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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of the Australian Financial Review. Crikey’s Australian Financial Review coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


The 2014 Crikeys: three cheers for the AFR, Kyle Sandilands

Crikey’s media reporter reveals the best and the worst of the media in 2014.

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Big business offers guide on how to be out of touch on taxation

Big business and its spruikers are out of touch on transnational tax avoidance — and it’s not just a matter of fairness, either, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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By the numbers: The Fin‘s divestment obsession

What’s the biggest story in the business world? It’s the ANU’s decision to divest from fossil fuel funds, which is bigger news than the Glencore/Rio merger … apparently. Tom Swann, research assistant at The Australia Institute, crunches the numbers.

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Media briefs: journalists freed … Bauer boss bounces … heavenly …

The CEO of Bauer magazines has quit the company for Woolworths. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Shakeup at Dateline … exclusive watch … Ten crumbling …

The Sydney Morning Herald claims a Crikey story as an exclusive, plus other media tidbits of the day.

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The Oz takes fight to the Fin (again) with beefed-up business section

The Australian is betting on business, with its new section designed to kick Fairfax’s Financial Review where it counts.

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Tips and rumours

RACV elections get political … Abbott left hanging on the line … SA public service feeling secure …

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Media briefs: wrong guy … Aus property review … Rupert sees Starz …

On some counts, today’s Australian Financial Review is 40% property news and ads. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Leak explained … Australian Property Review … FT wades in …

A full 25% of the Australian Financial Review was comprised of property ads this morning. And other media tidbits of the dya.

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Exclusive watch: what makes an exclusive, and who has the most?

An investigation? An interview? Or a drop? There appears to be no consensus on what deserves to be called an exclusive in Australia’s major papers.

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BRW Rich List: Rinehart, Palmer’s fortunes fall, but Fairfax falls the most

The Rich 200 List used to be a must-read for those interested in the rich and (sometimes) famous. But Fairfax’s slimmed-down effort now offers very little detail.

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Media briefs: Fairfax misses out … Guardian expanding … dumb ways to repurpose …

Fairfax got its papers out on time yesterday. Pity it didn’t stop to report the news … Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Forget ITV, the real story is that Ten’s owners are looking to sell

There have been reports that UK commercial channel ITV is thinking about buying a stake in Channel Ten. This is rubbish.

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Media briefs: inside job … head here … royal DJs …

Channel Ten has a new way of saving money — appointing its own executives as judges on reality shows. Plus the Perth Fin got sleepy listening to Hockey, and other media tidbits of the day …

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Media briefs: Stutch hits back … Vox pops … Gale cover …

Michael Stutchbury slams Media Diary’s claim that the Fin doesn’t break stories. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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Media briefs: SMH ‘scoop’ … Bolt’s blues … dark Darwin …

Andrew Bolt has been called a racist, and he’s terribly, terribly sad about it. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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Media briefs: Fairfax results … Stuch v Mitchell hots up …

Fairfax profits are up! No, wait, theyr’e down! Well, it depends how you count the numbers. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Mitchell v Stutch… Bolt’s back … Thomson mugshot …

There seems to be a bit of bad blood between The Australian editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell and his former protege Michael Stutchbury. Plus other media snippets of the day.

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Media briefs: sex teacher apology … Cater v Assange … Hurricane Abbott …

The Sydney Morning Herald incorrectly identified a teacher accused of having sex with students. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Did Fairfax help kill the car industry? A victory of sorts for the AFR

The government did little to save the automotive manufacturing industry, knowing the media would have its back. Economist and former Financial Review reporter Jason Murphy reckons his former editor played his part.

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Tips and rumours

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … New enviro chief. The Australian Conservation Foundation is today naming its new CEO, after veteran Don Henry decided to move on from the role. Kelly O’Shanassy, who was the CEO at Environment Victoria, has got the gig. She starts on April 7. So what next […]

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From fact to fiction: Williams leaves the AFR to write novels

The Fairfax newsroom is in shock over the departure of one of the company’s most experienced journalists, Pamela Williams.

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Dangerous rubbish: AFR letters ed lashed for contrarian climate paper

A leading oceanographer has rubbished a climate change paper co-authored by a leading Financial Review journalist, saying the paper “makes things up”.

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AFR redundancies a legacy of crazy bidding wars

Some of The Australian Financial Review’s top journalists and editors are leaving in the latest redundancy round. Crikey surveys the damage.

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Media briefs: AFR redundo payback? … Schwartz’s print revolution …

We’ve heard a very heavy-hitter was knocked back for a redundancy from Fairfax. Plus other media snippets.

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