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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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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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