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The ABC debate: the ABC must innovate

Without the freedom to innovate, the ABC will just become the commercial media’s shadow, writes Margaret Simons

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Let’s go to the tape: ethical quandries in Age dictaphone saga

You’d be hard-pressed to find a journalist who doesn’t record conversations, even if they are off-the-record. But ethically, it’s a grey area.

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Unwilling subject: Kerry Stokes stews over new biography

An unauthorised biography of business / media heavyweight Kerry Stokes is out today — and there have already been problems over it. What will Kerry do next?

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Six-step approach for genuine media regs reform

The Melbourne University academic and Crikey contributor outlines a six-point plan for genuine media regulation in a submission to the Senate committee looking at Labor’s proposed reforms.

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Simons: the view from inside an Australian hatchet job

Margaret Simons responds to articles in The Australian today criticising her reporting of the Cameron Stewart/Simon Artz affair in Crikey. She stands by her stories.

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Come in Spinner: there’s something about Louise

What is it about Louise Adler that gets people talking? The chatter about the Melbourne publisher goes to what is unique about Melbourne and modern management.

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Age-departing Simon Mann to edit uni venture The Citizen

Departing senior Age correspondent Simon Mann will take up the reins as the founding editor of the University of Melbourne’s new online journalism venture The Citizen.

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The Oz v academics: Manne, universities hit back

The Australian newspaper has come under sustained attack this morning from several angles as its simmering spat with the nation’s academic community threatens to turn nuclear.

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Mayne: not perfect, but plenty to embrace from the Fink

Aside from Crikey publisher Eric Beecher and media writer Margaret Simons, there have been few media professionals who have strongly endorsed Ray Finkelstein’s recommendations for a government funded News Media Council.

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Fraser to Sheridan: ‘you’re a barracker for political memories’

Malcolm Fraser responds to The Australian: “In his hyperbole, prejudice and partiality, Greg Sheridan shows himself to be not so much a commentator as a barracker, in this case for political memories.”

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Simons: it’s the story of a generation — shape up, media

Today we have one of the biggest stories in the nation’s history. And it isn’t even on the front page of most of today’s newspapers, nor is it heading many news bulletins. Margaret Simons can hardly believe it.

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Sky’s the limit in The Oz’s war on ABC News 24

The Weekend Australian had a day out on Saturday, eagerly delivering its “bias!” verdict on ABC News 24, just 24-hours after the station launched.

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Margaret Simons fights The Oz

Margaret Simons came back from a relaxing weekend away to find herself the subject of an attack in The Media section of The Australian today about the case. She gives her response to the inaccurate comments made about her.

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Hedley Thomas defends Overland story: ‘… the facts speak for themselves’

Hedley Thomas responds to Margaret Simons’ story Vendetta journalism? The murky story behind The Oz, the OPI and Overland published in yesterday’s edition.

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The Henderson letters

Upon obtaining a copy of Malcolm Fraser and Margaret Simons’ new book Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs, Gerard Henderson began a snarky correspondence with Margaret Simons. These are those letters, and this is his story.

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ACMA should get tough with code of practice

Margaret Simons yesterday highlighted the ACMA findings on the misrepresentation of Sudanese youth, but missed the role of Media Watch. But ACMA still needs to toughen the proposed code of practice.

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