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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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Media briefs: 3AW’s bloke-fest … Fairfax photography… Vice v Gawker

Two of the edgiest websites in the US have declared war on each other…. and other media tid-bits of the day.

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The boats have stopped

Crikey readers discuss the issues of the day.

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Have the boats stopped coming?

Crikey readers have their say on Operation Sovereign Borders and constitutional law.

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Media briefs: Murdoch deal … A-teams … keeping the embargo …

The Murdochs stand to benefit from a new mega-deal…. Plus the papers’ budget A-teams, and why we can’t break the budget embargo…

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Tips and rumours

Leighton considering Spanish sell-off? … Bullying in corporate spinning … Cor Plimer, ready for launch … Man-heavy Young Labor responds …

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Six ways to fill a paper when your staff are on strike

Fairfax managed to fill its newspapers yesterday, even though its newsroom was on strike. How did senior editors manage? Crikey’s media reporter looks at the tricks of the trade …

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When photographers were always part of the story at Fairfax

Photojournalists were once considered a part of the story. The decision to slash the ranks of snappers at Fairfax ends an era, writes former Age photographer Chris Beck.

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‘Necessary evil’? Fairfax cuts despite good results

Fairfax has announced dozens of redundancies to cut costs, but is the company really in bad financial shape?

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‘This is what’s left’: Fairfax journos down tools amid threats and fear

More than 600 Fairfax staff across the country are on strike, after the company announced dozens of redundancies.

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More photographers, subeditors to go in new Fairfax ‘restructure’

More subeditors and photographers will go in a new round of redundancies at Fairfax, with the beleaguered publisher to rely on agencies to illustrate its products.

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Media briefs: Logies outrage … Home Journal … ode to Henry …

There’s Logie outrage! Of course there is. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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How the property bubble is making us poorer (you wouldn’t read about it)

Even if you own your home, higher property values just means higher rates and taxes, which means less money in your pocket. The only ones who benefit from the bubble are those in the property industry — and of course, the property press.

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Fairfax sorry for the ‘throw away’ racist cartoon that made it to print

A Fairfax newspaper has run a cartoon poking fun at African people for having fat lips, rejected elsewhere for being “too offensive”. The Bendigo Advertiser has offered a full apology.

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The new media cadets: older, more experienced, exhausted by the climb

In today’s competitive hustle for journalism jobs, you’re never too old or too qualified for an entry-level position. Crikey goes behind the scenes on Fairfax’s gruelling cadet application process.

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Media briefs: News on News … offers they couldn’t refuse …

The Australian is outraged today that its rival, Fairfax, did not give Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension the coverage it deserved. And News Corp is very against Godfather metaphors… or is it?

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