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Mayne: Corbett finally backs a successor at Fairfax

It can be tricky to find a suitable board replacement for yourself, but Roger Corbett has finally done it.

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GLENN DYER | PRINT |

Proposed magazine cartel looks good on paper

Magazine publishers and newsagents have agreed to trial a program to get rid of low-selling magazine titles.

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Thanks for the shout-out, Bolt, but you’re wrong again

Andrew Bolt has mentioned ambulance volunteer Rachelle Irving’s Crikey story on witnessing remote Aboriginal communities first hand. But of course, he has missed the point entirely.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 5

Regional newsrooms sliced in half as Fairfax ditches subs and photographers

Fairfax wants to make dozens of staff redundant from 13 Victorian publications as the reporters are asked to make do without subeditors or photographers.

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PATRICK BAUME | PRINT |

Isentia Index: Policy debate returns from a long nap

Political debate has turned back to policy, as calls for a spill die out.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | PRINT | 23

Hockey in the ‘dock’: Treasurer can’t recall much

Joe Hockey has taken the stand in his defamation proceedings against Fairfax.

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GLENN DYER | PRINT | 3

A back-of-the-envelope intergenerational report on print media

How will sales of The Australian Financial Review and The Australian look in 13 years? Let’s do the sums, with as much rigour as Joe Hockey applied to his much-touted IGR …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 3

New Press Council chief offers News Corp olive branch

For much of its 40-year history, the Press Council has been overly adversarial in how it approaches the media, its new chairman tells Crikey.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 1

Sorry the most expensive word: Age apologises in front-page splash

Fairfax has issued a possibly unprecedented front-page apology to the Melbourne teenager the paper misidentified as a terrorism suspect.

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PATRICK BAUME | PRINT |

Isentia Index: the phoney war inside the government confuses everyone

Australians are tiring of leadership speculation as the media continues to stoke the flames.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

Press Council slams the Oz, but Mitchell’s having none of it

The ongoing war between the national broadsheet and the press council heats up — not that The Oz’s editor-in-chief is worried.

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GLENN DYER | PRINT |

Ghosts of 2011 come back to haunt Kerry Stokes

There is an echo of the 2011 Seven West deal that is slowly emerging to haunt Seven and Stokes.

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PATRICK BAUME | PRINT |

iSentia Index: government efforts to save Chan and Sukumaran become very public

Volumes much lower this week, with much of the media moving on quickly from the no spill result to get onto more pressing matters like the cricket World Cup, but in terms of political coverage it remains all about Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the PM receiving five times as much coverage as his nearest rival […]

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Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

Watch out, iSentia, the Norwegians are coming

Norwegian media monitoring company Meltwater is beefing up its service to better compete with homegrown company iSentia.

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HELEN RAZER | PRINT |

Razer’s Class Warfare: why Bolt wants to spank Malcolm Turnbull

Despite Bolt’s bile, Abbott has only one person to blame for his government’s ongoing strife — himself.

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iSentia Index: PM survives spill while polls continue to dive

A huge week in state and federal politics kept Tony Abbott in the glare of the media spotlight.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

Disney throws a grenade at News Corp in Press Council swan song

The Press Council chair only mentioned News Corp once in his speech to the Press Club today. But read between the lines, and it was a pointed criticism of the organisation’s hypocrisy on free speech.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

Why the Oz called Colleen McCullough fat and ugly in her obituary

The Australian’s deeply insulting obituary for Australian novelist Colleen McCullough brought the newspaper international condemnation. So why on Earth was it published?

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PATRICK BAUME | PRINT |

iSentia Index: Knighthood for Queen’s Consort drowns out everything else

It’s been a busy week for Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman, with both leaders forced to defend their decisions.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

National Indigenous Times may yet get a lifeline

The NIT was put into administration a fortnight ago. But its administrator is hopeful of a recovery and plans to release the first issue of 2015 early next week.

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HELEN RAZER | PRINT |

Razer’s Class Warfare: tits on page 3 are not oppressing you

The “media effect” is nonsense, and page 3 girls with their baps out are not turning working-class men in Bristol into slavering rapists.

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PATRICK BAUME | PRINT |

iSentia index: Queensland, Manus Island and #Tay4Hottest100

It’s been a rough week for Labor’s campaign in Queensland, with leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s media profile shrinking compared to last week.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PRINT |

What do shareholders know about Fairfax’s property dealings?

It took Anthony Catalano just five years to make $25 million out of Fairfax. But shareholders haven’t been given the full details, writes Stephen Mayne.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

National Indigenous Times placed into administration after unpaid legal bill

The country’s most awarded indigenous publication, the National Indigenous Times, is in serious risk of closure after parent company Destiny Publications was placed into administration earlier this week.

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