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Media briefs: creative cartography … Presto pricing …

Blanket coverage by the numbers… Presto! Foxtel’s latest illusion… and other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Rundle on Hendo and Keith … Time for Hillary …

The irrelevance of Gerard Henderson, Time is ready for Hillary to announce, and other media snippets of the day.

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Media briefs: Bulmers apology … The Oz‘s Aussie … Ashes glory …

Bulmers Cider has confused a famous teetotal and alcohol hater with the founder of its brand. Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: success in online news … nameless and shameless … JFK 50th anniversary

The Courier-Mail is still determined to not name English bowler Stuart Broad — even when writing a story about him. Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Textor’s tasteless tweet … Tele’s Rees ethics … Courier-Fail on Ashes?

Liberal Party adviser Mark Textor has hit the headlines in Indonesia over a tasteless tweet. That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Fairfax, Seven results … Hun sleight-of-hand …

Melbourne’s Herald Sun has replaced a misidentified photo of a shooting suspect on its front page with a new one, hoping no one would spot the difference. We did.

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Tips and rumours

More bad news for News Corp … the Liberals’ obsession with Gillard and s-x …Facebook censorship

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Qld government MP flails Courier-Mail over ‘hatchet jobs’

Queensland MP Bruce Flegg has lambasted News Limited’s The Courier-Mail over its coverage of him, talking to Parliament to defend himself.

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News Ltd paywall rethink: Courier-Mail flags metered model

Staffers at Brisbane’s Courier-Mail have been told an online paywall is on the way this year. But it might be a different model to the Herald Sun’s struggling “freemium” paywall.

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The great Murdoch migration: who’s leaving News Ltd?

George Megalogenis is packing up and leaving The Australian to write more books. Who else has left News Limited during the latest cost-cutting drive?

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Tissues in the newsroom: C-Mail hacks await shoulder taps

Staff at News Limited tabloid The Courier-Mail are anxiously mulling their future after a late-night missive from a senior executive outlining how the company plans to remove 35 staff.

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Guardian review … Leveson latest … C-Mail police probe …

In today’s Media Briefs: typo of the day … Front Page of the Day … Jeremy Paxman says Piers Morgan told him how to hack a phone … Police probe complaint against Courier-Mail and more …

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Funeral cringe … Grand tour … Milne’s back …

In today’s Media Briefs: a private funeral shouldn’t be “live streamed” … Le Grand’s grand tour … Milne back on The Oz pages … US papers says “I do” to Obama gay marriage coverage .. Andy Coulson: I may have seen top-secret state material and more …

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Queensland election: what happened on Saturday and why

Now then, to what happened on Saturday and why. The following list is by no means exhaustive.

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New Kid on the Block: Journalist Complaints? Get it off your chest

Journalist Complaints, launched just weeks ago, is an example of citizens taking the monitoring of the media into their own hands, in the absence of an effective regulator.

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CMail’s Bligh blight … balancing 9/11 … papers v World Cup …

In today’s Media Briefs: The Courier’s Bligh blight, Front Page of the Day, media strive to cover 9/11, Fairfax to dodge Rubgy World Cup bans and more …

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Nine News apology … CMail outs Thorpie … NotW fallout …

International slip isn’t Limited … Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … Courier Mail outs Thorpie … Life lesson for Michele Bachmann: read the small print if “slavery” appears. …

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Stefanovic ‘sex stance’ in News Ltd state-of-origin wars

There’s nothing like a good state-of-origin war between The Courier Mail and The Daily Telegraph. But when a TV star calls for a fellow employee to withholding bedroom favours from his boss, you know a Wankley is just around the corner.

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Newspaper campaigns don’t have much to do with the public

They’re often waged in your name. But are the newspaper campaigns for accountability, justice, recognition and low, low prices really for the public good? For tabloid papers around the country they’re as much about circulation-driving populaism. And at News Limited, awards.

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Get out of our lives: when newspaper campaigns become sinister

When does a good old newspaper campaign become something a bit more sinister? Something like “guided democracy”?

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Courier Mail watch … JP Morgan’s media fund … Ten’s new Master Chef recipe …

In today’s Media Briefs public trust in the Australian media is among the worst in the world, Ten cooks up a new deal for MasterChef, a teenager jailed in Syria for blogging and more …

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Courier Mail in a spin … early Globes picks …

The spin on Hauritz’s sale. Yesterday, The Courier Mail had a scoop on its back page — dumped Test spinner Nathan Hauritz was selling his cricketing wares, resigned, apparently, to never donning the baggy green again: “In a scene both normal and bizarre, there was Australia’s premier spin bowler sitting in front of a cardboard box on […]

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Oz TV makers sue Apple … if the Courier readers were PM

The Courier Mail roll out their new election campaign gimmick. Also, Sky’s cameraman is either a Julia Gillard supporter or drunk, and are young journos burning out?

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Council conflict for CMail journo? … ABC ops staff wake …

The ABC’s broadcast operations staff held their ‘redundancy wake’ last Monday at a bar in Sydney’s Newtown. Plus, Craig Johnstone, a veteran political reporter at The Courier Mail, has quit to spin for local government and other media tidbits.

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News Ltd spelling bee sting: how do you spell ripped off?

News Limited has been accused of copying a grassroots spelling bee website in league with the Queensland Department of Education in an attempt to turn a not-for-profit initiative into a corporate cash cow.

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