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How to get yourself on the News Corp enemies list — fast

Did former Murdoch lieutenant Ken Cowley unload on News Corp in an interview with its bitter rival? He’s backtracked, but it might be too late …

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Tips and rumours

Spy games: Bernard Collaery’s case … Joe Hockey’s beer index test … Schoolkids heard the curse … New and old at The Courier-Mail … John Hartigan finally lands on his feet …

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Gillard secures apology from The Oz over AWU story

The PM approached senior News Ltd executives today to complain about a story in The Australian that claimed she had set up a “trust fund” for a former boyfriend — and she won.

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@BigHarto: ‘I tried to shield you fuckers from this’

@BigHarto says the good days at News Limited are gone. Now Kim Williams’ pudgy fingers have struck up You’re F-cked in D Minor on the clarinet of doom.

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Your right to know whatever happened to Right To Know

The looming extinction-by-neglect of the whole Right to Know campaign reflects a huge cultural shift within the managerial ranks of its main champion, News Limited, writes David Salter.

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@BigHarto translates Kim Williams for his former colleagues

@BigHarto feels robbed of a sense of purpose. But he continues to consult to News Limited, translating Kim Williams’ missive for simple newspaper hacks.

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Whittaker in the firing line at News Limited

The editor of The Daily Telegraph, the controversial Paul Whittaker, is in the firing line at News Limited as the new CEO, Kim Williams, introduces a top-to-toe renovation.

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News Limited spin doctor Greg Baxter departs

Greg Baxter, the News Limited spin doctor who in a previous life put his name to a press release that erroneously described James Hardy’s asbestos compensation foundation as “fully-funded”, has resigned.

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Our Harto and soul: tributes from News staff to departing chief

When John Hartigan quit News Limited to start his new life, dutiful employees presented him with a special memento. Crikey has the special edition newspaper.

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Murdoch, Baillieu and Morgan: a story of old Melbourne families

Melbourne marked an interesting milestone last week.

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Fink revealed as a well-read, often three-barrelled questioner

Observers of the federal government media inquiry hearings over the past couple of weeks were left in no doubt that inquiry head Ray Finkelstein is smart.

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Media Watch | JOURNALISM|

Holmes: The circus inside the media inquiry

A furious John Hartigan, outgoing CEO and chairman of News Limited, faced up to the media inquiry in Sydney yesterday. But the real winner from this inquiry is Press Council head Julian Disney, says Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes.

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Media inquiry: straw men aside, News emerges as Mr Nice Guy

News Limited CEO John Hartigan and group editorial director Campbell Reid appeared before Ray Finkelstein and made it clear that they are willing to support better self-regulation.

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JB Fairfax, flick go the shares, while masthead editors in power struggle

The internal machinations at Fairfax and News Limited surely tell us that we live in an age where the newspaper business is increasingly devoid of sentiment.

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@BigHarto’s resignation letter: I implore you to honour my legacy

When Rupert handed me my letter of resignation to sign yesterday, he said that my decision came as no surprise to him.

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Williams, sans boys’ club machismo, breaks News Ltd mould

Kim Williams’ elevation will bring some changes, and alter key dynamics in Australia’s largest newspaper publisher.

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Rupert’s going to live forever

New blood was one of the reasons cited for News Ltd CEO John Hartigan’s departure to make room for Foxtel’s Kim Williams, a man with a very different management style more suited to take on the challenges of the digital area.

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A Harto-off … SMH online chaos … Nine debt strife …

In today’s Media Briefs: SMH online in chaos … Nine debt problems for shareholders … Neville Thurlbeck rejects request to help phone-hacking investigation and more …

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Farewell Big Harto: News Ltd CEO John Hartigan resigns

Rupert Murdoch has delivered a savage verdict on the health of his Australian operation, with veteran News Ltd CEO John Hartigan stepping aside and Rupert taking the company’s chairmanship for himself.

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Forget new media diversity, the internet has tightened News’ squirrel grip

If TV and radio news constitute two pillars of Australia’s daily news cycle, then the third is represented not by newspapers or the internet, but by News Limited.

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Should the Murdochs be allowed to expand their Australian power?

The Australian’s media commentator Mark Day scored a big scoop today on the ongoing bureaucratic support for Sky News to replace the ABC as the vehicle for the Australian Television contract.

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The Australian calls for a media (ABC) inquiry

In its editorial today The Australian has called for a for a media inquiry. Or, to be more specific, an ABC inquiry, which somewhat contrasts with New Ltd CEO John Hartigan’s view of the government’s media inquiry, writes Dave Gaukroger.

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@BigHarto: unless you have any better ideas, this is the future

News Limited remains a great company, writes @BigHarto. “That is why in a not at all belated or panicked move we have suddenly decided to change its name, logo, structure and business model.”

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News Australia made its (trade)mark in June

News Limited registered the trademark “News Australia” and a revamped logo in June this year, suggesting the media giant’s plans have been months in the making and casting doubt on a spokesperson’s claims its rebranding was “speculative”.

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Leaked: News Ltd bites the dust

News Limited will change its name in an attempt to cure its perception as an “arrogant newspaper company” that is “difficult to deal with”. Crikey has exclusively obtained the leaked documents.

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