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Media briefs: Kim Williams’ news on News … Opera Ball without opera … new shows on Channel 7

Kim Williams on adapting and adopting in journalism. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Queensland nurses unhappy about emails … Kyle Sandilands gets into finance … AGL callers get mixed messages …

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Kim Williams goes to the dogs (tastefully, of course)

This morning Kim Williams launched his new book, Rules of Engagement, which focuses more on family, wine, sport and good living, rather than his tumble from the News Corp roost.

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Kim Williams’ lucrative gift to News keeping the empire afloat

News Corp’s relentless attacks on former CEO Kim Williams belie a fundamental truth: Williams’ management of Foxtel was a financial boon for the company.

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Media briefs: Williams on News … Emmys ratings … terroir terror …

Kim Williams reports on tales from Sydney’s public transport system. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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News Corp sends in the lawyers as its CEO tells his staff there’s nothing to see here

News Corp has warned rival media outlets against reporting on the News Corp financial documents leaked by Crikey yesterday.

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Media briefs: TV in doldrums … republican fact-check … Bolt’s indigenous …

Hey, Australian commercial TV networks aren’t doing so badly after all, right? Wrong. Plus other media tidbits.

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Kim’s big win: $95k in Williams v Fairfax defo case

Former News Corporation CEO Kim Williams has won his defamation case against Fairfax and has been awarded $95,000 for a front-page splash by reporter Joe Aston.

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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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Kim Williams v Fairfax, Joe Aston v Mike Carlton: it’s getting ugly

More details are emerging of the case former News Corp boss Kim Williams has against Fairfax. And Mike Carlton has some blunt words for the writer of the piece in question.

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Media briefs: Kim sues SMHGuardian gun walks …

Former News Corp Australia CEO Kim Williams plans to launch defamation proceedings today against Fairfax Media over an article claiming he stormed out of a Sydney Opera House Trust board meeting … and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Williams lawyers up … Seven restructure … Crosby in UK …

Kim Williams is threatening to sue Fairfax over a front-page article this week. That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: SMH sorry … Kevin the frog … News sells papers …

Fairfax has posted a net loss of $16 million, prompting a major shareholder to dump some stock.

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Beattie’s so sorry for everything

Crikey readers have their say on News Corp and what Labor can gain from Peter Beattie.

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Tips and rumours

Are there cuts coming at the Productivity Commission? … Kim Williams’ post-News life … turning back money

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Kim Williams lobbed out of News Corp, clearing path for Murdoch Jnr?

Kim Williams has walked from the nation’s most powerful media post, putting a print and company loyalist back in charge at News Corp Australia. Williams was on borrowed time according to insiders.

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Col Pot’s war on Rudd: how the tabloids turned under Allan

New York Post svengali Col Allan has helped kick off News Corporation Australia’s election campaign coverage in typical take-no-prisoners tabloid style.

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Hold the sink: Col Allan returns to Oz to advise Kim Williams

Here’s one no one saw coming: colourful New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan is returning Down Under. But what will News Corp Australia chief Kim Williams make of his new adviser?

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Novel ALP vision has Kim Williams reaching for Lenin

Australia’s new Treasurer found he had more than a few friends in high places eager to see and be seen at his book launch.

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News Corp’s musical chairs leaves key places empty

Sweeping changes at News Corp Australia have left some crucial positions vacant, and it’s not clear if they will ever be filled. And who has taken redundancy from The Australian?

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Where was Big Kerry? Moguls leave Canberra with little credit

Neither politicians nor media executives emerge with any credit when Canberra obsesses over media reform. The public doesn’t care, and the executives missed the point.

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News Ltd’s unrestrained horror telling

Crikey readers talk the new Pope, News Ltd’s journalistic standards and being tickled to death.

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The Stalinist nightmare of the media regulating itself

Stephen Conroy’s self-regulation proposals for the print media could ultimately save it from the very fate media companies are currently complaining about.

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Crikey says: look north and calm down on media regs

What had the party rooms buzzing this morning. China is easing up on the media — well, sort of, writes Margaret Simons. Why Christians won’t vote for Julia Gillard next year. We go on board the Rich List super-yachts. And who’s the most powerful journalist in Australia? (We’ll tell you one of them at least).

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Pouring grog bans down the drain

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

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