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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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Media briefs: Rundle on Bolt etc … magazines OK? … Murdoch Jr. on the move …

What is the Oz doing — and who’s even listening? This and other media tid-bits of the day …

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Tips and rumours

Real estate types defend donations … Who’s heading for splitsville? … Lachlan Murdoch makes a fashion statement …

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Tips and rumours

Stokes and Lachie Murdoch do lunch, but who was on the menu? … Qld premier gives prize to own project … Clive Palmer’s fauxpology …

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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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Why cutting jobs won’t save Ten

Ten can’t keep going on like this - impairment tests and a big loan repayment due in a few years mean it needs a stunning turnaround to survive, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Tips and rumours

After him, he’s got a press pass! … A wink to where it came from … Adam Boland’s return to TV — delayed … A break in the MH370 case? …

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Forget ITV, the real story is that Ten’s owners are looking to sell

There have been reports that UK commercial channel ITV is thinking about buying a stake in Channel Ten. This is rubbish.

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Tips and rumours

Redundos to come at Qantas … Turnbull’s policy on the fly … coal emails MIA …

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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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Media briefs: News results … dissing honours … indigenous secrets? …

In all the navel-gazing last week about the Murdoch sons’ movements, something was missing: News Corp and 21st Century Fox shares are declining. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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A fleeting introduction, a whole world of coverage: Lachlan’s first day

Many of the journalists at News Corp’s Holt Street bunker barely saw Lachlan Murdoch yesterday. If you really want to know what’s going on, you’d best go outside the organisation.

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Media briefs: News on News … offers they couldn’t refuse …

The Australian is outraged today that its rival, Fairfax, did not give Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension the coverage it deserved. And News Corp is very against Godfather metaphors… or is it?

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Will Murdoch still pull the strings at Ten? Takeover talk will reignite

Channel Ten is more vulnerable than ever with Lachlan Murdoch resigning from the board in favour of a plush News Corporation post. The takeover speculation will only intensify.

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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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News tsar Meakin’s already firmly in charge at Ten — seriously

Channel Ten welcomes its new director of news and current affairs on Monday, but does he have a vision to turn the floundering network around? Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer go inside a drama-packed newsroom.

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ABC efficiency — how well does it stack up against its rivals?

One of the ABC’s problems may be that it is too efficient in competing with commercial broadcasters, some of which it outrates consistently, write Crikey commentators Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Removal of ‘two out of three’ ain’t bad for News Corp

A move to to amend media ownership restrictions would be a positive for News Corp, but the ACCC might yet be a hurdle, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Rinehart a no-show as Ten telecasts its financial woes

There was no sign of Ten’s most high-profile shareholder, nor was there any good news.

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Media briefs: radio ratings … Tropfest fallout … US net TV …

Lachlan Murdoch is a winner in the latest radio ratings, while Kyle and Jackie O have a lot of work to do at their new home.

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The ABC v the Murdochs: your guide to the battlefields

The ABC and the Murdoch family are competing in a number of media, and the ABC keeps winning. That’s why News Corp is attacking the ABC, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Lachlan Murdoch’s grand vision for Ten, two years on

Lachlan Murdoch promised to take Channel Ten in a new direction, declaring the company to be “totally stuffed”. Has his promised turnaround in the company’s fortunes eventuated?

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The Power 50: media movers and shakers

Crikey’s list of Australia’s most powerful people is out this week — so who are the media figures on our list?

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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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