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Abbott had Murdoch’s ear before PPL bombshell — but papers did not fall in line

Abbott told Murdoch about his paid parental leave scheme before he told anyone else — not that you’d know it from the coverage in News Corp papers.

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A gerrymander to make Sir Joh proud: how the Time Warner deal would cement the Murdoch clan

What happens next is difficult to predict as Time Warner offer dwarfs all other bids in Murdoch’s acquisition history.

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‘A lost cause’: is The Australian really Canberra’s most influential paper?

Anyone who’s anyone in Canberra reads The Australian. But that doesn’t mean the paper is as influential as it says it is.

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Mal Turnbull so camera-shy at Rupert’s party

The Australian celebrated its 50th birthday with a gala dinner in Sydney — but why was Turnbull so shy, and where was Ken Cowley? Crikey stood outside to get the goss.

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Don’t lower the minimum wage

Crikey readers talk youth unemployment and The Australian’s so-called objectivity.

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Watchdog or attack dog? The Australian at 50

Australia’s only nationwide broadsheet turns 50 today. Former Australian media writers Matthew Ricketson and Andrew Dodd take a look at the vendettas it has pursued over the years.

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Tips and rumours

Party-watch at The Australian … why Fairfax management discovered the Twitter … time to tweet Jesus! …

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Media briefs: Sun shines … paywall blues … Press Council ruling …

The Age is in a bit of hot water with the Press Council over the precise definition of the word “said”. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: carbon copy … Murdoch’s win … Sawyer signs off …

Only one major daily in Australia had no mention of Clive Palmer’s climate change bombshell on its front page this morning. Guess which one? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Don’t cry over illegal downloads

Crikey readers have their say on internet piracy.

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When good bankers go bad

Crikey readers have their say on FOFA reforms, Rupert Murdoch’s tweets and the age of parliamentarians.

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Chris Mitchell, happy to remain anonymous, peeks out of the shadows

Man of mystery Chris Mitchell has made a rare public appearance at an event in Sydney. The editor-in-chief of The Oz defended his paper’s campaigning journalism and explained why he uses Twitter to keep an eye on his staff

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What we will lose if we destroy the public broadcaster

The ABC is under threat, with the cuts announced in the budget likely to be the tip of the iceberg. ABC journalist and public broadcasting advocate Quentin Dempster warns Coalition MPs to be careful what they wish for: a Murdoch monopoly won’t be all they hoped.

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MIA: one Communications Minister

Crikey readers talk the Liberals’ economic policy, who should own our media, and where in the world Malcolm Turnbull might be.

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Media briefs: News loves News … wordless columns … counting up to 86%

Rupert Murdoch is a visionary, says his employee. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

After him, he’s got a press pass! … A wink to where it came from … Adam Boland’s return to TV — delayed … A break in the MH370 case? …

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Media briefs: paper circ … Shine merger … Wheat St

They’re trying to staunch the bleeding over at Australia’s venerable print mastheads. Plus other media tidbits.

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Fairfax has woes, but the red ink floods News Corp’s Aussie papers

It’s more bad news for News Corp, with Australian newspapers the worst-performing segment of its business. New filings to US regulators reveal the red ink isn’t running dry.

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Media briefs: Rand and Rupert … TV Upfronts … Netflix conquest …

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and media mogul Rupert Murdoch yuk it up at the Kentucky Derby. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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Media briefs: Rupert’s influence … sidebars of shame … Palin’s new low …

A gun ABC journo is breaking new online ground, and Facebook wants to be your new go-to media outlet. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Redundos to come at Qantas … Turnbull’s policy on the fly … coal emails MIA …

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Tips and rumours

Oops, ASADA sends email to wrong person … is Kylie Minogue not paying her dancers? … Rupert experiences virtual reality …

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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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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Tips and rumours

All the gossip from ye olde Crikey court … jobs going at Downer Rail … Bolt blog vetoes The Australian? …

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