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Media briefs: Times are tough … superinjunctions are super-exciting … photo line-ups …

Stop presses! There’s a great big story that … oh, we can’t tell you. Plus other media tidbits of the dya.

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After jumping through enough ad hoops, a paywalled circus begins

Advertisers don’t want to advertise to women in their 50s, and that was a problem for online startup The Hoopla. Now the business will shift to a risky revenue model derived from the audience.

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Don’t look now, but here’s some good news for journalism

You’ve heard the doom and gloom about the future of journalism. Well here’s some good news — venture capitalists are investing in quality content, due to a ‘perfect storm’ of favourable conditions. And they’re not planning to lose money.

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Crikey says: new journalism still needs old money

It’s D-day for Labor’s leadership showdown: Crikey picks the winner (and Guy Rundle argues why it can’t be Bill Shorten). Don’t trust governments until they accept scrutiny, Bernard Keane argues. Australia’s most sexist people have been crowned — Crikey was there. More fallout from Fairfax. And what’s wrong with Aussie TV drama.

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The man to save Fairfax? Part II: Linnell fights his News instincts

Why was Garry Linnell removed as editor of The Daily Telegraph? And can he stop Fairfax from going under? Matthew Knott profiles the divisive figure in this final instalment.

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The man to save Fairfax? The unstoppable rise of Garry Linnell

The Fairfax editorial supremo is anything but warm and fuzzy, but he is definitely making ‘em talk about it. He sits down for a Chinese meal with Crikey to discuss his career and the future of media.

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Media briefs: Fairfax paywalls … radio ratings … Hendo howler …

Fairfax’s paywall experiment begins today. And other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Fairfax paywalls … here’s to Liz … Sunrise sillies …

Fairfax has finally dished up the details on its paywall strategy. That and other media news of the day — watch for the Shetland pony …

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Newspapers circling the drain as paywalls falter

The latest Audit Bureau of Circulations results show massive drops in print circulation and reveal, finally, how many readers are paying for the Herald Sun online. Hint: it’s not very many.

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Guardian at the gates: Oz play bad news for Fairfax

With The Guardian announcing its expansion into Australia, what does more competition mean for local media players? It’s probably not good news for Fairfax.

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Solid digital gains in US circulation, but can anyone make it pay?

Despite continuing solid digital circulation gains for papers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the question still remains on whether people will pay for news.

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Free sites, ‘freemium’ models boost newspaper revenue

Developments overseas have placed further doubt on the rigid paywall models adopted by News Corporation. Free sites are cashing in along with The New York Times and Financial Times.

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Essential: broadsheets best placed to survive online

Broadsheet readers are more willing to pay for newspaper content, today’s Essential Report finds. And voters have some peculiar ideas about the impact of the carbon price.

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