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The kind of media reform we really need

Crikey readers have their say on various media-related matters.

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Mayne: Hun happy to ignore handouts when it suits the Murdochs

The Sunday Herald Sun has criticised Melbourne City Council for what it sees as lavish expenditure. But it wasn’t too concerned when ratepayers were forced to subsidise Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s funeral.

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Thanks but no thanks: no ongoing work for Hun cadets

Cadetships used to be a way for journalism graduates to get a foot in the door of the competitive media industry. But, this year, the Herald Sun has offered ongoing work to just one of its five cadets.

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Mayne: Herald Sun climate travel hypocrisy exposed

On climate change, the Herald Sun preferences the blinkered denialism of extreme-right commentators like the IPA’s John Roskam. So why does the paper send reporters on junkets to pro-climate action events?

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Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Media briefs: forget 18C … sharing the spoils … all is forgiven …

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has released the cover of its first issue since 12 people were murdered during an editorial meeting last week. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Drop or scoop? Hun gets the jump on East West Link business case

The Age’s editor has slammed the Herald Sun for accepting what is “obviously a Coalition drop”, but the Herald Sun’s editor says that’s hypocritical.

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Mayne: Murdoch rent-seeking reaches new high point in Victorian campaign

What the Herald Sun wants, it gets. But should politicians be bullied by a Murdoch tabloid into big spending commitments five days out from an election?

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Media briefs: Sydney Uni privacy row … Could you get a cadetship? … Greenslade baits …

The University of Sydney has asked the SRC to make student rag Honi Soit redact the name of a student accused of taking and sharing nude photos of another student without her knowledge, and other media tidbits of the day.

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News Corp CEO thinks you should wait patiently for Game of Thrones

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson explains why he supports Essendon, points to good news in the Herald Sun and says you can wait 24 damn hours for your fix of Westeros.

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What The Hun doesn’t understand about tax (just about everything)

Hun business writer Terry McCrann has taken an axe to the Tax Justice Network report on tax avoidance. Pity he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Tax specialist Bill Mavropoulos offers McCrann some much-needed advice.

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Terror hysteria: Herald Sun plays judge, jury and executioner

What do you get when you cross a blatant disregard for facts and legal due process with a “feral Andrew Bolt column”? The Herald Sun, of course.

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Media briefs: vale Aust Network … Bruce of Bondi … SBS chases ratings …

At midnight on Saturday, the ABC’s Australia Network will switch off. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: carbon copy … Murdoch’s win … Sawyer signs off …

Only one major daily in Australia had no mention of Clive Palmer’s climate change bombshell on its front page this morning. Guess which one? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: exclusive watch … Oz v Media Watch (yet again) … winners and losers …

The Australian is now taking the ABC to the Australian Communications and Media Authority over its plain packaging story. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Kenny apology … bikini brief … bring it on …

The ABC will tonight apologise to Chris Kenny. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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The pundits: compromises, proud character and free money

News Corp papers were generally supportive of Joe Hockey’s first budget, with even Andrew Bolt saying the cuts and taxes were necessary. The Fairfax papers were less generous …

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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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Stop press! The Herald Sun front page that never was

There was drama at the Herald Sun last night when a court ordered it to ditch its front-page story at the last minute. What happened and why?

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Media briefs: Scott on News … ‘Carnegie’s Den’ … Knight’s injury …

Mark Scott warns of News monopoly … Advertorial for free in The Australian … Media jumps gun on Knight’s injury …

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Modern, subversive and short-lived: a newspaper eulogy

Newspapers were always about more than journalism. Journalist and historian Rachel Buchanan has created an obituary for Melbourne’s 525 dead newspapers, revealing their true worth.

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Tips and rumours

Qantas staff left hanging yesterday as conference call fails … Tassie dolphin death mystery … Derryn Hinch ready to leave prison …

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Media briefs: big news day … Indonesia’s take … free fires …

What’s the lead on a big news day? … Bushfires and news website paywalls … Schapelle Corby the “marijuana queen” …

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Crikey Awards: does any title deserve to be newspaper of the year?

It’s slim-pickings in the Crikey title of newspaper of the year. But the ABC stood out, along with some smart print columnists, while the fall from grace for Kim Williams was hard.

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Media briefs: News names … AFR maths … hunger strike …

Victorian Parliament came to a screeching halt yesterday when the MP holding the balance of power declared he’d lost confidence in the Speaker. So why did The Age put the story on page 8?

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