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With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

UNSW’s Tharunka is no longer going to have an elected student editor. Is this the end of it as a boundary-pushing voice for students?

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Isentia Index: Clive dances with peanut butter and Labor MP admits his Tupperware cupboard is messy

Sex, lies and peanut butter all got people talking about Aussie politics.

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Latham off the leash gives lawyers plenty of ammunition

Just about everyone copped a serve from Mark Latham over the weekend.

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‘Mitchell wants to shut down dissenting views’: Carlton defends Ford from the Oz

The Australian has taken Fairfax columnist Clementine Ford to task for supposedly abusive tweets she directed at News Corp columnist Rita Panahi.

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HELEN RAZER | PRINT | 12 UNLOCK?

Latham’s just a boy, standing in front of a nation, asking it to love him

What is the real difference between a self-indulgent Mark Latham column and a celebrity Instagram?

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Isentia Index: Is it time for a royal commission into royal commissions?

Another week of media outrage directed at the government kept Coalition ministers at the forefront of the conversation.

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Rundle: RIP Mark Latham, Labor’s free marketeer

In some respect, Latham was a relic of the Howard years, holding onto a version of Australia that no longer exists.

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Latham quits AFR after abusive tweets debacle, with Stutchbury singing his praises

Mark Latham eight-year association with the Australian Financial Review is at an end. But it was his decision to quit, the AFR says.

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Weekend AFR posts circulation rise. Yes, you read that right.

Most Australian newspapers continue to bleed readers, but the weekend edition of Fairfax’s business title has held its ground.

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Isentia Index: New speaker in, same-sex marriage gone. At least for now…

We’ve lost a Speaker and the captain of our cricket team, but at least it gave people plenty to talk about, writes Isentia’s Clovelle Car.

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Isentia Index: we’ve lost a Bishop, will Ruddock be our knight?

Bronwyn Bishop dominates the charts as choppergate draws to a conclusion.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 3

The AFR’s editor-in-chief sent a secret email to staff about clickbait. What it said left them speechless.

Fairfax editors have pointed out the success of “curiosity-gap” headlines. But is turning Australia’s most trusted (and only) financial newspaper into an outdated BuzzFeed worth the clicks?

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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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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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