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Media briefs: News Ltd dies … poll fail … Collier tweets …

News Corp will split into two companies on Sunday in an historic media moment. That and other media tidbits.

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As journalism jobs go, how will graduates find work?

With the mainstream media shedding jobs, but universities bumping up their numbers of journalism students, where will these fresh-faced wannabe Lois Lanes find work? Freelance writer Kylar Loussikian looks at the numbers.

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Looking hard for the so-called ‘Murdochian momentum’

Rupert Murdoch tried to convince Sydney investors yesterday not to dump their stock in the new News Corp. But with falling revenues and high costs, buying into the print assets is probably not a smart business move.

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News Corp quits London Stock Exchange

News Corp will no longer be listed on the London Stock Exchange — what will that mean for the new print company after the amicable divorce?

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Wanna buy a newspaper empire? Murdoch’s sales pitch

As News Corporation prepares to split, mogul Rupert Murdoch tries to convince investors the print half of the business is worth something. But can this business die-hard sell a dying industry?

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News Corp earnings up, but print split can’t come soon enough

Australian publishing assets are dragging News Corp down, and hiving them off can’t come soon enough for shareholders. Plus, some shareholders want to ditch chairman Rupert Murdoch.

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Media briefs: Murdoch pay … Nine redundos … Citizen rises …

Rupert Murdoch will take home almost $US70 million a year under the new deal.

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The BBC-Foxtel deal is dud for Aussie viewers

The real losers in the new Foxtel-BBC deal will be the ABC — and by extension, the Australian TV-watching public.

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Judging journos’ junkets

Crikey readers talk cybersecurity, journos’ junkets and North Korea.

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The slippery and convenient concept of ‘class warfare’

Class warfare” is a confected term sprayed about across the nation’s newspapers of late to shut down policy debate. But funny how it only applies to the rich …

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Howard not giving ground on Iraq

Crikey readers talk News Ltd’s new subbing platform, Margaret Thatcher’s economic legacy and John Howard’s Iraq speech.

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Here’s the real story of Australian debt

The real story of government debt is much more complicated than News Ltd papers claim. And there’s a deep irony in their campaign against it, wrote Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer in March.

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Stench of failure in Canberra, and it’s not just Labor

Labor and the opposition are both failing voters. But our newspapers have failed the public as well, and addressing that is much harder. Crikey reflects on a fortnight which has reflected poorly on almost everyone.

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No hope for media reform

Crikey readers talk media reform, Rupert Murdoch, and why Parade’s End deserves better than GEM.

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Crikey says: a lopsided debate on media reform

A magnum of pinot noir to celebrate an alleged dodgy deal: another day at ICAC. Remember when News Ltd backed media reform? Bernard Keane does. Oliver Yates’ $10 billion green warchest. Your invite to dinner with Rupert Murdoch. And is Nathan Tinkler finally broke?

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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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Media briefs: Punch KO’ed … Guinea foul … Pope puns …

After four years, The Punch is being subsumed into part of News Ltd. Is it about time? Plus a distinct lack of fact-checking at The AFR.

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Conroy’s ‘quick and dirty’ committee to rule on media marriages

The “perfunctory” committee established to investigate Stephen Conroy’s media reforms is unlikely to get media industry unanimity, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Bunny boilers fail to light a fire on Ten

No one wants to watch Flopsy or Cottontail being made into soup on MasterChef: The Professionals, and big changes for Downton Abbey.

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Media ownership: ‘controlling the news’ in a fragmenting industry

Media ownership is a notoriously difficult issue — both for politicians and the press. Bernard Keane explains why governments today face challenges their predecessors didn’t have to deal with.

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The mechanics of how a smear campaign was legitimised

What began as a smear campaign against the Prime Minister became a major media story only a few days ago, when it stopped being merely a News Ltd smear campaign.

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How News Ltd despairs at Gillard’s success

Labor is looking more like a government than at any time since 2009. And some don’t like it — mainly the editors of The Australian and The Daily Telegraph.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Why is Roxon so quiet?

The silent Attorney-General … What’s this about patents … Abbott has some front … Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …

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Battle of the shadows as RBA mulls the global environment

The domestic economy isn’t the basis for the RBA’s judgment about interest rates this afternoon, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Brave News World: media is dead — long live media

Once-great institutions are under threat; what might supplant them is unclear; reputations afford no protection. So what will media look like in 20 years? Gideon Haigh presents the first in a multi-part Crikey investigation.

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