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Star Observer turns to crowdfunding as legal costs threaten its future

A series of legal settlements and threats have pushed Australia’s oldest gay newspaper to the brink.

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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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Something very rotten in the state of newspapers

Why don’t we trust the media any more? Former Media Watch executive producer David Salter says the internet and television are partly to blame.

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Media briefs: Strewth! … Markson v Go … more newspaper spin-offs

James Jeffreys leaves large shoes to fill. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: trigger beat-up … online news … police apology …

Beware trigger warnings, the lamest right-wing beat-up of our time. Plus other media tidbits.

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New Matilda near death, but saviours are sniffing around

Online news and comment publication New Matilda is on its last legs after editor and owner Marni Cordell pulled the plug. But there’s been interest in another revival.

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Media briefs: paywall hopes … Uluru where? …

Paywalls are not coming close to making up for lost revenue from display ads and print sales for US newspapers. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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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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Hustling for your journalism: Beacon offers hope — and challenges

Beacon has hit on a low-cost model to fund high quality, specialised journalism. For freelancers, it’s a way to get funds up-front to do the investigative work they want to do. But it also offers new challenges.

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Breaking news on Alain de Botton: more Martha Stewart than Bob Woodward

Modern philosopher and public intellectual Alain de Botton has some nuanced ideas about philosophy, but he doesn’t understand the modern newsroom.

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Media briefs: Lachlan’s denials … startups’ big names … imperial forces …

There’s good news and bad news for digital startup media. The good news is they’re hiring — really! Now, if only they were profitable … Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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How The Guardian is colonising the Australian media landscape

The Guardian’s Australian operation isn’t commercially sustainable yet. But with revenues 300% up on expectations, it’s well on the way to it, its managing director tells Crikey.

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Media briefs: Abbott on HuffPo … newspaper departures …

Abbott, Freedman splash on HuffPo … Newspaper departures, digital futures … Correction of the day … Front page of the day …

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Journal of Record: Bridgegate revives faith in reporting

The scandal of the politically motivated traffic jam on the world’s busiest bridge shows just how important local reporting and regional newspapers still are in the digital age.

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Hold the front page: is investigative reporting making a comeback?

Newsrooms are contracting, and there is less money to fund journalism. So investigative reporting must also be suffering. On the contrary, writes Andrea Carson at The Citizen.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Yawn. No sign yet of any kind of Labor revival before September’s election. Plus other political views noted along the way.

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What’s wrong with journalism (and why you shouldn’t study it)

Crikey’s senior journalist joined a panel in Sydney last night with Mike Carlton, Judith Whelan and Sally Neighbour to discuss the murky divide between news and opinion in the digital age. Here’s what he said …

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Brave News World: how social does the media now have to be?

Social media will enhance or destroy the journalism model, depending on who you believe. Gideon Haigh on Twitter, Facebook and measuring news in the third chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

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The free-fall of Fairfax: only our news appetite will save it

What are the possible futures for Fairfax Media, following the latest lurch in what the company points out is the biggest restructure in its history?

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Simons: journalism teachers have earned a place at the table

In a world increasingly driven by media, knowing how media works and how to make media content is an important set of understandings for any citizen.

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Paywalls (now with bonus holes) and the future of journalism at News

There are smart people at News Limited. Some of them seem to have been given, if not their heads, then at least some slack in the reins.

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Simons: media inquiry can work if politicians keep hands off content

As with so much this government does, there is still plenty of room for messing up on the planned, kind-of-but-not-quite-announced media inquiry.

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Innovation in journalism: an example of how to do it — profitably

This is the first episode in a regular Monday series of articles I have been promising to write for some time. It is about innovation in journalism. That is, it is about how we might innovate in the core product of news organisations. It is intended as a counter to what I have been describing […]

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The cultural revolution was online in 2010

The most important arts and “cultural” events of 2010 happened online, writes Ben Eltham, in his final My Cup of Tea column for the year.

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Mark Scott: Journalism’s Golden Era

Lots of journos like to harp on about the old days of journalism, when deadlines were few and money was plentiful. But, says ABC managing director Mark Scott, journalism today is a more democratic, in-depth and thrilling affair than the days of yore.

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