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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Now we find out how the recruitment of Peter Beattie came about. Plus other bite-sized morsels of the campaign.

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Talback reacts: jocks, listeners weigh in on Rudd return

Commercial radio shock jocks — and their listeners — give their verdict on Labor’s leadership change. There’s still little for Labor out there in talkback land.

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Piss and wind: Jones joins fight against pee-shifting turbines

The landed gentry gathered on Parliament House’s Federation Mall this morning to blame wind farms for falling property prices and urinary disruption.

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Alan Jones and the 30%: women, women everywhere

Women are reaching that critical 30% threshold of representation in politics and media — which is terrifying for the likes of Alan Jones, writes ethicist, researcher, writer and commentator Leslie Cannold in the book Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World.

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Yes Alan, do think very seriously about student numbers

Yes, Alan Jones should think very seriously about international students, writes Meld editor-in-chief Karen Poh. And the damage his words do to our reputation overseas.

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Alan Jones’ show irrelevant

Crikey readers have their say on Alan Jones, heckling Bob Hawke and privatisation

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Alan Jones warns Labor pollies: ignore me at your peril

The advertisers may have returned to Alan Jones’ program, but Labor MPs have not. The veteran broadcaster tells Crikey why he couldn’t care less.

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2012 Crikeys: the good, the arsehat and the sexy

The results for our annual Crikey Readers Choice Awards are in for the Person of the Year, the Arsehat of the Year and our country’s sexiest politicians.

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2012 Crikeys: the best and worst journalism this year

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Crikey hands out awards for the best and worst journalism in a year which brought us various media reviews, the usual fare from The Australian … and a very high-profile prank call.

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Media briefs: ratings: Jones up, Kyle down … DJs front Seven, Nine …

Radio ratings: Jones up, Kyle down. The final radio ratings for 2012 will not be pleasant listening for those who don’t like Alan Jones on 2GB in Sydney (he went up in share figures — again), but it will be more to the liking of those who object to the antics of Kyle Sandilands and his offsider […]

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White paper offers no sign of genuine reform

Crikey readers weigh in on the biggest issues of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Which pollie’s office has been sending out shit sheets? … Alan Jones, boned again … should credit cards be mailed to you? …

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Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

Talkback radio is dominated by male presenters. If we’re to have any hope of diversity of opinion we need more women on the radio, says radio producer Kate Leaver.

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Toothless Twitter? Listeners stick by Jones after scandal

Alan Jones doesn’t have to “die of shame” for his remarks about the PM’s father — fresh ratings show more people are listening to him, not less, despite a social media-led campaign against him.

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Tips and rumours

Labor MIA in Moreland Council elections … Alan Jones expose coming up … who’s push polling voters about a nanny state? …

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A curious balance: how Jones and 2GB snowed ACMA

Alan Jones will get a fact-checker in an agreement between his station 2GB and the media regulator. But will that make any difference to how he operates?

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Jones ACMA treatment, what a joke

The whole idea of public servants deciding what is true and what is not is a step too far towards governments controlling our thoughts.

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How management failed Ten (and failing 2GB)

If media organisations are not well-managed, you’ll soon see the results on the balance sheet and in the regulators’ findings. Job cuts at Ten and the latest Alan Jones punishment are evidence.

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Alan Jones’ new porkies test: fact-checker for shock jock

Alan Jones will go back to school on checking his facts and have his editorial copy subbed for errors before being broadcast under new measures from ACMA.

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Tips and rumours

Have John Singleton and Alan Jones fallen out? … rumblings over rugby league radio contract … “always the bridesmaid” for strong SA pollies …

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Alan Jones’ sponsors return (and then one departs)

The ad breaks were back on Alan Jones’ 2GB breakfast show this morning. But the big-name sponsors stayed away, and another car company joined them.

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Radio chiefs’ error: mistaking social media for traditional media

Mainstream media powerbrokers only understand social media in traditional media terms, undermining their efforts to deal with it.

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Sentia Media index: Gillard, Abbott war captivates press, talkback

Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott were at war in Parliament yesterday, and led media mentions for the week after a fiery few days in parliament, writes Sentia Media’s John Chalmers.

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Essential: we love Laurie and Aunty, but who’s Andrew Bolt?

An Essential Research poll has found Laurie Oakes and George Negus are the most trusted media commentators, while Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt come last.

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Alan Jones, without ads, has time to pick on the ‘cyber-terrorists’

Alan Jones is campaigning against bullying as his 2GB producers pull all ads from his show this morning — while the scandal leads to testiness within the News Limited empire.

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