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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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The Ten-Foxtel deal should be blocked

The media regulator should block the Foxtel-Ten deal as it would deliver control of the free-to-air network to News Corp, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Mayne: Ten exploits loophole to avoid election for chairman

What to do when a company ignores the importance of a shareholder mandate? Nominate yourself for election every year until the board democratises.

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Media briefs: ABC bias … Monckton returns … shareholders check Murdoch …

Andrew Bolt (aka the ABC bias hunter) smells Lefties. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Murdoch and the Saudi prince: Mayne plots the scenarios

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he “never votes” against Rupert Murdoch. But Crikey’s founder finds that the numbers don’t quite stack up …

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How much of the Murdoch agenda has the government delivered?

The government is well on the way to delivering the Murdochs what they want in media policy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Media briefs: Bolt watch … Peppa won’t fry … Rebekah Brooks bound for Oz? …

Andrew Bolt crunches the numbers on our climate-obsessed journos. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: even the Saudi Prince has turned on Rupert — not that you’d read it in the media

Rupert Murdoch protected his own at News Corp’s AGM, but if he had not gerrymandered the voting shares, he himself could have been chucked off News Corp’s board.

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Mayne v Murdoch round two: Rupert addresses that infamous Crikey leak

Crikey’s founder certainly brought the hard questions to News Corp’s octogenarian chairman — and it turns out Rupert Murdoch reads Crikey with a close eye.

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Mayne takes on Murdoch in fiery Fox showdown in LA

Rupert Murdoch’s dictatorial control over shareholders is reprehensible for a company that has made billions out of free speech.

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Hacking, bribery fallout fells more Murdoch journos

There is bad news all round for Rupert Murdoch’s UK papers, with two journalists convicted of bribery and phone hacking, the “fake sheikh” under the microscope and The Sun’s sales falling to a 43-year-low.

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Media briefs: digging The Beast … deal-mania … dirty deeds …

The Daily Beast comes out roaring, Seinfeld pays a visit to Parliament and other media tidbits for the day.

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Australian papers dead weight in the News Corp stable

Despite reassurance from News Corp officials, the News and Information services publishing arm continues to struggle, write Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer.

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Clive Palmer’s taking you to court, and it doesn’t matter if he wins

Clive Palmer’s long history of litigating against his detractors has served him well, regardless of how many cases he actually wins.

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Mayne: Murdoch salaries hit $600 million — but you wouldn’t read about it

The Oz has revealed that the ABC’s Mark Scott got a pay rise — but the paper is strangely silent on the massive pay packets taken home by the Murdoch family.

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Media briefs: journalists freed … Bauer boss bounces … heavenly …

The CEO of Bauer magazines has quit the company for Woolworths. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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World’s biggest tax dodger wants competitors to pay their damn taxes

The wisdom Rupert Murdoch offered to G20 finance ministers is simply more of the self-interest that has given us the inequality he rails against, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Companies for old men: the codgers who refuse to let go of their boards

Is it ageist to suggest companies might be better off electing at least a few younger faces to their boards? You know, so we don’t have quite so many executives dying on the job …

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Media briefs: Kim Williams’ news on News … Opera Ball without opera … new shows on Channel 7

Kim Williams on adapting and adopting in journalism. And other media tidbits of the day.

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