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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: a mid-tier response for a mid-tier lineup

It’s been another fun Fanta-soaked morning of celebration at Ten — MasterChef Australia and Offspring helped the network beat Nine into second (and a distant second) behind Seven last night in the metros in its strongest result for yonks. But in the regions it was more of the same  old - third behind Seven and Nine.  But for […]

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Media briefs: ABC’s unkind cuts … Godwin’s law … brownface …

Peter Lewis has departed Southern Cross Media — could it be Ten’s dismal ratings that drove him out? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Mal Turnbull so camera-shy at Rupert’s party

The Australian celebrated its 50th birthday with a gala dinner in Sydney — but why was Turnbull so shy, and where was Ken Cowley? Crikey stood outside to get the goss.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: is Ten fudging the figures on Family Feud?

Seven’s night as The X Factor regained its ratings mojo after Monday night’s big dip, managing 1.929 million national/ 1.244 million metro/ 685,000 regional viewers (where it was also number one). Ten’s Family Feud jumped to 929,000 national/ 719,000 metro/ 210,000 regional viewers. But how do we know? Ten is pulling a swiftie — it’s simulcasting the program at […]

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MEDIA | 5 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: ABC departures … you’re fired … Jones’ death …

In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that the English-language division of Radio Australia will be shut down, we now know some of the names of the journalists who will lose their jobs. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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BERNARD KEANE | MEDIA | 6 UNLOCK?

Dear George: the direction is AWAY from data retention — it doesn’t work

Europe and the United States are moving away from data retention, despite what the Attorney-General may claim.

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iSentia Index: Palmer rules broadcast as Senate wrangling dominates coverage

Clive Palmer and his rag-tag bunch of senators have got people talking across all forms of media.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 8

Out with radio, in with digital? ABC tries to remain a global broadcaster

Without a television network, are you still an international broadcaster? The ABC has a plan, but after absorbing 80 redundancies, some insiders are sceptical.

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50 things The Australian hates

We celebrate The Australian’s 50th birthday with a list of 50 things that have come in for a lashing of its poisoned pen.

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MEDIA | 14

Watchdog or attack dog? The Australian at 50

Australia’s only nationwide broadsheet turns 50 today. Former Australian media writers Matthew Ricketson and Andrew Dodd take a look at the vendettas it has pursued over the years.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 5

UPDATED: Around 80 jobs to go as ABC rejigs foreign coverage

The Asia Pacific News Centre and the ABC’s International Division are likely to contribute most of the 80 redundancies announced to staff this morning, as the ABC grapples with the budget cuts.

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Malaysian govt tightens grip on media freedom

The Malaysian government has never been friendly to an open and democratic press. But its lawsuit against an online publication is taking things to another level. Former Malaysiakini intern Jarni Blakkarly reports.

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Media briefs: Thorpie comes out … breakfasts with Rupert … Rove rejoins the roost …

What Ten didn’t tell us about Rove joining The Project, and other media tidbits of the day…

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA |

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven wins, despite Ten’s star interview

Ten’s interview with Ian Thorpe wasn’t enough to topple Seven from the top spot.

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GUY RUNDLE | MEDIA | 5

Rundle: anatomy of a beat-up on Aboriginal literacy

The Australian is tearing down a straw-man in its stories on Aboriginal education this week. Time for a Rundle reality check.

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MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | MEDIA |

Follow Friday: @raceymicehell on @MIFFofficial

Balancing the demands of elite cinephiles and casual cinema-goers is a challenge Melbourne International Film Festival artistic director Michelle Carey is ready to tackle.

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GLENN DYER | MEDIA | 1

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: World Cup finals steal viewers from Sunrise, Today

A strange day of TV, with MasterChef coming up trumps and Clive Palmer storming off 730.

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MEDIA | 2

Media briefs: unhatched chickens … Fairfax un-frozen … anonymous ads …

The new senate isn’t very good for print deadlines. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Origin dominates the night

Nine was always going to win last night in metro and regional markets because of the third NRL State of Origin game. It dominated viewing last night, though not to the same level as we saw with the record numbers for Game 1, and then even higher viewing figures for Game 2. The dead third […]

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Media briefs: Nine locks down… $15 million to Guardian Australia?… Keating responds …

The Guardian’s financial accounts reveal clues about how much money the Australian operation got from Graeme Wood. And other media tid-bits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | MEDIA | 4

Exclusive watch: what makes an exclusive, and who has the most?

An investigation? An interview? Or a drop? There appears to be no consensus on what deserves to be called an exclusive in Australia’s major papers.

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SALLY WHYTE | MEDIA | 1

Broadcasting the Olympics doesn’t turn a profit, so why do it?

TV networks pay big bucks to broadcast international sport in the middle of the night. Why?

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PATRICK BAUME | MEDIA |

iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but MasterChef

Well, what can top 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final belting of Brazil this morning? NSW beating Queensland 50 -7 in tonight’s third and final State of Origin on Nine. Not on, but it’s not often sport makes history in a conventional sense.  Given the importance of soccer to Brazil’s national psyche and […]

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Media briefs: fact-checking The Guardian … mad world … WSJ’s 125th

All is not as it seems on an Indonesian story on The Guardian. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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