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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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Tips and rumours

Kate McClymont runs for Uni Syd Senate … Ann Summers pals up with Qantas … Who is Richard Bolt?

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

Dad bashing … Breaking Bad .. and a shutdown.

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Media briefs: Kerry’s farewell … sharks on Nine … parties’ cash splash …

The ABC’s Kerry O’Brien has signed off on his 10th and last election campaign in the hosting chair.

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Media briefs: Fairfax, Seven results … Hun sleight-of-hand …

Melbourne’s Herald Sun has replaced a misidentified photo of a shooting suspect on its front page with a new one, hoping no one would spot the difference. We did.

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Media briefs: ABC fact-checks … Mitchell to Free TV … Hun splash …

The wait is finally over: the ABC’s controversial fact unit is about to go live. That and other media tidbits.

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Inside the AFL drugs saga: the games journos, spinners are playing

Behind the ongoing drugs saga at AFL club Essendon is a daily game between footy reporters and the spinners trying to shape the story. Crikey investigates the leading players.

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The Power Index: election deciders, the tabloid editors at #9

How much power do the nation’s tabloid editors really wield when it comes to influencing our electoral process? Plenty, if you believe political operatives. Not only for what’s in print but how they influence the agenda for the rest of the day. For Labor it’s a lost cause.

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Newspapers circling the drain as paywalls falter

The latest Audit Bureau of Circulations results show massive drops in print circulation and reveal, finally, how many readers are paying for the Herald Sun online. Hint: it’s not very many.

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Media briefs: Alexander on Seven board … US circulation figures …

John Alexander is currently executive deputy chairman of Crown, James Packer’s casino and gambling empire.

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Tips and rumours

Ructions in NSW Labor Left … Sydney Airport on sweet tax deal? … WTF is with this heading …

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Media briefs: Hun yarn goes missing … Age in train-ing …

Solving the mystery of a missing schoolgirl. And other media tidbits.

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Tips and rumours

Hinch to take on De Niro? … ASIC should attend to own problems before coal hoaxer … Dominican Republic consul coy on ciggie challenge …

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Media briefs: Hun hatchet … Plibersek a Lib? … Lance v Oprah …

What’s happened to the subbing on Rupert’s Leader suburban papers in Melbourne? One article in last week’s Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader contained references to “State Labor Health Minister David Davis” (he’s from the Liberal Party).

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ABC FOI bid could reveal David and Margaret’s tax: union

The union representing ABC employees has backed the public broadcaster’s bid to block an FOI request that would reveal the salaries of ABC staff, saying it would set a dangerous precedent.

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What’s in Tony Jones’ pay packet, and whether you should know

The ABC is fighting hard to block an FOI request to reveal the salaries of some of its best-known presenters. Crikey asks Aunty insiders whether the public should have the right to know what they’re paid.

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Media briefs: Simons v The OzAFR on hols … top psychic …

Margaret Simons responds to articles in The Australian today criticising her reporting of the Cameron Stewart/Simon Artz affair in Crikey. And other juicy media tidbits.

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Press Council breaches: Herald Sun worst culprit in ’12

Who are the worst offenders when it comes to biased, inaccurate or unfair reporting? Crikey has trawled through this year’s Australian Press Council rulings to find out.

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The great Murdoch migration: who’s leaving News Ltd?

George Megalogenis is packing up and leaving The Australian to write more books. Who else has left News Limited during the latest cost-cutting drive?

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