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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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The Power Index: Australia’s 15 most powerful journalists, editors

The media is more fragmented than ever before, yet journalists and editors remain a powerful group in society. Journalists because they break news and help set the political, social and business agenda — exposing wrongdoing, holding governments to account or provoking discussion through the commentary and analysis. Editors because they determine which stories get pursued, which stories […]

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Mitchell v Chenoweth: the email war

Crikey presents another delightful e-stoush between two media heavy-hitters: The Australian’s editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell and The Australian Financial Review senior journalist Neil Chenoweth.

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Rupert to Sun Valley … NZ Herald goes compact …

In today’s Media Briefs: Sun King heads to Sun Valley … Front Page of the Day … New Zealand Herald goes compact … Moroccan Imam demands death for journalist and more …

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Can the independent KGB survive the News Corp gulag?

Will the Business Spectator doyens of business journalism, who deliberately named their business Australian Independent Business Media, now pull their punches on News Corp’s appalling corporate governance?

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Mitchell v Scott … ABC podcast hits … press gallery poll …

In today’s Media Briefs: Fidler on the roof of ABC radio podcasts … Mitchell: Mark Scott tried to get me to Fairfax … Press Gallery committee elected … Front Page of the Day and more ..

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Media Watch v The Oz like two drunks in bar (and it’s the program’s fault)

The continuing tit-for-tat between Media Watch and The Australian is demeaning to both. Journalists flailing each other with feathers is always poor entertainment, writes former Media Watch EP David Salter.

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The Oz sued for defamation by former OPI employee

The Australian and reporter Chip Le Grand are being sued for defamation over a series of stories published last December in which a former Office of Police Integrity manager was accused of bullying.

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Oz editor marshals eagles to halt Manne attack

The Australian’s editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell has threatened to take legal action against the ABC to kill a column penned by Robert Manne and republished on commentary site The Drum.

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News Ltd moves: Williams’ ‘strong response’ to protect Whittaker

The material concerning Paul Whittaker came to me from a person who would normally be referred to as an impeccable source.

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Whittaker in the firing line at News Limited

The editor of The Daily Telegraph, the controversial Paul Whittaker, is in the firing line at News Limited as the new CEO, Kim Williams, introduces a top-to-toe renovation.

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The 2011 Crikeys: the best in Australian media

Newspapers hemorrhage readers, broadcast media faces radical change, governments are probing ethics and ownership, yet good (and bad) journalism shines through. We present the Crikeys for Australian media …

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The Oz gets sledged in OPI’s Le Grand inquisition

A former Victorian editor of The Australian newspaper has been accused of biased reporting by outgoing Office of Police Integrity director Michael Strong.

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