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Media briefs: Bolt works overtime … Mail on Aboriginals … Putin in tights …

We think Andrew Bolt might need another holiday, at the rate he’s putting nonsense up on his blog. Plus other media tidbits.

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Fleet Street is gone, who’ll be left in the British press?

The death knell must surely ring out for the UK Independent before too long. But with some British papers still apparently in alright health, can newspapers survive after all?

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Media briefs: Press Council v Tele … Ashes sour grapes … Indian faux pas …

Correction(s) of the day. Lots to choose from in corrections in today’s Age and Sydney Morning Herald. But Crikey’s favourite is this beetle mix-up, from this morning’s SMH … The original beetle photo is below. How could they have got it so wrong? We’d also like to know how an increase of $541 million became a decrease […]

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Which news websites you’re clicking on — or not

Which news websites soared and which flopped in Australia in 2013? Crikey scours the numbers — and the results may surprise.

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Journalism crack: exposing the Daily Mail‘s dark arts

How did the trashy, uber-tabloid Mail Online become the most-read newspaper website in the world? We take a look at the top 10 reasons for its phenomenal success on the eve of an Australian launch.

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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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Media briefs: Australian‘s sour grapes … Daily Mail grovels …

The Australian has tried to pour cold water over Fairfax’s Leighton Holdings revelations. That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Mail drop … Hun typos … Bad finale …

Dad bashing … Breaking Bad .. and a shutdown.

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Free sites, ‘freemium’ models boost newspaper revenue

Developments overseas have placed further doubt on the rigid paywall models adopted by News Corporation. Free sites are cashing in along with The New York Times and Financial Times.

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Next stop for the world’s biggest news site: the world

The UK’s Mail Online, the most popular newspaper website in the world, is preparing to expand globally by opening bureaus in Sydney, Toronto and Delhi, reports Lisa O’Carroll.

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Proof the Daily Mail hates women

A Daily mail article titled “Why women hate me for being beautiful” has set the internet alight this week. But rather than criticising the author of the piece, Hadley Freeman questions why the Daily Mail treats women — its main readers — so poorly.

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Brooker: Daily Mail has become ‘a chimps’ tea party of the damned’

In addition to endlessly pumping out frothy puff pieces the Daily Mail, now the world’s most popular news website, has spectacularly turned on its own readers, says Charlie Brooker.

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New Monthly ed … Leveson latest … News’ prison bribe …

In today’s Media Briefs: John van Tiggelen appointed editor of The Monthly, News Corp tells of tabloid’s prison bribe, Leveson inquiry: Daily Mail is “Britain’s worst enemy”, says Richard Desmond and more …

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IPA and shekels … Leveson latest … David Speers talks the talk

In today’s Media Briefs: If I had a shekel for every time I’d heard … Front page of the Day … NotW editor to blame for using Mosley story, reporter tells Leveson inquiry and more …

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Most popular news stories on Facebook in 2011

The BBC have proudly reported that one of its stories, about the world reaching seven billion people, topped Facebook’s most popular stories of 2011. The Sun, The Guardian and Daily Mail also make the top 20, reports Richard Farmer.

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SMH turns Japanese … WaPo’s Scalia stuff-up … Daily Mail invented account …

In today’s Media Briefs: SMH sports go Japanese … NewsBeast retracts false quote … Wilkie and Xenophon tackle Nine on pokie remarks and more …

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Daily Mail caught the lift … Age’s Cut/Copy paste …

In today’s Media Briefs: Daily Mail caught out stealing … Israel releases Palestinian Al Jazeera journalist … ABC crew remembered in documentary and more …

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Where else but Capricornia?

The UK’s Daily Mail published an odd representation of the Queensland flood: a map that featured the additional Australian state of Capricornia, reports Jeremy Sear.

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Can online news survive without paywalls?

It’s a question that’s been asked by every online news content provider: can internet advertising alone sustain a workable business model? The case of UK’s Daily Mail seems to suggest the answer is “yes.”

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Conman Peter Foster’s untold stories of Tony and Cherie Blair

Conman Peter Foster intends continuing a Supreme Court action against London’s Daily Mail.

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Local identity still matters: Australian news on the web

An analysis of visitor numbers for Australia’s newspaper websites reveals that local identity matters, writes Peter Browne.

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Crikey Says: Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday. More like Super Brain Freeze.

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Britain’s binge drinking shows no sign of abating

Britain is obsessed by the problem of binge drinking - as well they should be because her city centres are violent and threatening beyond anything else Europe has to offer, writes Guy Rundle.

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