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Media briefs: what you can’t read online … Press Council v Tele

Why you won’t find today’s biggest story online, and other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Viner’s out … Ten’s last shot … bitcoin unmasked …

Kath Viner to US, leaves Guardian Oz to Emily Watson … Ten’s last roll of dice on programming? … Can you spot the dodgy journalism? …

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Press Council breaches: SMH worst offender in 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald had five adverse rulings from the Press Council this year, more than twice as many as The Australian and The Age.

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Media briefs: Daily Mail launches in Oz … Kenny sues Chaser… SMH slapped

Be worried Aussie tabloids: the Daily Mail is launching online down under. That and and other media tidbits.

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‘Flawed and illogical’: Age ed blasts Press Council cardigan-wearers

The Australian Press Council found The Age breached reporting guidelines in its reporting on a union scandal. But editor-at-large Mark Baker is not taking the verdict lying down.

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Media briefs: Baker shamed … ABC groupthink … Ten’s ratings dramas …

The Australian Press Council has taken a whack at The Age for its reporting on the AWU slush fund affair. That and other media tidbits.

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Advertorials, undisclosed junkets in media watchdog’s sights

As media companies are seeking to cut costs wherever possible, the issue of journalists’ junkets has come to the fore. The Press Council is taking a closer look.

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Media briefs: rat-cunning … Ten goes old … Arrested review …

The Australian Press Council has cleared The Australian of breaching its principles when the newspaper ran a front-page cartoon depicting the Prime Minister and Treasurer as communists after last year’s budget.

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Press Council breaches: Herald Sun worst culprit in ’12

Who are the worst offenders when it comes to biased, inaccurate or unfair reporting? Crikey has trawled through this year’s Australian Press Council rulings to find out.

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Crikey Clarifier: are we on or off-the-record?

Jonathan Marshall found himself part of the Alan Jones story amid confusion over what publishing rules applied. Crikey intern Sally Whyte breaks down the journo code.

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Media briefs: Oz v Press Council … Hedley tees off … Murdoch defends Sun …

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Traitor? The Oz falls out with the Press Council

The Press Council found fault in Phillip Adams’ piece on League of Rights activist Eric Butler in The Weekend Australian. But the paper didn’t take it lying down, writes David Salter.

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Media briefs: NRL’s $1b deal … Fairfax journos meet … ConsMedia deal …

In today’s Media Briefs: Nine and Foxtel seal $1.025 billion NRL deal … Press Council: media regulation stories out of bounds. … Fairfax journos down keyboards for stop-work … Front Page of the Day …

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Media regulation stories out of bounds at Press Council

If you think a report is inaccurate, biased or unfair in its reporting on the findings of the Finkelstein inquiry or Convergence Review, don’t bother going to the Australian Press Council with a complaint.

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News Ltd versus Gillard: a tale of two letters

Yesterday, Bernard Keane untangled some of the false arguments behind opposition to a public interest test for media ownership. Today, David Salter reviews the parallel campaign against content regulation.

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Williams on media regs: rhetoric replaces logic and the law

Kim Williams’ speech dealing with media regulation were so utterly cack-handed, writes David Salter, veteran journalist and former Media Watch executive producer.

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News that reflects our world view

Crikey readers have their say.

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Simons: the bottom line … news or profitability?

There is a respectable point of view among those who analyse media businesses that the smart thing to do for serious news journalism is move to the political right.

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Journos union asks Press Council to take on complaints dept

Journalists union the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance have moved to refer its powers of complaint handling to bolstered media regulator the Australian Press Council.

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Thomson undefameable? … Reith to Go Back …

In today’s Media Briefs: is Craig Thomson now undefameable? … Front Page of the Day … The memo that ties Hunto To mUrdcoh’s BSkyB bid … Crikey publisher accepted into Press Council and more …

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Simons v The Oz … Press Council backs Latham … new Ten late news …

Over the past week Margaret Simons has been subjected to a sustained attack on her reputation in the pages of The Australian. It’s a non story, says Simons.

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Convergence Report lands, but media groups just couldn’t wait

Even before they could be sure of precisely what it contained, many of those who claim to speak for the press in Australia were lining up to damn the Convergence Review released today, writes David Salter.

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Ten’s Titanic struggle … Herald Sun apologises for Logies leak

In today’s Media Briefs: Channel Ten News’s Titanic long bow, Obit of the week, Steve Jobs the movie — starring Ashton Kutcher, Gawker’s bargain basement Fox News mole and more…

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The West goes one-out on self regulation — more to follow?

The announcement late last week by the owners of The West Australian that they will resign their membership of the Australian Press Council has interesting ramifications, writes David Salter, veteran journalist and former Media Watch EP.

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Press Council, richer but disunited, still the best regulatory option

After long and delicate negotiations, it was announced Australia’s major publishers had agreed to greatly increase the funding for the Australian Press Council.

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