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Media briefs: extortion and estimates …. Rundle turns Tory … fresh blood …

Why Guy Rundle prefers to read the Tory Telegraph. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

La Trobe uni VC doesn’t hold back … what’s in the Lewis review? … East West — do you see what I see? …

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ABC and SBS shoot-out over soccer TV rights

The SBS chief says the ABC should have taken account of the multicultural broadcaster’s focus on football. But ABC chief Mark Scott says no channel deserves to hold the rights to a particular sport forever.

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Media briefs: Bolt watch … Peppa won’t fry … Rebekah Brooks bound for Oz? …

Andrew Bolt crunches the numbers on our climate-obsessed journos. And other media tidbits of the day.

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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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The ABC debate: ABC News Intern weighs in

No, the ABC could not cut transmission costs by putting everything online, writes mysterious Twitter personality ABC News Intern.

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Media briefs: Short Story shuts shop … Scott sick burn … mystery mucus

The Age isn’t have a short story competition this year - but it says it’ll be back in 2015. And other media tidbits of the day.

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The ABC’s detractors ignore its true benefits

Crikey readers have their say on the TPP, terrorism and the ABC debate.

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The ABC debate: Mark Scott on why the ABC is just fine as it is

The ABC isn’t offering anything radically new — it’s just updating its mission for the digital age, writes ABC managing director Mark Scott.

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Lay off the ABC

Crikey readers have their say on the IPA’s take on ABC funding.

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Media briefs: Courier-Mail sorry … reality TV shake-up … Scott beat-up …

The Courier-Mail finally apologised, explicitly, for that front page on Saturday. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Gupta(s) to SBS … FOI zip … Leunig lives …

A public outcry has forced Fairfax to pull back from one aspect of its cost-cutting. And other media tidbits of the day.

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The shocking, salacious things we learnt about the ABC’s lunch spend

Four documents released by the ABC under FOI give an insight into the kinds of information News Corp journos are keen to get a hold of, write Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte.

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Who really shot down MH17?

Crikey readers talk MH17, the ABC’s finances and notes at airports.

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ABC’s flagships could be sacrificed to fund online future, warns Scott

Efficiency savings might be achieved without program cuts, but if the ABC can’t use them to fund innovation, it’ll have to cut into programming anyway, Mark Scott said in Melbourne last night.

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ABC board talks potential program cuts, with Holmes not invited

Hundreds of ABC supporters gathered outside the broadcaster’s Ultimo HQ this morning to urge the board to save Lateline and a host of other ABC programs.

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From Peppa Pig to Lateline: what’s the strategy behind leaked ABC cuts?

Whether or not they’re intended as such, ABC program cuts put the pressure on Malcolm Turnbull.

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ABC board member breaks silence on ABC cuts

A member of the ABC board has ended that body’s silence by publicly defending the role of the ABC in the Fairfax press this morning.

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Recycled rhetoric: Mark Scott echoes the ghosts of ABC’s past

You know what they say: The more things change, the more the ABC commits to dodgy, recycled restructures doomed to failure.

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UPDATED: Around 80 jobs to go as ABC rejigs foreign coverage

The Asia Pacific News Centre and the ABC’s International Division are likely to contribute most of the 80 redundancies announced to staff this morning, as the ABC grapples with the budget cuts.

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Planet Janet’s greatest hits: the woman who’ll help pick the next ABC head

Janet Albrechtsen hasn’t been quiet about her views on what’s wrong with the ABC. Here are some of her most strident views on the national broadcaster — and if you want a seat on the board, you’d better pay attention.

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‘It’s what Murdoch wants’: ABC veteran slams Lewis review

There’s talk of charging for access to some ABC content, and merging some functions with SBS. The ABC’s Quentin Dempster says that would amount to a ‘commercialisation of the public broadcasters’.

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What we will lose if we destroy the public broadcaster

The ABC is under threat, with the cuts announced in the budget likely to be the tip of the iceberg. ABC journalist and public broadcasting advocate Quentin Dempster warns Coalition MPs to be careful what they wish for: a Murdoch monopoly won’t be all they hoped.

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A conservative host for Aunty? Mark Scott faces bias grilling

Questions of bias dominated Senate Estimates yesterday, with ABC managing director Mark Scott facing familiar criticisms. Would a conservative host placate the Liberals?

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Media briefs: saving Peppa … ABC friends… Origin mix-ups …

Queensland has won the State of Origin! Well, so says the Tele. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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