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Media briefs: another bite … going Greek … clean sweep …

Will News Corp try and bid for the New York Daily News? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: Rupert and Jeff Kennett open up on Twitter

Crikey’s founder has a direct interaction with the most powerful man in the media world.

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Tips and rumours

Why is the Australian embassy in Indonesia unhappy with a journalist? … the ALP gives supporters comebacks but no zingers … and gratuitous pictures of a puppy …

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Mayne: Rupert says good night, sweet prince

News Corp columnists keep telling us that Murdoch is no control freak — so why are they so reluctant to criticise their boss?

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Streaming video is drowning Fox — so why isn’t Rupert doing anything?

Murdoch’s empire’s inability to adapt to the changing digital landscape is hurting shareholders — but Rupert is curiously silent.

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Tips and rumours

Satellite NBN limited in more ways than one … Pyne’s schoolyard insults … no kittens for us

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A right royal kiss-off: the Sun King loses his Prince

Saudi Prince Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has sold most of his 6.6% stake in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Now we know why the Prince did not vote with the Murdochs at the last AGM.

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Business minutes: Clive’s shrinking fortunes … oil prices climb … Harper Lee to make a killing …

Having bought his way to power, Clive Palmer’s pockets are looking increasingly empty. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business minutes: Packer cashes in … RBA decision … bank ‘efficiencies’ …

Is James Packer a fan of Communist-style efficiency? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Rupert’s fix won’t help his ailing Aussie subsidiary

Dumping Peta Credlin won’t fix the problems of the Abbott government - and would simply reinforce the perception that the Abbott government is run by News Corp.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

Gawker suggests Rupert Murdoch may tweet while drunk. But Helen Razer thinks there may be a more poetic explanation …

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Arise, Dame Julie: Bishop displays her Sun King seal of approval

Julie Bishop is openly positioning herself as Tony Abbott’s replacement as the Prime Minister’s judgement again fails him.

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Tips and rumours

New owners for the NIT? … minor parties struggling for real people … last call on that bottle of red …

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Razer’s Class Warfare: tits on page 3 are not oppressing you

The “media effect” is nonsense, and page 3 girls with their baps out are not turning working-class men in Bristol into slavering rapists.

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Mayne: how boards shirk disclosure requirements and hide executive pay

Companies are meant to disclose the remuneration packages of their key management personnel. The problem is, it is up to the companies themselves to decide who qualifies.

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Heard about wearable tech? No really, have you?!

What is it with The Australian’s incessant coverage of wearable tech? It couldn’t be a directive from on high … could it?

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Tips and rumours

Queensland LNP has a message on jobs … parliamentary staffers on the move … Rupert and Voldemort, are they buddies?

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Tips and rumours

Junk preferences in South Australia … the real leadership battles in Queensland … Americans order flat whites …

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Tips and rumours

Moving and shaking at Immigration … Queensland election sooner than we thought? … Rupert reads more than his papers …

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Meet the mystery man (and privacy fan) who’ll be sparring with Rupert

The Press Council’s new chairman, David Weisbrot, is quite unknown in media circles. But maybe that’s a good thing.

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Media briefs: the British are coming … Murdoch raises cash … silly season begins …

Michael Bloomberg lures away The Economist’s editor-in-chief. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Rupert sells voting shares — is this a Lachlan bailout?

Why has Rupert Murdoch taken the unusual step of selling over $100 million worth of his voting shares in 21st Century Fox? Crikey founder Stephen Mayne and business commentator Glenn Dyer explain.

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Media briefs: Jones is back … mix-up at AFR … the Murdoch challenger …

How’d you like (at least) three more years of Alan Jones? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: why sell Ten … Seven’s exec reshuffle … iSentia wins content-harvesting licence …

The Ten Network conducts a “Dutch auction”. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: News Corp’s new super fund … a troubling front page … divided Ferguson …

News Corp branches out into the financial services sector. And other media tidbits of the day.

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