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The new media cadets: older, more experienced, exhausted by the climb

In today’s competitive hustle for journalism jobs, you’re never too old or too qualified for an entry-level position. Crikey goes behind the scenes on Fairfax’s gruelling cadet application process.

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Media briefs: April fools … IPCC media wrap … cutting pork …

How the nation’s media covered the IPCC report, plus the best April Fools’ jokes and other media tidbits of the day.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: reducing depression’s ‘stigma’ is cheap, stupid policy

Some Australians still think depression is not a disease. But who cares? Instead of trying to change their minds, let’s change our policy and funding, and provide some proper treatment.

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Media briefs: SMH ‘scoop’ … Bolt’s blues … dark Darwin …

Andrew Bolt has been called a racist, and he’s terribly, terribly sad about it. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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Not transitioning, drowning

Crikey readers talk wages growth, Fairfax deadlines and the coal companies getting government money.

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Media briefs: vale publisher John Motion … crickets at the SMH

Private Media CEO Marina Go farewells her publishing mentor John Motion. Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: sex teacher apology … Cater v Assange … Hurricane Abbott …

The Sydney Morning Herald incorrectly identified a teacher accused of having sex with students. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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How Japan is uniting the world (against it)

Crikey readers talk media beat-ups and the trouble brewing between our Pacific neighbours.

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Media briefs: Reith in Fairfax … SMH‘s world … Nippon ‘racist’ ad …

Peter Reith joins Fairfax as a regular columnist. And other media tidbits.

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Where the Tele and SMH agree: violence and media beat-ups

The Sydney Morning Herald andThe Daily Telegraph agree that Sydney needs stronger measures to combat alcohol-fuelled violence. But is their campaign worth the paper it’s printed on?

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The Big Oil-backed climate denier who hoodwinked Fairfax

Expert reviewer” John McLean wrote a climate denialist opinion piece in the Fairfax media — despite its papers vowing not to. Researcher Elaine McKewon asks: just who is John McLean, anyway?

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Media briefs: Blair v poor kid … SMH click-bait … Pepsi fail …

A World Vision art forgery? … SMH bikini click-bait … sinister typography at Pepsi … Video of the day …

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Which news websites you’re clicking on — or not

Which news websites soared and which flopped in Australia in 2013? Crikey scours the numbers — and the results may surprise.

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Press Council breaches: SMH worst offender in 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald had five adverse rulings from the Press Council this year, more than twice as many as The Australian and The Age.

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Media briefs: New York mag biweekly … chaos in Thailand …

New York scales back … Press Council ruling … Correction of the day … Front page of the day …

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Media briefs: Daily Mail launches in Oz … Kenny sues Chaser… SMH slapped

Be worried Aussie tabloids: the Daily Mail is launching online down under. That and and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Bloomberg job cuts … Kerr’s axe to grind … Australia’s X Factor

Financial news giant Bloomberg is about to cut 50 jobs from its newsroom. Plus other media snippets of the day.

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Kim Williams v Fairfax, Joe Aston v Mike Carlton: it’s getting ugly

More details are emerging of the case former News Corp boss Kim Williams has against Fairfax. And Mike Carlton has some blunt words for the writer of the piece in question.

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Media briefs: News v Barry … AFR hides cuts … Hadley guilty …

The Australian Financial Review has kept quiet about the merger of its reporting team with Fairfax’s BusinessDay.

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Tips and rumours

Gillard announces book deal … new species discovered? … Pell no fan of David Marr’s Quarterly Essay.

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Media briefs: News panic … Vale Wynhausen … SMH ed departs …

News Corp accidentally published ads bagging its own publications. That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: SMH sorry … Kevin the frog … News sells papers …

Fairfax has posted a net loss of $16 million, prompting a major shareholder to dump some stock.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

The media has given up on pretending this election campaign is actually a contest and is now focusing on what Tony Abbott will do when he is prime minister.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Most media outlets are sounding the death knell for Kevin Rudd’s Labor campaign.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Both parties are so wedded to the idea of balanced budgets that they are making election promises for their grandchildren to carry out.

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