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How long can News Corp keep up the juggling act?

News Corp has been able to shelter its financial health thanks to some wily tax planning, but if the company is finally compelled to swing the axe, Amplify will be the first to go. Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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Circulation results: Tele‘s anti-Rudd campaign falls flat

Newspapers continue to bleed, with fresh circulation stats showing double-digit drops in sales of Fairfax and News Corp titles over the last quarter. The one publication that is not dropping by too much? TV Week.

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'Complete hogwash'? When Bolt grilled Abbott, it sure was

Three months ago, Andrew Bolt interviewed then-PM Kevin Rudd. Today Bolt has interviewed Tony Abbott. Crikey intern Natalie Tencic compares the two interviews.

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Journalism gongs: Fairfax trumps News in Walkley tussle

Who’s been nominated for a Walkley and who missed out? Fairfax has done well, while there are some smaller players hitting well above their weight …

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News Corp’s hall of mirrors can’t hide newspaper woes

News Corporation’s full-year financial results are finally out — but are those hefty profits reported legitimate? Crikey looks a little closer at the numbers.

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Election editorials: all the papers, bar The Age, plump for Abbott

It’s election eve and that means endorsement day for the nation’s big newspapers. Only one paper — The Age in Melbourne — is backing Labor.

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Media briefs: News panic … Vale Wynhausen … SMH ed departs …

News Corp accidentally published ads bagging its own publications. That and other media tidbits.

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Don’t like Murdoch? Here’s your Foxtel discount

Some Foxtel subscribers are so angry about News Corp’s election coverage that they are pulling the plug. The Foxtel call centre has its spruik — and hefty discount — down pat …

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Tips and rumours

What Sam Kekovich said … candidate check: John Alexander … News Corp takes on ‘fat, vain’ critic …

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Papers losing $7m a week? Fairfax results look grim for News

Fairfax’s full-year results, released yesterday, showed the company’s revenues continuing to fall. But that won’t necessarily please News Corp, which sees a warning in the numbers.

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Newspaper circulation results shocker: the contagion edition

Newspaper circulation figures are out for the quarter and it’s bad, bad news across the board. No paper is immune from the dramatic decline in sales. But there are a few magazines holding their own …

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Why Col Allan is Murdoch’s $100 million newspaper man

Shareholders might be wise to worry about Rupert Murdoch’s “gifted tabloid editor”, writes journalist and author Rodney Tiffen at Inside Story.

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On the record: do journos have access to your internet browsing history?

Online news publications are increasingly collecting data and browsing history from readers — including public figures. So what happens if a journalist had access to it?

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Kim Williams lobbed out of News Corp, clearing path for Murdoch Jnr?

Kim Williams has walked from the nation’s most powerful media post, putting a print and company loyalist back in charge at News Corp Australia. Williams was on borrowed time according to insiders.

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As family ties break, will the rich save our newspapers?

The family is getting out of newspapers in the United States, leaving rich philanthropists to redefine what big-city newspapers are. So what will the media charitable causes in Australia do?

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Col Pot’s war on Rudd: how the tabloids turned under Allan

New York Post svengali Col Allan has helped kick off News Corporation Australia’s election campaign coverage in typical take-no-prisoners tabloid style.

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News moves: Col Allan, Lachlan’s man, has Sundays on his mind

Murdoch favourite Col Allan has been parachuted in to boost News Corp’s tabloid readership, particularly its Sunday editions. How will local editors take to that?

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Hold the sink: Col Allan returns to Oz to advise Kim Williams

Here’s one no one saw coming: colourful New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan is returning Down Under. But what will News Corp Australia chief Kim Williams make of his new adviser?

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News Corp’s musical chairs leaves key places empty

Sweeping changes at News Corp Australia have left some crucial positions vacant, and it’s not clear if they will ever be filled. And who has taken redundancy from The Australian?

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Tips and rumours

Julia and Tim moving to Daylesford? … rumours over News closing presses … The Australian’s climate sceptic of the day …

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Media briefs: who to believe? … Election Watch … Rupert behind bars …

News Corp Australia has tied itself in knots reporting on a study that investigated the links between IVF and autism. That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: News name change … Oakeshott scoop … 13hr filibuster …

News Limited is changing its name to News Corp Australia plus other media news of the day.

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