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Chris Kenny, barista? How The Australian can become profitable

A business that’s losing money should cut costs, cut wages, make hard choices and let the market decide, right? Let’s see The Australian practise what it preaches, writes a senior economics commentator.

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The neverending echo chamber of Chris Kenny’s prolonged Twitter farewell tour

By virtue of their reach and influence, Chris Kenny’s columns have become echo chambers — and on no topic is this more evident than in his conviction that Twitter is an echo chamber, writes economist Tom Westland.

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Regulator hands official reprimand to ABC over THAT Chris Kenny skit

More trouble for the ABC over the infamous skit of an Australian commentator humping a dog — now ACMA has found the skit breached the ABC’s own rules.

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Media briefs: Kenny apology … bikini brief … bring it on …

The ABC will tonight apologise to Chris Kenny. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Dog act: Chris Kenny after more than $90,000 from the ABC

Chris Kenny has previously implied all he wanted was an apology from the ABC for that photoshop. But now he wants almost $100,000 from the public broadcaster.

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Will Scott’s apology dog ABC comedians and screw Aunty’s ACMA case?

Eight months after defending the ABC’s right to air a controversial skit, MD Mark Scott is saying it should never have aired. What prompted his decision, and what does it mean?

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Tips and rumours

Who’s next in artists’ Transfield boycott? … Clive Palmer’s planely wrong … Chris Kenny ‘not after money’ v ABC? …

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Media briefs: gay print run … Getty for free … Kenny v Chaser …

Sign of the times: Star Observer to monthly. From April 17, the nation’s leading gay, lesbian (etc) print publication will move from a weekly to a monthly print run.┬áStar Observer, which has been around in Sydney since 1979 and has a circulation of 18,000, is distributed for free along the east coast. It’s website reaches […]

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Crikey Awards: does any title deserve to be newspaper of the year?

It’s slim-pickings in the Crikey title of newspaper of the year. But the ABC stood out, along with some smart print columnists, while the fall from grace for Kim Williams was hard.

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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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Offensive but justified: Chaser cleared over Kenny dog sketch

The ABC has dismissed complaints against a Chaser sketch involving columnist Chris Kenny that even Aunty’s own Media Watch said was in poor taste.

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Kenny v Kenny: son takes dad to task over ABC attack

The Chaser attacked The Australian’s Chris Kenny, Kenny attacked the ABC, and now Kenny’s son Liam has attacked his own dad. This is getting incestuous.

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The Oz v academics: Manne, universities hit back

The Australian newspaper has come under sustained attack this morning from several angles as its simmering spat with the nation’s academic community threatens to turn nuclear.

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Rundle: a collector’s piece for the ages, The Oz on Manne

Get ye to a newsagent and see if they have not returned their copies of The Weekend Australian. Its outrageous defence of Robert Manne’s Quarterly Essay is a collectors’ item.

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Age‘s protest picnic … Fairfax sells radio …

Former Labor premier John Cain and Father Bob Maguire will descend on the “Grassy Knoll” outside The Age’s building tomorrow to protest the company’s decision to sack 300 staff. Plus other media news of the day.

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