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Media revolution — a 2002 timeline

Crikey looks back at 2002, the year that was.

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Mayne: why Fairfax should walk away from 2GB merger

Fairfax should consider all the implications of a business merger before it jumps into bed with 2GB and John Singleton.

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Poll Bludger: NSW Nationals under threat as Labor gets serious on CSG

NSW Labor might be able to drive the Coalition from the state’s north-east — if it plays its hand right.

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How ‘independent’ is the Human Rights Commission anyway?

Independent” statutory bodies like the Human Rights Commission are, in reality, beholden to their ministers and departments over funding and direction. Tom Burton of The Mandarin explains how it really works in Canberra.

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Peter Ryan’s bugging raises uncomfortable questions for NSW police

Suspicions that former police commissioner Peter Ryan was secretly bugged by his enemies was dismissed as paranoia — but this week’s revelations tell a different story.

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‘Pampered’ NSW police cop flak from bugging commission

Personal rivalries and a war of recrimination have worn away the public’s patience with the police — and Martin Place didn’t help.

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Media briefs: Celebrity kickoff … we love sport (presentations) …

Ten’s great hope launches to mass audiences, our love of sport (or medal ceremonies, anyway), and who did Alan Jones convince anyway? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Buck up, Campbell — when it comes to defamation, Australia is a litigious pollie’s dream

Politicians find it much easier to sue in Australia than in countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.

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Mayne: can Newman win his defamation case against Alan Jones?

Crikey’s founder draws some interesting parallels between Jeff Kennett and Campbell Newman’s defamation lawsuit.

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Mayne: Jones and Millner, Sydney’s crankiest autocrats go toe-to-toe in Qld election

Two Liberal party stalwarts, shock jock Alan Jones and New Hope Coal chairman Robert Millner, are at political loggerheads over the looming Queensland election.

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Newman’s worst nightmare? How Alan Jones will impact Queensland’s election

Is Jones the king-maker, or does he just pick his fights well? Radio insiders muse on whether Queensland Premier has to worry about his latest enemy.

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Media briefs: NIT for sale … most expensive tell-all interviews … hate poetry …

Want to buy Australia’s most awarded Indigenous publication? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Darts and drinks don’t mix … Alan Jones doesn’t need holidays … Warnie overshares again …

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Mayne: Fairfax and Alan Jones strange bedfellows in radio merger

The merger of Fairfax and Macquarie radio is one of the most under-reported stories from the Christmas-New Year break.

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Tips and rumours

Is the Queensland government avoiding Alan Jones? … Undergraduate humour in Victorian politics … Christmas ham at the Abbotts’ …

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Media briefs: Jones is back … mix-up at AFR … the Murdoch challenger …

How’d you like (at least) three more years of Alan Jones? And other media tidbits of the day.

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The Liberal Alan Jones associate behind a ‘grassroots’ anti-bike lane campaign

A controversial plan to put bike lanes on Castlereagh St has found a reliable media opponent in the Save our Streets campaign, fronted by Jai Martinkovits. But is this really a grass-roots campaign?

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Anything Goes, even Alan Jones stealing a real actor’s job

Why has Australia’s most heavily subsidised arts company, Opera Australia, cast Alan Jones in its production of Anything Goes? The company’s artistic director, Lyndon Terracini, claims it’s the shock jock’s “wicked sense of humour”. Hmmm, only one of those words accurately describes Jones…

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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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