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Circulation figures: the paper is dead, long live the ‘masthead’

The latest newspaper circulation figures show plummeting sales, but the industry is talking up the growth of digital. How seriously should we take their claims?

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So much media bias

Crikey readers have their say.

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‘How big are your balls?!’: Fairfax v News in Geelong ad war

Antony Catalano’s Melbourne publishing empire has taken a real estate agent to court over deals with the News Limited-owned Geelong Advertiser. It’s an old-fashioned newspaper war in Victoria.

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Media briefs: SAS about face … winos see red … where’s Gotye? …

Memo to someone, anyone at the Herald Sun (and its sister daily The Daily Telegraph): before you report someone’s resignation, check that they’ve actually quit. Plus other media news of the day.

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‘How big are your balls?!’: Fairfax v News in Geelong ad war

Antony Catalano’s Melbourne publishing empire will take a real estate agent to court over deals with the News Limited-owned Geelong Advertiser. It’s an old-fashioned newspaper war in Victoria.

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News Ltd paywall rethink: Courier-Mail flags metered model

Staffers at Brisbane’s Courier-Mail have been told an online paywall is on the way this year. But it might be a different model to the Herald Sun’s struggling “freemium” paywall.

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Media briefs: Clarke and Dawe back … looong campaign … TT: dead or not? …

News Limited’s senior executives have missed out on the top two senior executive roles reporting to CEO Robert Thomson in the new News Corporation, the publishing (and pay TV in Australia) arm to be split from the group later this year. Plus other media news.

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Bad News group won’t set the market on fire for Murdoch

There were clues in News Corporation filings on Monday about how much the company’s spun-off publishing entity will suffer from a weak advertising market and declining circulation.

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Where are they now: losses at News, Fairfax are PR’s gain

Where have all the journalists who left News Limited and Fairfax this year gone? Crikey tracked them down to find out — and it’s something of a PR bonanza.

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Media briefs: PR as news … News Ltd cuts … Murdoch and Chifley …

News Limited continues to hack away at its staffing levels, with subediting duties at nine regional newspapers to be outsourced to AAP subsidiary Pagemasters. Plus, other media news.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott in Xmas party boo-boo … Big Brother is watching News … does Australia Post put on the best Xmas do? …

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Tips and rumours

Bib Brother watches over News? … whispers of more job cuts in the Murdoch empire … new laws obstruct DIY super (and who wants life insurance anyway?) …

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Tips and rumours

Infighting hits Qld Greens … Overington recalls The Slap … News Ltd hacks dress for Xmas party …

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Game on in Fairfax v News paywall battle as Fin goes metered

Fairfax’s The Australian Financial Review will adopt the same subscription strategy online as The New York Times — but will it have the same positive impact?

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The walking unread: newspaper circulation continues long decline

The latest circulation figures — complicated by digital subscriptions — contain more bad news for newspapers, particularly in the Fairfax stable. But which paper bucked the trend?

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The great Murdoch migration: who’s leaving News Ltd?

George Megalogenis is packing up and leaving The Australian to write more books. Who else has left News Limited during the latest cost-cutting drive?

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Fairfax v News property war heats up in Melbourne

National property listings site reviewproperty.com.au has bundled up agents and offices into a new business, in a new strike from Fairfax against News Limited’s REA Group.

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And the scoreboard says … News journos face editor ranking

Stressed staff on News Limited’s Adelaide Advertiser are ruing the introduction of a new league table singling out their individual journalistic achievements by editors.

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Brave News World: is AAP now our most important media organ?

AAP’s old-school journalism is suddenly very much back in fashion as newsrooms shrink, Gideon Haigh reports in the sixth chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

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$120m slashed from print ads — and it’s not coming back online

Crikey got its mitts on the latest media buying data — and it doesn’t make for pretty reading for print publishers. Foxtel and digital titles, however, have plenty to crow about.

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Walkley nominations: trumpets out to herald their/our own

The Walkley Award nominations for journalistic excellence were announced last night. So which media outlets shone (well, us) and which fell flat?

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Who’ll replace Breen as Sunday Telegraph editor?

Who’ll replace Neil Breen as Sunday Telegraph editor? Crikey assess the candidates to lead the nation’s most-read paper.

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‘You say you want a revoluuuution’: Kim Williams’ press freedom rallying cry

Journalism legend AN Smith could scarcely have foreseen the lecture series devised in his memory could have warped — 76 years later — into a brow-beating session equating Rupert Murdoch’s business interests with those of the Australian public.

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Animals splashed as Chairman Murdoch tours Bad News outpost

Media octogenarian Rupert Murdoch has commenced his three week tour of his Australian backwater and Holt Street Kremlinologists have been busy piecing together his likely agenda.

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News Limited’s ‘premiere package’ for agents under attack

News Limited-controlled REA Group offered to establish a slush fund worth tens of thousands of dollars for a leading Melbourne real estate agent if it committed to an exclusive two-year advertising deal.

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