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Crikey founder runs for Fairfax board

For shareholder activists, it’s not always easy to get your reasons for bidding communicated to shareholders. Stephen Mayne, a veteran of unsolicited board tilts, says he’s been pleasantly surprised by Fairfax’s approach.

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Some propaganda with your morning paper? Why Fairfax is spruiking for Putin

It’s easier than you think to get published in the world’s best newspapers, as the efforts of Russia Beyond The Headlines show. Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer report.

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Turn off Ten: even MasterChef can’t save falling ad revenue

The election a year ago means most sectors saw a year-on-year decline in ad spending. But things are worse at Ten, and even worse for some newspaper groups.

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Media briefs: Fairfax suitors pt 2 … iHype … Expoosive …

Apple release day means every tech company worth its salt is taking out the laundry. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Fairfax mergers… Murdochrisy … Shine deal? …

If Fairfax is about to merge, why isn’t the sharemarket more excited? And other media tidbits of the day.

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‘The pay deal is terrible’: Fairfax journos lose money but keep their grades

Fairfax’s union members have finally negotiated an EBA with management, swallowing “lousy” pay increases for the ability to maintain their conditions.

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Media briefs: Strewthwatch … The Age commutes … Diane Sawyer quits …

Bring back James Jeffrey, part 28. To Strewthwatch now, and how’s our boy Christian doing this week? Not good, not good. The Kerr ratio — actual gossip items to stuff lifted off the meeja — is running 2.5:20 this week — 1:7 on Monday, 1.5:6 on Tuesday, and 0.5:7 on Wednesday. Monday was a police blotter item, Tuesday was Clive Palmer’s […]

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Media briefs: Fairfax, SBS journos get peanuts … Random House grovels … Rupert’s files …

SBS staff are fuming after being offered just 0.5% a year in pay rises. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Now we know News’ losses — how do they compare with Fairfax’s?

Fairfax has always been more transparent about reporting its profits and losses on a granular level. Now we finally have the same information for News Corp. And guess which company comes out on top …

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Media briefs: print woes… Serious Charge … meet the Spectators …

The Age sells has lost 20% of its circulation in a year. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Fairfax execs score a cool $2.4 million pay hike — but no money for journos

Times are tough in media, right? Well, not if you’re at the top of Fairfax …

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The dark side of data retention

Crikey readers talk data retention and Mike Carlton.

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‘I hit back and told people to get fucked’: Mike Carlton explains why he quit

Former Fairfax columnist Mike Carlton says the decision to suspend him came from Fairfax metro chief Sean Aylmer, who overruled Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief Darren Goodsir.

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Tips and rumours

Who’s missing from MPs Gaza petition? … Fairfax, News and AFL playing the man … photos of UK Tory lead to arrest …

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Will anyone miss Nielsen polling?

As the last ever Nielsen poll is published, the Coalition may be hoping for too much if they’re expecting an opinion poll bounce in the wake of Abbott’s handling of MH17.

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Media briefs: war reporting … Marais retracts … ‘fake sheikh’ suspended …

Is Sharri Markson’s report of an interview fair and balanced? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: ABC departures … you’re fired … Jones’ death …

In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that the English-language division of Radio Australia will be shut down, we now know some of the names of the journalists who will lose their jobs. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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Tips and rumours

John Howard for free! … Fairfax’s regional growth almost unbelievable … frosty start to week in Canberra …

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Tips and rumours

Backstabbing at Fairfax HQ? … Where’s Joe Hockey’s staff? … Tassie top job …

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Fairfax gets it wrong on climate

Clive Palmer has saved the carbon price, said Fairfax! Except no, he hasn’t. How did Fairfax get it so wrong?

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BRW Rich List: Rinehart, Palmer’s fortunes fall, but Fairfax falls the most

The Rich 200 List used to be a must-read for those interested in the rich and (sometimes) famous. But Fairfax’s slimmed-down effort now offers very little detail.

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Media briefs: beard fetish … Oz self-reflects … Fairfax deadlines …

The Australian media just can’t get enough of beard stories. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Print media crunched as News and Fairfax revenues crumble

The latest advertising revenue data shows newspaper revenue is collapsing, while Ten and pay-TV are also struggling, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Tips and rumours

Security staff on social media … Fairfax papers hard to find … SA budget wishful thinking …

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Media briefs: how to go viral … Markson slammed … cheesy memoirs …

Why does the Oz keep publishing criticisms of its media editor? And other media tidbits of the day…

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