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‘An embarrassment or a disaster?’: journos weigh in on the gladiatorial interview

Kerry O’Brien says journalists these days are going for shock tactics, rather than eliciting information. But is that a bad thing?

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The enduring loneliness of BRW, Fairfax’s forgotten child

Former entrepreneurial powerhouse magazine BRW has just one employee. What is Fairfax going to do with the publication?

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Sex, drugs and Molly Meldrum: behind the scenes of counter-culture mag Go-Set

Phillip Frazer didn’t know a lot about music when he launched Go-Set with his friend Tony Schauble in 1966. But what a glorious ride it was.

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Trust in media: the best newspapers get worse, and the worst get better

Good new for The Daily Telegraph — it’s not the least trusted paper in Australia anymore.

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Mathieson quits The Australian, after missing out on ABC gig

The Australian’s editor has handed in his resignation.

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Seven spoils Pearce exclusive as simulated dog sex nets a cool $60k

There’s big money in photos and videos of sports stars in controversial acts, as Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer report.

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‘How to keep a sexy house’ and other gems from Cleo‘s first issue

As we say goodbye to the iconic Australian women’s magazine, Crikey takes a look at some of the best bits of the first issue.

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Isentia Index: Memes at the ready! PM calls for Aussies to mock Daesh online

Summer holidays be damned: our politicians are still in business mode.

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Do naked AFL player pictures constitute ‘revenge porn’?

Woman’s Day has published pictures of Collingwood footballers Dane Swan and Travis Cloke in their birthday suits, but the pictures don’t constitute “revenge porn”.

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Compact, schmompact: Fairfax has gone tabloid

An increase in adverse Press Council complaints and looming defamation action suggest Fairfax might have gone tabloid after all, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

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Paul Whittaker takes Clover Moore obsession to the Oz

How many articles about the lord mayor of Sydney can the Oz’s national readership stomach?

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Bill Leak, New Matilda and the freedom to troll

Yes, the cartoon in The Australian was racist. But it seems like it was published only to make the left jump up and down and scream “racism”.

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Oz defends ‘racist’ Bill Leak cartoon: critics didn’t get the joke

A cartoon in The Australian isn’t making fun of Indians, but climate activists, argues the paper’s editors.

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Age shield law win a great victory for journalists — and their sources

Grocer Antonio Madafferi’s case against The Age was the first test of Victoria’s new shield laws.

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No free lunch: what journos learned on their Israel junket

Is it possible to write objectively about Israel if you have been treated to an all-expenses-paid vacation?

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Too fast, too furious: anger revving up as Fairfax outsources Drive

Fairfax has announced it will make six journalists redundant as part of a new joint venture. The mood in newsrooms is very black indeed.

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Mitchell steps down, with PR … sorry, journo detailing his accomplishments

Chris Mitchell has formally announced his retirement as Australian editor-in-chief, write Crikey media reporter Myriam Robin and intern Jess Davis.

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Isentia Index: Tony Abbott performs Suspicious Minds twice at karaoke, world twice as unimpressed

Everyone is shaking it off except Abbott.

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Why the media are so fascinated by Peta Credlin

Is Peta Credlin the reason for the Abbott government’s downfall? Is fascination with her reasonable political comment, or just pure sexism?

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Isentia index: It’s ‘not a time for gestures or machismo’… or cake with Tony?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s five-nation tour is on a brief hiatus, after introducing himself to at least 20 leaders, and will finish at the CHOGM summit in Malta next week after stopping by Parliament’s final fortnight of sitting. His national security speech yesterday outlined the reasons for not stepping up Australia’s military response against ISIS, […]

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News Corp redundancy axe falls swiftly and silently

News Corp has announced it is making 55 staff redundant, with some already shown the door.

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Junket watch: Sharri Markson pinged for non-disclosure

Sharri Markson and five other Australian journalists have spent time in Israel as guests of the Israeli government. But not all were keen to disclose their hosts’ largesse …

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How the West can defeat Islamic State

From unilateral military action to involving Syria and Russia, there are numerous theories as to the best way to defeat the terrorist threat of Islamic State.

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Sorry, Tuesday newspapers, your days are numbered

If newspapers want to save money by cutting the lowest-selling editions, Monday or Tuesday is likely on the chopping block.

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‘Magical’ newspapers take a hammering in circulation figures

Hey presto! Watch as their print editions (slowly, painfully) disappear!

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