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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.


Fin Review Sunday gets the boot

Financial Review Sunday is no more, with Nine axing the program for not being commercially viable. It’s just the latest in a long line of failures to make business journalism work on TV, write Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer.

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Media briefs: schoolyard tactics … Nine bumps cricket … AFR feels some love …

Guess which columnist has descended to poking fun at foreign-sounding names. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Women’s work: why are there so few female editors in Australia?

Good news! Crikey has found there are twice as many female editors of print publications than there were two years ago. But there’s some bad news as well …

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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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Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Mayne: Newman must kick assets to reduce Qld’s debt

Privatisation has always been the most effective method of moving state budgets back into the black.

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Mayne: AFR spins it for Westfield, Lowy

Questionable journalistic practices abound in The Australian Financial Review’s coverage of the recent Westfield restructure.

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Watchdog or Lapdog: what makes a good business journalist?

Business journalists can be dogged by self-doubt and the perennial threat of redundancy. The good ones persevere with a potent mix of curiosity, good humour and a belief in the public interest.

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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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