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Media briefs: cricket’s beer monopoly … Dateline journos hit back … NoTW haunts Murdoch …

Kerry Stokes’ Seven West Media has been stunned by plunging resources prices. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: Murdoch salaries hit $600 million — but you wouldn’t read about it

The Oz has revealed that the ABC’s Mark Scott got a pay rise — but the paper is strangely silent on the massive pay packets taken home by the Murdoch family.

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Media briefs: farewell Louise … getting shirty … Gotham boosts Nine lineup …

What’s the difference between a “shirtfront”, “shirt-front” and “shirt front”? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Murdochs’ golden handshake packages more like platinum

Ever wondered about the value of Rupert and James Murdoch’s retirement pension and termination packages? SPOILER ALERT: They’re worth more than a gold watch.

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Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Like millions of workers around the world, Rupert Murdoch’s salary is not keeping up with inflation. Poor dear.

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Media briefs: Sun shines … paywall blues … Press Council ruling …

The Age is in a bit of hot water with the Press Council over the precise definition of the word “said”. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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Murdoch moves: Lachlan lured back, but which office does he get?

Lachlan Murdoch could be back stalking the halls of Holt Street within days. Rupert Murdoch’s succession planning throws a spanner into the presumed media merger plays in Australia.

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Media briefs: Latham on The Bachelor … Hedley’s grassy knoll …

Mark Latham loves The Bachelor, Hedley Thomas smells a conspiracy. And other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Fox AGM … Bolt on Walkleys … ‘illegal’ v ‘irregular’

The Murdoch family retains control of money-making machine 21st Century Fox, but some shareholders aren’t happy. That and other media tidbits.

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Could Rupert take News Corp private? The time is ripe

Southeastern Asset Management recently bought voting shares in News Corp, suggesting the company might be set to go private. The time is almost ripe.

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‘The most humble day of my life’: when the Sun King was laid low

Will the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal bring an end to the Murdoch media dynasty? In his new book, Paul Barry recalls the “must humble day” of Rupert’s life.

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Election IOU: how will Rupert call in Abbott’s debt to him?

The Murdochs will have a long list of obligations they will expect Tony Abbott to meet when it comes to media policy. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer compile the hit-list.

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Media briefs: dirty talk … Murdoch payday … Chenoweth new venture …

TV guru Adam Boland perhaps shared a little bit too much with The Sydney Morning Herald, including details of his sex life that were later expunged.

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Media briefs: The Oz job cuts … diamonds in rough … casino wars …

MMP is giving a way a diamond ring, but it promises this has absolutely nothing to do with its diamond-encrusted legal action against rival News Ltd.

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Murdochs, Packers and Lowys take different paths to power and wealth

The Murdochs, Packers and Lowys were once the wealthiest families in Australia. The mining boom gave rise to the likes of Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer, who exercise their power in very different ways.

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Murdochs still get big bonuses despite phone hacking scandal

Has James Murdoch been sacked, demoted or shown the door following revelations about his role in the NotW scandal? No — in fact, he’s been promoted, writes Paul Barry.

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Liz Murdoch pulls no punches, takes aim at James

The independently successful Elisabeth Murdoch, who quit the family business in 2001, has had a go at her brother James in no uncertain terms during a keynote lecture in Edinburgh, writes Paul Barry.

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Is Rupert’s boardroom shuffle a last UK dance?

The direct influence of Rupert Murdoch on his newspapers has vanished from Britain, with the news that he resigned from several boards, cutting himself adrift from Britain for the first time since 1969.

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Leveson, challenge to power or enormous release valve?

The Prime Minister is being questioned under oath about his relationship to the largest media company in the land, about what was promised in the lead-up to the 2010 election, and no one gives a rat’s.

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Major says Murdoch pressured him on EU: Leveson greatest hits

The Leveson inquiry’s public hearings will wrap up tomorrow with a long-awaited appearance by prime minister David Cameron. Here’s the juiciest revelations to date.

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Rundle: the inevitable splits and spats of the News fallout

These spats may be the least of the Murdochs’ worries.

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Rupert Murdoch’s letter to staff: ‘we’ve done the hardest part’

It is difficult to read many of the report’s findings,” Rupert Murdoch tells staff after the release of the UK’s Parliamentary Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport report. Crikey has his memo.

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Morris kicks out … Morris wants Aussies to kick Gillard … Nine does its Block …

In today’s Media Briefs: Grahame Morris on kicking Julia Gillard to death … James Murdoch to face … Garry Linnell promoted to editorial director at Fairfax and more …

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Mayne on Leveson: how Robert Jay QC should line up for day 2

Rupert Murdoch repeatedly denied the undeniable when it came to his core business of using media power to impose his ideology on democracies while maximising his family’s wealth.

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