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‘Still completely fucked’: Fairfax confirms massive cuts

Fairfax is still planning to slash its regional newsrooms nearly in half.

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Is information on Facebook fair game for journalists? Fairfax says yes

SMH deputy editor Ben Cubby faced some tough questioning on why Fairfax published an article revealing a director’s holiday details.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a disappointment all round

Nine’s night in the metros, but not in the regionals where Seven was a very easy winner. That’s yet another example of the clear split between metro and regional viewers that many in TV ignore. Seven’s new line up didn’t really grab metro viewers. Home and Away did OK nationally with 1.233 million viewers , […]

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Chancellor adds Property Observer to investment portfolio

Real estate news website Property Observer has been sold — to its founding editor, Jonathan Chancellor.

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Fairfax Victorian regionals brace for final cut as subeditors go in New Zealand

Today Fairfax will announce what it plans to do with its regional newsrooms. And it is not expected to be good news for journos.

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Murdoch’s incendiary, red-headed ‘up yours’ to the Leveson Inquiry

It’s been an open secret for months now that Rebekah Brooks will be returning to the Murdoch stable, but does Rupert really have the gall to place her back into a senior editorial role in the UK?

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Media briefs: 2UE’s revenge … Tele still Tory … Turnbull’s pout …

Ray Hadley thinks 4BC couldn’t get much worse. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Magic jobs vanish, but hey presto, MEAA nowhere to be seen

All but one of the presenters at Magic 1278 have lost their jobs, in the latest wave of redundancies to affect commercial radio after the Macquarie/Fairfax merger. Crikey journalists Sally Whyte and Myriam Robin report.

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Radio nowhere: can talkback work nationally?

The new Fairfax-Macquarie radio behemoth wants to get rid of local hosts and syndicate content. But will the audience tune out? Crikey journalists Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte report.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

My Kitchen Rules bounces back.

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Media briefs: TV while blind … cadetships at Seven … Rundle on the establishment …

The ABC begins offering audio descriptions through iView. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Crikey 15: a 2004 timeline, or the year Hillary Bray came clean

Crikey looks back at 2004, the year our star columnist shed his pen-name, as our founder batted away rumours of a sale.

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Five-year figures show 2012-13 was Murdoch’s annus horribilis

Five-year figures reveal the context for Crikey’s publication of leaked News Corp accounts last year — and it’s true, 2012-13 was an awful year.

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Media briefs: Middleton bows out … CBA exec sues … Capote on the small screen …

The Monthly has a new online editor. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

My Kitchen Rules no longer cock of the roost.

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Breaking: PR hacks enjoy own party

The Age’s society pages have covered a party thrown by a shoe company — and exclusively quoted people who work either for the company or for the PR company that put it on …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: The Block gets one over MKR

Well, The Beast (My Kitchen Rules) was muzzled somewhat last night and had to withstand a counter attack from the The Block. As a result, Seven had its closest win with My Kitchen Rules in the schedule for sometime, but Nine did very well in the major demos, and so claimed a sort of “moral” victory […]

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Media briefs: disclosure at last … thanks, Dad … millions for media bosses …

Ryan Stokes to head the family business. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Accountants at 20 paces: News and Fairfax square off over tax story

Fairfax says News Corp is avoiding paying its fair share of tax. News says that’s nonsense, and points to a disappearing and reappearing paragraph in a Fairfax story as proof.

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Digital disruptions: Harold Mitchell

The media buyer and philanthropist sings the praises of smartphones, but still reads six newspapers each day.

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Media briefs: Benaud’s generosity … Fairfax NZ wants free content … ads on your ABC …

Richie Benaud’s kind letter to an aspiring cricketer. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC wins out

Thankfully The Checkout returned to ABC last night. Home and Away ticked over for Seven last night. If they hadn’t been in the schedule, it would have been a night more dull than it was. The telemovie of Redfern Now on ABC was also more than OK.  The Checkout’s return was appreciated by viewers: 1.077 million watched nationally […]

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Josh Bornstein hoaxer advocates genocide on Israeli news site

Someone went to great lengths to imitate the persona of Australian writer Josh Bornstein, using his profile to publish a hate speech polemic on The Times of Israel’s website.

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Media briefs: AFR on penalty rates … Clover v Tele thaws? … Abbott praises Aunty …

The Australian Financial Review has a lot of cheek on penalty rates. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC chooses quality over quantity

Only three programs of note last night. The Beast (AKA My Kitchen Rules) won the night for Seven with 2.180 million national viewers,  assisted by a solid effort from Criminal Minds with more than 1.36 million national viewers. The other two (confused? Well, Criminal Minds was only an assist, not a standout performer) were the penultimate […]

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