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Consumers and shareholders come last in media ownership reform

Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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The day News Ltd supported newspaper regulation

News Ltd and the Coalition have previously backed far more draconian regulation of newspaper operations than that proposed by the Gillard government. How times change.

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Tony Shepherd and freedom of corporate speech

The rhetoric on media ownership laws coming from the business sector is nonsensical. And whose free speech do they want to protect?

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Politicians should focus on post-diversity challenges in media

Attempts to regulate media diversity miss the point that there may be little diversity left to regulate.

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Decoding the Convergence Review

We’re creating a one-stop shop for you: short of reading the report yourself, Crikey’s idiot’s guide to the Convergence Review is the closest you’ll come to forming a bigger picture.

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There’s a reason we regulate for media diversity

History students call it the “Great Man” theory — the tendency to simplify historical events down to the whims of the powerful.

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The boys are back in town

Paranoid? Who, us? Some commentators think so. One in particular accused Crikey of being “nutjob paranoid” about the Murdoch dominance of our media.

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Laws against concentrated media ownership hurt, rather than help

The Australian reports today that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has begun its inquiry into Fairfax’s acquisition of Southern Cross Broadcasting’s TV and radio assets.

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ACCC’s first media diversity test

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is shaping up for what could be a test of whether competition law can be used to protect diversity of news and information.

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Media mergers: now who is the biggest of them all?

Is Fairfax Media — and the Fairfax family — now the biggest giant on the media scene?

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