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‘They’re trying to take the journalism away’: Oakes and Ferguson on pollies’ obstinacy

Gold Walkley winners Sarah Ferguson and Laurie Oakes discuss the art of political interviewing.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: a prick he may be, but Hockey’s dancing is irrelevant

Joe Hockey likes dancing to pop songs and smoking cigars while he formulates a budget to screw over the poor and the sick. But it’s only the budget that matters — the personal is not always political.

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The presser: casual Hockey underwhelms in set-piece conference

Michelle Grattan can’t get a seat, Laurie Oakes (taking notes in a practised hand; no iPad for this veteran) bolts early, and Joe Hockey looks remarkably relaxed about the whole thing.

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So much for no surprises

Crikey readers talk the Tony Tax, Laurie Oakes’ 1980 budget and the government’s new Cambodian refugee plan.

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Death of the doyen: life after Gratts, Kelly, Oakes

There are three undisputed doyens of political reporting: Laurie Oakes, Michelle Grattan and Paul Kelly. But all are past retirement age. What will political reporting be like when they are gone?

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The Power Index: election deciders, the spinners at #3

The election is roughly 100 days away, and the parties’ spinners are fired up — planting stories, shilling images, shaping the message and the nightly news. These wily party types massage the message and try to get their candidate’s face on TV — for all the right reasons. But do Gillard and Abbott have the best spinners in place?

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Too many entrants to the Daily Leadership Beat-Up Award to even choose a winner, plus other political issues of the day.

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Media briefs: Oakes v Cave … Nine privacy breach … death shot …

ACMA has found Channel Nine Adelaide guilty of breaching privacy provisions in the commercial TV code of practice. And other media news of the day.

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Oakes defends Walkley Awards from Cave assault

ABC veteran Peter Cave didn’t have a kind word to say about the Walkley Awards — despite winning five of them. Laurie Oakes, chairman of the Walkleys board, hits back today.

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Essential: we love Laurie and Aunty, but who’s Andrew Bolt?

An Essential Research poll has found Laurie Oakes and George Negus are the most trusted media commentators, while Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt come last.

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The Power Index: Australia’s 15 most powerful journalists, editors

The media is more fragmented than ever before, yet journalists and editors remain a powerful group in society. Journalists because they break news and help set the political, social and business agenda — exposing wrongdoing, holding governments to account or provoking discussion through the commentary and analysis. Editors because they determine which stories get pursued, which stories […]

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How the internet messes with the game of media and party politics

The problems the media and politicians face run deeper than the disgruntled voters and empowered readers: society is being rewired by the internet.

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Essential: we trust Negus and Oakes, but who’s Andrew Bolt?

We trust Laurie Oakes and George Negus to bring us the news. But not Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt, an Essential Research poll found.

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2010 in the media: leaks, iPads and the NBN

This year was the year of the iPad. It’s hard to believe that Steve Jobs revealed it to the world just 11 months ago and that 7 million have been sold. But it wasn’t the only media blockbuster of the year…

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The Sphere goes the Tonc … NT News croc ‘exclusive’

Laurie Oakes rarely gets it wrong. So you’d think The Australian’s media diarist Caroline Overington would have believed the veteran Canberra player when he told her he’d previously won a prized Walkley Award. Also the NT News croc ‘exclusive’ and see it first on Channel Nine news.

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Latham on Nine is a disaster. So who’ll take responsibility?

Will Mark Latham last until Sunday night as part of the Nine team, will he self-destruct (as he did in the 2004 election) or will Nine push the destruct button and rid itself of this PR monster?

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60 Minutes of morbid intrigue

This election crazy old Mark lambasting Latham is out in force, attacking Gillard, Rudd and others with the kind of vitriol bound to fuel ratings for the former Labor leader’s premiere as a journalist on this Sunday’s 60 Minutes.

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Lindsay Tanner: Why the press pack are doing a shoddy job

Retiring MP Lindsay Tanner comes out in anger at claims he was the Laurie Oakes leaker, saying the media should focus on policy issues and matters of importance, not gossip.

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What a weekend: Latham, Oakes and a launch devoid of ideas

Well, that was one weird weekend. I can’t recall one like it. Media misbehaviour, Mark Latham pretending to be in the profession he despises most, Laurie Oakes criticising his own network … and we even ended up with a debate.

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Oakes: Labor are failing to sell their economic success story

Labor’s campaign is mired by talk of cabinet leaks, Kevin Rudd and earlobes. Wayne Swan is touting the government’s excellent economic credentials but nobody seems to be listening, even though the facts virtually speak for themselves, writes Laurie Oakes.

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WikiLeaks and the “barbarism that is war”

Crikey readers weigh in on the debate surrounding WikiLeaks and the war in Afghanistan.

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The Powerfox meets her match

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WikiLeaks asks for a little help

If the latest revelations are to impact the campaign it will be all Laurie Oakes’ fault. That’s the thing about a leaker — they’re pretty powerless without a good leakee.

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Leaks tarnish Gillard’s shine

Daily Media Wrap Another night, another Laurie Oakes bombshell. Last night the Nine Network stalwart revealed the allegation that Julia Gillard opposed the government’s paid parental leave and a rise to the pension during cabinet meetings when she was deputy.

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Game on, Suckers!

Moving Forward to not Going Back

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