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Media briefs: O’Farrell wash-up … news dump … ABC to China …

Barry O’Farrell’s resignation pushes the royals to a close second while the ABC becomes the first Australian broadcaster viewed China-wide… and other media tidbits of the day

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Will Scott’s apology dog ABC comedians and screw Aunty’s ACMA case?

Eight months after defending the ABC’s right to air a controversial skit, MD Mark Scott is saying it should never have aired. What prompted his decision, and what does it mean?

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Scott v Mitchell: the ABC debate that never happened

ABC boss Mark Scott was happy to debate The Australian’s editor Chris Mitchell, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Will the epic media bout ever take place?

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Media briefs: Scott on News … ‘Carnegie’s Den’ … Knight’s injury …

Mark Scott warns of News monopoly … Advertorial for free in The Australian … Media jumps gun on Knight’s injury …

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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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‘I’m not happy’: ABC staff scandalised as salaries revealed

The salaries of senior figures at the ABC have been leaked to The Australian — and all hell has broken loose at Aunty today. Some staff think they’re being underpaid, while there are concerns top journos will now be poached by commercial networks.

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Which $800k Aunty staffer got paid more than Mark Scott?

One lucky ABC staffer walked away with over $800k last financial year. Wonder who it was …

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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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Who’s making money on Australian media? The CEO salary survey

Who is the best-paid media CEO in the land? And when you compare it to the size and performance of the operations, do they really earn it? Crikey investigates.

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Media briefs: Aussie Colbert? … coffee gold …Tele sees double …

Do we need a local version of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? That and other media tidbits.

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ABC boss fires back over The Oz‘s out-of-date claims

Did The Australian misrepresent ABC audience data? Managing director Mark Scott certainly thinks so — and told staff so in a missive yesterday. The data shows Scott is right.

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What’s in Tony Jones’ pay packet, and whether you should know

The ABC is fighting hard to block an FOI request to reveal the salaries of some of its best-known presenters. Crikey asks Aunty insiders whether the public should have the right to know what they’re paid.

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‘More badly written drama from Sydney’: critics slam ABC centralisation

The ABC’s decision to axe TV production in Tasmania has upset some — and leaves Aunty’s empire increasingly focussed on network hubs in Sydney and Melbourne.

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The Entwistle precedent: just who is responsible at the ABC?

BBC director-general George Entwistle has walked after a story went seriously wrong. Should Mark Scott, “editor-in-chief”, do the same if the ABC stuffs up?

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Media briefs: Media Watch watch … Murdoch $30m bonus … Al Jazeera hacked …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … ABC MD speaks out on Aunty’s sport coverage and ratings ambitions … Murdoch pockets $30 million … Al Jazeera website hacked …

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ABC to unleash citizen’s agenda at 2013 election

The ABC plans to revamp its campaign coverage at next year’s federal election following heavy criticism of the media’s performance during the 2010 campaign.

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Mitchell v Scott … ABC podcast hits … press gallery poll …

In today’s Media Briefs: Fidler on the roof of ABC radio podcasts … Mitchell: Mark Scott tried to get me to Fairfax … Press Gallery committee elected … Front Page of the Day and more ..

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An apology, then a debate: what’s ‘opinion’ on your ABC?

An ABC apology to Coalition front-bencher Scott Morrison over claims he pandered to racist attitudes towards asylum seekers has re-launched debate about the public broadcaster’s forays into opinion and commentary.

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Readers’ ed watch .. EPL’s £5b deal … ABC misunderstood …

In today’s Media Briefs: readers’ editor watch … The EPL’s £5 billion TV deal … Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … ABC’s critics misunderstand the ABC says ABC boss and more …

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Media Watch v The Oz like two drunks in bar (and it’s the program’s fault)

The continuing tit-for-tat between Media Watch and The Australian is demeaning to both. Journalists flailing each other with feathers is always poor entertainment, writes former Media Watch EP David Salter.

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Mark Scott: at the forefront of the digital revolution

As the man in charge of our national broadcaster, ABC boss Mark Scott has tremendous power over one of Australia’s most loved and important national institutions. And he’s doing a fine job, writes Paul Barry.

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Australia Network-ABC headaches have only just begun

How will the Australia Network fit with the ABC charter, and in particular the public broadcaster’s independence from the government of the day?

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Abigail Thomas: the ideas woman at the ABC

Abigail Thomas leads the crack team at the ABC that gives Mark Scott his glory and strategy. It’s in her office that the broadcaster’s digital media ideas are first conceived, writes Angela Priestley.

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Leaks shows local footy costs cash-strapped ABC $22 per viewer

The cash-strapped ABC is spending a massive $22 per viewer each week of the season to bring Tasmanian football to a tiny audience of about 3000, reveal figures leaked to Crikey.

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Journalism as marketing and brand choice

The ABC’s Mark Scott recently spoke about how media consumers favour outlets that reflect their ideologies. Companies need to resist this because news should never be a commodity used to strengthen a brand, says Mr Denmore.

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