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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | UNLOCK?

Newspaperman turned ivory tower denizen: Phil Gardner’s secret new gig

The former News Corp honcho’s career has taken an unexpected turn.

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Isentia Index: all hands on deck as Labor hosts national conference

It was all about the ALP national conference and BBish’s travel entitlements.

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They fought the media and they … won?

Sometimes a defamation case brings more heartache (and cost) than it’s worth. Here are five times high-profile people took on the media, and while they technically won, the cost might have been too high.

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Isentia Index: The ‘age of entitlement’ is over – or is it?

Bronwyn Bishop and a hungry shark dominated media coverage this week.

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Who needs photojournalists? Oz lets PM supply his own picture

Tony Abbott was looking very prime ministerial with all them soldiers, don’t you think?

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Isentia index: royal commission keeps spotlight on Shorten

It was a week all about Bill Shorten, if media coverage was anything to go by.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 2

Fairfax slashes and burns, with over 100 regional journos gone in a year

Fairfax has decided it can do without things like photographers and subeditors in its regional newsrooms.

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The Pyrrhic victory of politicians’ media boycotts

Media boycotts are nothing new, but are they actually effective?

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Can Joe Hockey sue you for your drunken tweet?

Twitter users might be able tor rely on the defence of honest opinion to protect themselves from lawsuits, but it is no ironclad guarantee, write Giri Sivaraman and Nita Green of Maurice Blackburn.

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Isentia Index: ‘Isn’t this the Asian Century?’ And other concerns

Barnaby Joyce dominates media coverage, but not in the way he’d hoped.

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Isentia Index: Q&A talk still lingers as new citizenship and asylum seeker laws are passed

Discussion of that Q&A episode continues.

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What’s it like to edit a newspaper half of readers distrust? Editors respond

Many of the editors of newspapers featured in Essential’s “trust in media” survey have dismissed the results. Surprise, surprise.

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Buddy, can you spare a dime (to read Andrew Bolt)?

News Corp may be trying to get expose more affluent, educated readers to its tabloid papers, with a new promotion allowing The Australian’s readers to get a tabloid for an extra 10 cents.

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The secret life of Graham ‘Efrem’ Lloyd: Oz environment editor’s greenie double life

One of Australia’s fiercest critics of renewable energy, Graham Lloyd, has left the country to travel to Peru for his Amazon rainforest conservation foundation, which he runs under a different name. No, really.

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Who’s on our side? A potted history of Zaky Mallah’s media appearances

Zaky Mallah has appeared in numerous media outlets over the years.

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The Age quashes Hockey satire

Has the Treasurer put the fear of defo into Fairfax?

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Redundancies at Melbourne printing plant after mX says goodbye

News Corp today announced 19 redundancies in its main Melbourne printing plant, following the axing of mX.

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Mayne: is the Sun King abdicating? Not exactly …

This latest shuffle is all about incrementally increasing Murdoch family power with the independent checks and balances of competent non-Murdoch managers being cast aside.

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Domestic assault victim slams NT News for focusing on the vibrator

A woman who was assaulted by her former partner has slammed the NT News’ sensationalist coverage.

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Sarah Hanson-Young and Zoo: why satire is no defence against defamation

The Greens Senator has won a case against Zoo for photoshopping her head onto a bikini model’s body.

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Isentia Index: Hockey channels Keating with get a (better) job comment

It was a quieter week in political media mentions, despite Joe Hockey’s housing comments.

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Media briefs: dream promotion for Killing Season … Suckling out …. Fairfax shakes up training …

The Killing Season cashes in on free publicity. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Does The Daily Telegraph have it in for Clover Moore?

How would the Daily Tele fill pages without lord mayor Clover Moore? Crikey intern Bransen Gibson catalogues Moore’s many sins …

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Fairfax advertises for ad-selling journalist, claims it was a mistake

Fairfax journalists fear the end of church and state at the company’s local papers as a position for an ad-selling journalist is applied. But the company says it was a mistake.

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Isentia Index: same-sex marriage passed ‘within a year’?

Soccer, same sex marriage and terrorism got people talking this week.

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