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It’s getting awkward between Ten and News Corp … Young Labor’s conference split … George Mega v News over ‘ethnic’ claim …

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Media briefs: graphic borrowed … Palmer v News … Carr’s comfy …

News.com.au has a very familiar-looking graphic. Plus why News Corp is obsessed with Clive Palmer’s gut, and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Oz b-day … exclusive watch … Optus oops …

Guess whose birthday it is! Guess whose! OK, it’s not till July, but guess! The Australian is giving everyone plenty of time to buy it the best presents. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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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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Media briefs: News results … dissing honours … indigenous secrets? …

In all the navel-gazing last week about the Murdoch sons’ movements, something was missing: News Corp and 21st Century Fox shares are declining. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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A fleeting introduction, a whole world of coverage: Lachlan’s first day

Many of the journalists at News Corp’s Holt Street bunker barely saw Lachlan Murdoch yesterday. If you really want to know what’s going on, you’d best go outside the organisation.

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Media briefs: News on News … offers they couldn’t refuse …

The Australian is outraged today that its rival, Fairfax, did not give Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension the coverage it deserved. And News Corp is very against Godfather metaphors… or is it?

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Will Murdoch still pull the strings at Ten? Takeover talk will reignite

Channel Ten is more vulnerable than ever with Lachlan Murdoch resigning from the board in favour of a plush News Corporation post. The takeover speculation will only intensify.

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Murdoch moves: Lachlan lured back, but which office does he get?

Lachlan Murdoch could be back stalking the halls of Holt Street within days. Rupert Murdoch’s succession planning throws a spanner into the presumed media merger plays in Australia.

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Tips and rumours

David Bradbury does tax for the OECD … The Australian journo misses his chance … Ladies’ choice in Parliament? … A Murdoch-free internet? …

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‘Obsession’ cuts both ways in The Australian‘s war on Media Watch

The Australian says Media Watch is obsessed with News Corp. But scarcely a week goes by without the paper taking a shot at the ABC program. Today is no exception.

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Media briefs: Oz losses… Sky on FTA … Tele v Press Council …

News Corp’s vanity Australian newspaper has revealed exactly how much money it loses every year. It’s not as much as Paul Barry had said on Media Watch, but the numbers are still staggering. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: papers on papers … Italy’s wunderkind … Sochi wrap …

Australian exclusive watch (just kidding Chris) …

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We read the Oz so you don’t have to

Crikey readers talk subsidies for mining companies and News Corp, who’s telling porkies about the carbon tax, and the rubbish that’s in the Oz.

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Why News Corp got almost $1 billion of your money

News Corp’s $882 million tax refund has raised questions about the robustness of our tax laws.

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Tips and rumours

Talk around Melbourne media merger … Journos break news, duck government … “Rainmaker” Abbott ends the drought …

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Fairfax trumps News in race for digital subscribers: audit

Fairfax’s paywalls are more porous, and more expensive to unlock. But its two metro dailies are streaking ahead of News Corp when it comes to digital subscribers.

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Television: the land where the age of entitlement never ends

For the free-to-air commercial broadcasters, it’s always the age of entitlement — no matter who is in power. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer detail the largesse.

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Books, real estate push (new) News Corp earnings higher

Is News Corp still raking in the cash? New figures show the rivers of (diversified) gold are drying up.

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Hold the front page: News Corp issues blogger with takedown notice

News Corporation lawyers have ordered a Canberra-based blogger to stop reproducing their front pages, or pay a licensing fee. There’s a double standard at play, according to one expert.

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Removal of ‘two out of three’ ain’t bad for News Corp

A move to to amend media ownership restrictions would be a positive for News Corp, but the ACCC might yet be a hurdle, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Media briefs: TT axed … Kohler paywall … Hendo v Guardian

Today Tonight has been axed. And The Daily Telegraph tried to make Ian Thorpe go to rehab, but he said no, no, no. Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Abbott on HuffPo … newspaper departures …

Abbott, Freedman splash on HuffPo … Newspaper departures, digital futures … Correction of the day … Front page of the day …

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Murdoch family civil war, but don’t write off Rupert yet

The relationship revelations from within the Murdoch family have been particularly juicy over the summer, but those writing off Rupert are doing so prematurely.

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Tips and rumours

Is one of Fairfax’s gun columnists thinking about defecting to News Corp? … Is La Trobe privatising student housing? … And Abbott is watching. Always …

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