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Media briefs: 9/11 front pages … VIC journo protection … Overington joins WW …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … Victoria rejects journo protection … Overington joins Women’s Weekly …

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Simons: News Ltd, Overington and an alternative universe

The Australian’s media diarist Caroline Overington is rather cross with Crikey.

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Overington’s listening … Ford pulls NotW ads … JT to save MySpace …

Overington’s blog: now taking your comments … News of the World: Ford leads major companies in pulling advertising … Anonymous ally ‘leaks’ public election data … South Africa’s rulers face off against newspapers …

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Mitchell’s ‘magnificent obsession’: the man behind The Oz

As editor-in-chief since 2003, Chris Mitchell has used The Australian like a weapon to fight what often appears to be personal battles on a great many fronts.

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Crikey Blogs | JOURNALISM|

Unfair criticism over ABC Obama coverage

Caroline Overington has again complained about ABC news coverage. There’s no need to continue to bash Aunty ABC at every given opportunity — especially when it’s completely unwarranted, writes Dan Barrett.

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A step-by-step guide to manufacturing a story, c/o The Oz

This headline appears on page 9 of The Australian today: “Crikey forced to remove fake Abbott story”. That was news to us. Let us explain what happened…

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Grog's Gamut | LINKS|

Grog on #twitdef

From one blogger attacked by The Australian to the other, Greg Jericho — formerly known as Grog of Grog’s Gamut — discusses the defamation case by editor-in-chief of The Oz Chris Mitchell against academic Julie Posetti. Typical of The Oz and its war against new media, says Jericho.

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Media briefs: Chaser turned journo … soft and fluffy News Awards … NT News watch …

In today’s Media Briefs The Chaser’s Julian Morrow fills in for Fran Kelly, Caroline Overington sings the praises of News Limited (they throw in free brekkie!), Stephen Fry offends feminists and more.

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The Sphere goes the Tonc … NT News croc ‘exclusive’

Laurie Oakes rarely gets it wrong. So you’d think The Australian’s media diarist Caroline Overington would have believed the veteran Canberra player when he told her he’d previously won a prized Walkley Award. Also the NT News croc ‘exclusive’ and see it first on Channel Nine news.

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Sky’s the limit in The Oz’s war on ABC News 24

The Weekend Australian had a day out on Saturday, eagerly delivering its “bias!” verdict on ABC News 24, just 24-hours after the station launched.

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Overington is Greg’s poet laureate

Caroline Overington’s heartfelt love letter to Liberal Party pin-up Greg Hunt was one of the most sickening pieces of newspaper text we’ve read in some time. Even including the NT News.

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The Australian | FEDERAL|

Overington: A love song to Greg Hunt

Caroline Overington pens a bizarre love poem to Opposition environment minister Greg Hunt, including the immortal lines “You know Greg Hunt, he rides a bike, But will he let me feel his Newspoll spike?”.

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How the Palace press machine seduced the Australian media

Now that Prince William and his PR machine have left the country, the Australian media needs to sit back and realise they were used and a bit cheapened by a rapturous week-long love affair, writes David Donovan.

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Crikey Blogs | ONLINE|

Caroline Overington drops some hints on Rupert’s paywall plans (and tangles with Annabel Crabb)

Margaret Simons reports live from the Media140 conference in Sydney, where journalist Caroline Overington pissed off News Ltd by talking about its paywall plans, had a crack at the ABC, and clashed with Annabel Crabb.

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Court reporting in 140 character tweets

A new method of live court reporting is being pioneered at the Federal Court in Sydney — by Tweeps. Journos are tweeting court news, which lawyers, judges and officials are following. Where will the courts draw the line?

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Stuff Kerri-Anne Kennerley doesn’t get

The fish KAK rejects and other dramas from the world of Australia’s chat queen.

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Community radio to Richard Branson: help!

In today’s media briefs, a Sydney community radio station comes up with a rich fundraising strategy, HuffPo internship costs $US13,000 and Google tells newspapers to buy robots.

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@Overingtonc: Twitter comedian

Oz journo Caroline Overington considers the role of the twittering journo as a comedian. We love you, @overingtonc.

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The Australian | FEDERAL|

Overintonc: toast, tea and parental leave

Caroline Overington says Wayne Swan’s paid parental leave is not a budget announcement, it’s an election promise.

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Winehouse to paparazzi: I say no, no, no

Amy Winehouse bans the paparazzi, Today pulls a swifty on Sunrise, more news on The Monthly and Miss California’s anti-gay marriage ads cause a stir.

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When art imitates life at The Age

Andrew Jaspan channelling popular culture? Surely not.

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And the Wankley goes to… Quadrant

This week’s coveted golden statuette goes to Quadrant for the their thoughtful contribution to The Monthly saga.

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Robert Manne: the true history of The Monthly bust up

Robert Manne responds to allegations about the editorial bust-up at The Monthly

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The Monthly’s knife fight in a dinghy

If your principal fund of ideas is coming from the man who is also about to be/actually is the country’s leader, then you’re less a publication of critical commentary than a mouthpiece.

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Tips and rumours

Lord Downer of Mayo has his house on the market, whatever could that mean? The property can be viewed here, and some pictures are below. At a time when the Sydney Morning Herald is cutting back on its reviews, strange that it should run not one but THREE reviews of Big Day Out. The Australian […]

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