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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC streets ahead of the commercial networks

ABC’s audience numbers from last night should serve as a reminder to Ten that quality programming is the only way to attract viewers.

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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One out of Ten: pessimism on ads, but cash to build programming

Ten bosses are trying to stay optimistic about their chances of clawing back revenue — at least according to the network’s latest results.

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PADDY MANNING | MEDIA | 35

Turnbull pulls the plug on FTTP, so ‘we’re back to the drawing board’

More than 3.4 million Australian homes are stuck with bog-standard broadband, thanks to the Coalition’s latest NBN misstep. Our own correspondent feels dudded.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 7

How the media fingered a star paedophile — and prejudiced his case

Without the media, it’s likely Robert Hughes would never have had to face a court. But because of the media, his lawyer is arguing he could never have had a fair trial.

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MEDIA | 7

Media briefs: graphic borrowed … Palmer v News … Carr’s comfy …

News.com.au has a very familiar-looking graphic. Plus why News Corp is obsessed with Clive Palmer’s gut, and other media tidbits.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: all eyes glued to MKR and The Block

A blockbuster night on Seven and Nine left all other channels scrambling to attract viewers.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | MEDIA | 6

Fairfax sorry for the ‘throw away’ racist cartoon that made it to print

A Fairfax newspaper has run a cartoon poking fun at African people for having fat lips, rejected elsewhere for being “too offensive”. The Bendigo Advertiser has offered a full apology.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 132

A hard case of harmful speech: should we ban anti-vaccination talk?

There are better examples of speech that causes harm than the ones we’re debating in relation to the Racial Discrimination Act. What about the anti-vaxxers?

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STILGHERRIAN | MEDIA | 10

Heartbleed reveals a big hole in Australia’s cybersecurity strategy

Now this is a fair dinkum threat to internet security: the Heartbleed bug threatens to impact thousands of websites and the everyday security of internet users. Smaller web users are most vulnerable.

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PATRICK BAUME | MEDIA |

iSentia index: WA Senate and ICAC get people talking

The ICAC hearing and WA Senate do-over kept party leaders at the forefront of political discussion across the country.

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Media briefs: Janet v 18c … racing v mining … March madness …

Rundle: the 18c wars, latest dispatch … Wrong place for a mine (better for horses) … Front page(s) of the day …

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: another shocker for Ten

Ten’s decision to replace The Biggest Loser with a cooking show was a strange programming move — and the audience wasn’t interested.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | MEDIA | 53

From the brains behind Rhonda and Kevin07, how to sell climate change

Many Australians do not believe the scientists on climate change. We’ve asked some of the country’s brightest advertising brains how to sell the message to a sceptical public.

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Media briefs: Ten on Schapelle … Oz polling … Gillard on GoT …

Julia Gillard has turned her hand to film reviewing… and other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block‘s last hurrah in sight

The Block is nearly over for another season, but the tension isn’t enough to beat My Kitchen Rules.

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Media briefs: Stutch hits back … Vox pops … Gale cover …

Michael Stutchbury slams Media Diary’s claim that the Fin doesn’t break stories. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA |

After jumping through enough ad hoops, a paywalled circus begins

Advertisers don’t want to advertise to women in their 50s, and that was a problem for online startup The Hoopla. Now the business will shift to a risky revenue model derived from the audience.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: The Block dominates in its dying days

A predictable win for The Block last night, although it might be the last good news for some time for Nine.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 10

Scott v Mitchell: the ABC debate that never happened

ABC boss Mark Scott was happy to debate The Australian’s editor Chris Mitchell, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Will the epic media bout ever take place?

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Clown prince: how Clive Palmer bought himself a WA media frenzy

Palmer’s spent half a million on ads. And for those who don’t watch ads, he’s spent weeks playing the buffoon, earning him more coverage than any other party running on Saturday, write Myriam Robin and Ania Dutka.

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 9

SBS seeks ABC-style independence (and a $20 million loan)

With the ABC under pressure from the government, SBS wants to have the same level of independence. Bernard Keane and Farz Edraki on an FOI investigation by Crikey.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 9

The new media cadets: older, more experienced, exhausted by the climb

In today’s competitive hustle for journalism jobs, you’re never too old or too qualified for an entry-level position. Crikey goes behind the scenes on Fairfax’s gruelling cadet application process.

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Media briefs: stay tuned: Ten results … GOT love … Letterman retires …

Ten’s own moment of truth … Why Game of Thrones is must-watch TV … David Letterman announces his retirement …

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine’s night over a sleepy Seven

Football and no My Kitchen Rules proves to be a winning combination for Nine.

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