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Oz v AFR: Why News Corp thinks it’s winning the battle for business readers

If Fairfax blinks, News Corp could corner a national monopoly on business news. Circulation figures show why The Australian has moved on the AFR’s turf.

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On folk devils and the Oz‘s circle of confected outrage

The Australian is trying to whip up a moral panic against “activist journalists” and journalism academics. University of Canberra associate professor Glen Fuller explains why.

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How The Australian was protected from the cuts

Secret documents reveal News Corp is bleeding money, with The Australian in the worst shape. But Rupert’s favourite plaything seems to have been inoculated against the staff and budget cuts that hit the company’s other assets. Paddy Manning and Myriam Robin report.

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Smelling an adverse ruling, The Australian turns on Press Council

The Australian has turned its particular brand of venom on Julian Disney, chair of the Press Council. Former Media Watch executive producer David Salter writes that self-regulation of the press is clearly no regulation at all.

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Critics fail to see the funny side of SMH and Oz Gaza cartoons

A Palestinian advocacy group slams The Australian, as The Sydney Morning Herald apologises for publishing controversial cartoons.

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‘A lost cause’: is The Australian really Canberra’s most influential paper?

Anyone who’s anyone in Canberra reads The Australian. But that doesn’t mean the paper is as influential as it says it is.

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Watchdog or attack dog? The Australian at 50

Australia’s only nationwide broadsheet turns 50 today. Former Australian media writers Matthew Ricketson and Andrew Dodd take a look at the vendettas it has pursued over the years.

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Tips and rumours

ABS’ new boss … Mitchell’s green thumb … Wayne Swan’s birthday …

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Fairfax chief hits back at News: ‘ignore all the self-serving nonsense’

Chris Mitchell has goaded Greg Hywood into responding to criticism, with Fairfax defending its business model and share price in a huffy memo to staff.

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Who’s to replace Chris Mitchell? Rumblings over Oz editorship

The Australian’s editor-in-chief has suggested there’s no-one in the company to replace him. Is this news to his editor?

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Chris Mitchell, happy to remain anonymous, peeks out of the shadows

Man of mystery Chris Mitchell has made a rare public appearance at an event in Sydney. The editor-in-chief of The Oz defended his paper’s campaigning journalism and explained why he uses Twitter to keep an eye on his staff

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Media briefs: Hockey sues … Ten’s saviour … family ties …

Channel Ten could still be saved — if Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox or News Corp were willing to stump up some serious cash. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 1

Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government in place, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame a fresh Dirty Dozen …

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Scott v Mitchell: the ABC debate that never happened

ABC boss Mark Scott was happy to debate The Australian’s editor Chris Mitchell, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Will the epic media bout ever take place?

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Media briefs: Oz b-day … exclusive watch … Optus oops …

Guess whose birthday it is! Guess whose! OK, it’s not till July, but guess! The Australian is giving everyone plenty of time to buy it the best presents. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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‘Obsession’ cuts both ways in The Australian‘s war on Media Watch

The Australian says Media Watch is obsessed with News Corp. But scarcely a week goes by without the paper taking a shot at the ABC program. Today is no exception.

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Tips and rumours

Building Authority exec shake-out? … Troy Buswell has drinks, crashes car, takes leave … Security isn’t tight at KL airport … Seven’s data strike …

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Media briefs: Oz losses… Sky on FTA … Tele v Press Council …

News Corp’s vanity Australian newspaper has revealed exactly how much money it loses every year. It’s not as much as Paul Barry had said on Media Watch, but the numbers are still staggering. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Mitchell nails it … Hockey misquoted? … exclusive watch …

Chris Mitchell to Paul Barry: I’ll nail you … Hockey cries misquoted — you be the judge … New Zealand Herald columnist attacks Charlotte Dawson …

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Media briefs: papers on papers … Italy’s wunderkind … Sochi wrap …

Australian exclusive watch (just kidding Chris) …

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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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Newspaper editors at war: Crikey mediates Mitchell v Stutch

Chris Mitchell and Michael Stutchbury used to work together. Now their newspapers are at war, and it’s getting personal. Crikey’s media reporter mediates.

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Tips and rumours

Chris Mitchell says he’s staying put … Craig Thomson looking for employment? … The Saturday Paper and its light-house-eating readers

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Media briefs: Oz ed anti-war … Leigh Sales tips … The Voice explained …

It turns out The Australian’s editorials did not necessarily represent the views of its newsroom on the eve of the Iraq War, with editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell outed as a dove.

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Media briefs: Clarke and Dawe back … looong campaign … TT: dead or not? …

News Limited’s senior executives have missed out on the top two senior executive roles reporting to CEO Robert Thomson in the new News Corporation, the publishing (and pay TV in Australia) arm to be split from the group later this year. Plus other media news.

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