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It’s just business: Kohler’s axed Sunday slot leaves coverage gap

What does the end of Alan Kohler’s Inside Business mean for business reporting on the ABC? There are gaps to fill, and differing ideas on how to fill them.

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Business media takes its eye off the ball: long list of duds

Poor disclosure habits are emerging in Australian business and there is depressingly little media scrutiny of it.

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The bespoke, luxury world of AFR chief Michael Stutchbury

The Australian Financial Review’s retreat into an √©lite outlet by big business appears complete. Take Michael Stutchbury’s latest weird missive to readers, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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The Stockholm syndrome infecting business reporting

Paddy Manning exposed the incestuous nature of business journalism in Crikey. It raises bigger questions about who finance journalists represent, writes ex-business hack Jim “Mr Denmore” Parker.

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Non-debate over productivity turns to attacking Treasury

The “productivity debate” in Australia is nothing but the same tired cant from business figures and the media — even when the facts change on them. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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What will Michael Stutchbury bring to the Fin Review?

Staff at ailing national business daily The Australian Financial Review are bracing for a blast of deregulatory fervour following the appointment of The Australian’s Michael Stutchbury as the paper’s editor-in-chief.

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Herald Sun gets down to business, cutting coverage as staff walk

What is going on inside the Herald Sun’s once-vaunted business section? The news that four senior staffers are all preparing to up-sticks has left News’ default national business desk scrambling to plug the yawning editorial gap.

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The Big Money | JOURNALISM|

Why you should never take stockmarket advice from business journos

Reporters are interesting in generating headlines, not making you money. Mark Gimein explains why good journalists make bad stock predictions.

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New York Magazine | JOURNALISM|

Andrew Ross-Sorkin: the journalist king of Wall Street

Andrew Ross-Sorkin has built a business journalism empire around his New York Times column, but many of his colleagues think his reputation is undeserved. New York Magazine meets the man behind the column inches.

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Fortune | JOURNALISM|

How to save business media: more sex and cow farts

Business magazines are going bust and Stanley Bing knows why: they’re full of boring rich farts. Time for less “what old guys are thinking” and more “what young people are doing”.

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The AFR’s internal culture of favouritism and cushy cliques

The world’s most expensive financial tabloid, The Australian Financial Review, has been accused of many things in its 58-year history, but its internal culture of ruthless favouritism and cushy cliques has for the most part escaped scrutiny, writes Andrew Crook.

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Voting on The Age’s new business-sport-tabloid hybrid

Malcolm Farnsworth looks at the shrinking importance of the business section in The Age and perhaps a hidden agenda for the sports section.

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Don Argus and his journo mates club

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne cuts the heart of outgoing BHP-Billiton’s chairman Don Argus’ sycophantic relationship with Melbourne’s business columnists.

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Time | ECONOMY|

The cruel irony of the business-news business

As the global financial crisis collapses companies around the world, the very journalists and titles that should be covering the carnage are being hit just as hard.

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Bank margins: the empire struck back

Two leading members of the business commentariat this morning defended the decision by the Commonwealth Bank to increase variable mortgage rates by 10 basis points earlier this week.

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