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The Age | JOURNALISM|

NRL’s naked truths laid bare by female journos

What’s it like being a female journalist in a sport dominated by sex scandal headlines and mistreatment of women? Rugby League journo Jacquelin Magnay tells how to play the game.

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ACA’s Ramsay dressing room abuse footage smells fishy

The story on ACA showing Gordon Ramsay being foul-mouthed and obnoxious before last Friday’s interview raises a couple of questions for the sainted Tracy Grimshaw.

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Four Corners responds to “Code of Silence” backlash

ABC’s Four Corners have issued a statement to “set the record straight” on their recent episode “Code of Silence”, which explored sexual misconduct within the NRL.

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Discussing the Matthew Johns affair

Crikey’s readers join the fray on the Matthew Johns issue.

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The Johns pack-sex saga: the media can’t lose

Pack sex is working class males’ one-fingered salute to the sexual myths the media has immersed them in since childhood.

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16s to 39s abandoning TV

Fusion Strategy says the networks are all weak in 16 to 39s with viewing down just over 5% in this demo.

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NZ Herald | SPORT|

Sex and debt combine to bite Sharks

The fallout from Matthew Johns’ involvement in a group sex episode on a trip to New Zealand in 2002 is overshadowing serious financial problems at the Cronulla club.

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Manhood and reactions to the Johns affair

Men are capable of reasoning and judgement, and indeed are expected to exercise it at all times in our society, writes monkeytypist.

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Code of silence: the murky mix of stars, sex and sports writers

As well as bringing into focus that culture, the Johns Affair also raises questions about the sometimes murky relationship between sportswriters and their sport.

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Group sex: not that there’s anything wrong with that

The ugly little passion play precipitated by Monday night’s Four Corners program “Code of silence” is full of preconceptions and prejudices, but conspicuously short of nuance, writes Michael Winkler.

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Outstanding achievements in PR

This week’s Wankley goes to some truly magnificent achievements in PR.

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Crikey’s AFL & NRL Hot Form Charts

Another week, another self-inflicted machete wound to rugby league’s torso, writes Crikey’s resident footy nerd.

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Marrickville and Matthew Johns

Crikey readers flog Marrickville Council, Matthew Johns, the Kruddget and an assortment of other dead horses.

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House Rules | FEDERAL|

Sex scandal takes focus off Budget

The NRL group sex scandal has forced Kevin Rudd to discuss the incident rather than promote nation building, writes Christian Kerr.

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Matthew Johns: what happened and what people are saying about it

The NRL has been marred by bad press over players’ sexual misconduct for years, but the issue is perhaps only now getting the scrutiny it deserves. Ruth Brown canvasses the history — and reaction.

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In this sporting life, we’ll all go down together

The affaire Johns is becoming a prism through which all the composite rays of our culture are being examined, writes Guy Rundle.

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SMH tech writer snagged in Johns group sex storm

You’d think a technology reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper would be aware of the perils of airing his private views on very public internet forums.

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Reflections on the Budget and Matthew Johns

Budget 09, Matthew Johns, journalist shield laws and house foreclosures — is the nothing Crikey readers won’t chat about?

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Wayne Swan is tops

It’s Budget Week, and Wayne Swan has come up trumps in the battle for media oxygen.

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The Australian | SPORT|

Australian media loses two dumb jocks

NRL personality Matthew Johns has been “boned” by Channel Nine after his part in a Cronulla group-sex incident, while former St Kilda coach Grant Thomas has been given the arse by radio station SEN.

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The incredible shrinking SMH and more

Matthew Johns stands down amid sex scandal, the ever shrinking SMH and reporter tweets being shot.

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NZ Herald | SPORT|

Exposure of sex scandal can only do good for NRL

My first experience of league group sex occurred in a mid-sized New Zealand city, writes the New Zealand Herald’s Chris Rattue.

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Crikey Blogs | UNCATEGORIZED|

What Matthew Johns should do to save his reputation

Sydney talkback callers are ignoring the Budget to keep talking about NRL personality Matthew Johns’ group sex scandal. Trevor Cook suggests three courses of action for the player.

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The Daily Telegraph | SPORT|

Hoodoo Gurus step in to defend Johns

Members of legendary Aussie rock act the Hoodoo Gurus were forced to defend good friend and under-fire NRL personality Matthew Johns.

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