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Media briefs: watch out, Gittins … sixes and sevens … Nielsen stats …

Jess Irvine has a warning for Ross Gittins. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 20

Turnbull sends community television to the gallows, leaves sector fuming

Thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise announcement yesterday, community TV stations have 15 months left on air.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: Big Brother bombs in the regions

Nine’s night, again in metros, with The Block Glasshouse leading the way. Ten was third and the ABC fourth. But in regional markets Seven had a small overall win, Nine won the main channels, and the ABC pushed Ten back to fourth, both overall and in the main channels as The Bachelor and Wonderland bombed […]

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Media briefs: Leak explained … Australian Property Review … FT wades in …

A full 25% of the Australian Financial Review was comprised of property ads this morning. And other media tidbits of the dya.

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Miranda Devine’s bizarre war on cyclists

Daily Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine has written a spray against bike lanes in this morning’s paper. Just where does her hatred of bikes come from? Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian has one suggestion…

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 9

‘Labor’s own Crikey‘ starts its subscription drive

Labor’s own Crikey has started asking Labor Party donors to sign up.

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iSentia index: one year on, is Tony Abbott the foreign affairs PM?

The Abbott government’s most popular minister has had a good run in the media this week, unlike many of her cabinet counterparts.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers switch off after premieres

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets easily, even though Big Brother’s audience slipped, falling under the one million mark in the metros. Ten was third overall in both markets and third in the main channels in the regions, but not in the metros where ABC was third. The Block Glasshouse saw its audience top […]

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Media briefs: Fairfax suitors pt 2 … iHype … Expoosive …

Apple release day means every tech company worth its salt is taking out the laundry. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Bureau of Regret: Mungo lives!

Anne Summers whipped Twitter into a frenzy with a tweet announcing the death of Mungo MacCallum. Let’s see what journalists and public figures piled on — and then hastily deleted their condolences when Mungo was found tucking into some eggs.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV delivers a night of false promises

It was Nine’s night in metro and regional markets with another big rating number for The Block Glasshouse and the returning Big Brother. Seven’s The X Factor was its own worst enemy in promising something that really didn’t matter, but was really aimed at the returning Big Brother on Nine. Ten was fourth behind the ABC in […]

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Media briefs: Fairfax mergers… Murdochrisy … Shine deal? …

If Fairfax is about to merge, why isn’t the sharemarket more excited? And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1

Meet the satirists who got Assange to don that mullet

Remember Julian Assange’s John Farnham turn during the 2013 election? The brains behind Juice Rap News talk to Crikey about rapping the news, a show with an agenda, and why they are bankrolled by the Kremlin.

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Making Twitter more like Facebook is a terrible idea

Twitter is considering changing its format so that it will curate your news feed. But that will defeat the entire purpose of Twitter — and a lot of breaking news will be lost in the process.

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News Corp leak points to systemic problems, say business experts

Legal threats and bluster only made things worse for News Corp in the face of Crikey’s investigation, SmartCompany deputy editor Eloise Keating reports.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: audiences fade away from reality TV

Nine’s night in metros and Seven’s in the regions as the audience again divided its preferences. Ten was fourth in both, behind the ABC. The Block Glasshouse dominated the night, topping the most watched lists in all markets. It had 2.234 million national/ 1.622 million metro/ 702,000 regional viewers. The live performance of The X […]

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Media briefs: eating roos … who wore it better … Lewis’ ABC? …

The Press Council’s ruling on that infamous kangaroo piece. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 5

Why the MEAA hated — then loved — then hated internet filtering

A kerfuffle that saw the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance briefly endorse internet filtering was likely the result of the significant siloing between different parts of the union, MEAA insiders told Crikey this morning.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers more interested in animal couples than The Bachelor

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets thanks to the final NRL game of the year for a Thursday night, and The Block Glasshouse in non-NRL markets. Ten was third in the metros and the ABC fourth. In the regions though, the ABC was a clear third and Ten and its offering of The Bachelor, […]

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Media briefs: Foxtel falls … newsworthy beheadings … Joan Rivers dies …

Foxtel spooked by the dawning of the age of digital streaming. And other media tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 1

‘The pay deal is terrible’: Fairfax journos lose money but keep their grades

Fairfax’s union members have finally negotiated an EBA with management, swallowing “lousy” pay increases for the ability to maintain their conditions.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a night full of junk programs

Nine’s night in metro and regional markets. Ten was third and the ABC was fourth, except in the regional main channels where viewers gave Ten the thumbs down and liked the ABC’s underwhelming offerings instead. Nine’s The Block Glasshouse again dominated the night with 1.707 million national, 1.151 million metro and 556,000 regional viewers. But is Wednesday […]

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Media briefs: ads on the ABC … Butler to Oz … Clooney on Rupert …

Woolworths has found a clever way to get its ads on the ABC. And other media tidbits of the day.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | MEDIA | 4

Islamic State, homicidal click-bait and the politics of snuff films

Real world violence can too often take on a false cinematic quality for those trying to understand and prevent it. It’s about time we went off-script.

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‘A bereavement’ for the ABC as Jim Middleton takes redundancy

ABC veteran Jim Middleton is leaving the ABC, having accepted a redundancy after 44 years at the public broadcaster.

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