nine and Seven shared the spoils in metro and regional markets, as did Ten and the ABC  for third and fourth place. The ABC was more watched in the metros because of the very solid audience for the last episode of At The Movies with Margaret and David. It had 936,000 national/ […]

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Media briefs: the British are coming … Murdoch raises cash … silly season begins …

Michael Bloomberg lures away The Economist’s editor-in-chief. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Razer: take up Stella Young’s activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.

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Overseas coverage sweeps Walkleys as ABC cuts jobs at Foreign Correspondent

Four of Foreign Correspondent’s producer’s finish up this year, as the program gets its budget trimmed in 2015. But executive producer Steve Taylor says the show will be stronger than ever.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a quiet night for all

Seven’s night in both metro and regional markets from Nine, with Ten third in the metros and fourth in the regionals. The ABC was third in the regions and fourth in the metros. But it was just another night in summer as we could see from Home and Away being the most watched non-news program […]

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | MEDIA | 4

Goodbye to my friend Stella, we owe you so much

Shakira Hussein pays tribute to the biting, brilliant wit of Stella Young — and a life free from inspiration porn.

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Media briefs: NM settles … SMH journos in the Tele … Insiders beats Bolt …

Sydney University professor Barry Spurr and his legal team, headed by Sydney silk Arthur Moses QC, have reached a confidential settlement with New Matilda over the publication of the professor’s private emails. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers head to the beach

Not the best of weekends to be watching TV. Seven can claim bragging rights in the metros by a solid margin, but in the regions, it won by a country kilometre or daylight. Ten was third and the ABC fourth in the metros, but in the regions that was reversed and the ABC was a […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 11

‘They’re trying to take the journalism away’: Oakes and Ferguson on pollies’ obstinacy

Gold Walkley winners Sarah Ferguson and Laurie Oakes discuss the art of political interviewing.

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Media briefs: Jones is back … mix-up at AFR … the Murdoch challenger …

How’d you like (at least) three more years of Alan Jones? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another dire night

Well, Nine and Seven shared the night but it was one of those nights where viewers were out enjoying themselves, or turned on the digital channels which again collectively had considerably more viewers than any of the network’s main channels or the network groups. 36.7% of the free to air audience was watching the digital […]

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 5

And the award goes to: ABC budget cuts and bad ’80s music

Australian journalism’s night of nights gave hardworking journos an opportunity to celebrate their best and brightest — but not without a few harsh words for the bosses.

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Media briefs: why sell Ten … Seven’s exec reshuffle … iSentia wins content-harvesting licence …

The Ten Network conducts a “Dutch auction”. And other media tidbits of the day.

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iSentia index: Annus Horribilis or Year of Achievement? The media marks the Abbott government down for 2014

Coalition losses and artificial intelligence got the media and media waters talking this week.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 10

Bolt defamation litigant loses case, will declare bankruptcy

Victoria’s Supreme Court threw out a defamation case against Andrew Bolt and landed plaintiff David Barrow with a $500,000 cost judgement. He nonetheless tells Crikey he’s glad he stood his ground.

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