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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 2 UNLOCK?

Fairfax plagiarises surveillance story

Senior Fairfax journalist Philip Dorling says the lifted copy was “an embarrassing lapse of judgement”.

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Isentia Index: Johnny Depp’s dogs steal the budget week limelight

Australians were more interested in the fates of two celebrity dogs than the budget release.

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A grovelling day of junkets and freebies at the Weekend Oz

How do you fill a newspaper without paying for any content? Get companies to pay for junkets, of course …

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How freebie copies help newspapers stave off circulation declines

Some dead-tree media are not showing huge declines write Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer. But these figures are not all that they seem …

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 1 UNLOCK?

Fairfax slashes NSW newsrooms, with Mercury hardest hit

The newsroom of the Illawarra Mercury will be cut almost in half. With other cuts soon to follow.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

Trash-happy editor resigns from UNSW rag Tharunka

Editor Brendan Byron has tendered his resignation to student magazine Tharunka after it was revealed he had unilaterally deleted four articles from the magazine’s website.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 2

Code blue for management with doctors’ journal in triage mode

The AMA and AMPCo spent the weekend trying to convince the medical community that outsourcing production of the Medical Journal of Australia isn’t such a bad thing.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT | 6

‘It’s catastrophic’: medical journal in shambles over outsourcing

The Medical Journal of Australia has lost most of its editorial board and several editors after making the controversial decision to outsource production.

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SALLY WHYTE | PRINT |

Zoo Weekly sexes up Anzac without VA approval

Zoo Weekly has a special Anzac centenary edition. Unfortunately, no one told the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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How journos react to redundancy

Facing work intensification, a changing relationship with readers and the rapid digitalisation of their mastheads, a redundancy was the “least bad” option for many print journos who put their hand up for one, a recently published academic study finds. University of Melbourne journalism student Krati Garg reports.

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PATRICK BAUME | PRINT |

Isentia index: Barnett still unhappy about GST while East-West Link fails to rise again

Broken political promises at state and federal levels got people taking this week.

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GUY RUNDLE | PRINT |

Rundle: authoritarianism, not terrorists, killed Charlie Hebdo

France is locking up people because of what they say on the street. And other Western powers are saying nothing.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PRINT |

‘Still completely fucked’: Fairfax confirms massive cuts

Fairfax is still planning to slash its regional newsrooms nearly in half.

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GLENN DYER | PRINT |

Five-year figures show 2012-13 was Murdoch’s annus horribilis

Five-year figures reveal the context for Crikey’s publication of leaked News Corp accounts last year — and it’s true, 2012-13 was an awful year.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PRINT |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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