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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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Tips and rumours

Regional newspapers to consolidate? … Gillard delivers on memoirs … is Eric Abetz the most powerful person in Tas? …

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Modern, subversive and short-lived: a newspaper eulogy

Newspapers were always about more than journalism. Journalist and historian Rachel Buchanan has created an obituary for Melbourne’s 525 dead newspapers, revealing their true worth.

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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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Tips and rumours

Cultural change at The Age … new version of Kevin07 … false alarm at The Oz

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Media briefs: Tele‘s Piccoli payback … tributes for Komla Dumor …

Daily Telegraph payback for Adrian Piccoli? … Video of the day … Front page of the day …

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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: pill-popping auntie … just not cricket … Snowden clemency …

The Age’s photo department has some odd ideas about nonagenarians and their pills … Plus other media snippets of the day.

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Media briefs: News names … AFR maths … hunger strike …

Victorian Parliament came to a screeching halt yesterday when the MP holding the balance of power declared he’d lost confidence in the Speaker. So why did The Age put the story on page 8?

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The news is still grim for Fairfax, as Rinehart flexes muscle

The Coalition has failed to deliver Fairfax better news, with no lift in advertising revenue reported at this morning’s grim AGM. And Gina Rinehart has flexed her shareholding muscle.

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Stop the rorts, stop calling them entitlements

Crikey readers have their say on Nicola Roxon, media plagiarism, ‘colour-blind’ casting and more.

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Cut and paste: The Oz admits to Age plagiarism

Here’s some fodder for The Australian’s popular “Cut & Paste” column: The Oz has been caught out rewriting stories from bitter rival The Age.

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Fairfax business merger: staff told about cuts

Journalists across Fairfax’s newspaper titles are learning the details of the merger of business reporting desks — and the job losses that will result.

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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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Fairfax slashes 45 more jobs, closes glossy mag inserts

Another 45 jobs will go from Fairfax, in a merger of business reporting teams and the closure of high-gloss magazine inserts. Crikey has the grim staff announcement.

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Psychic concerns should spark government action

Crikey readers have their say on regulating psychics and Wayne Swan’s budget management.

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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: Piers wrong … Oz dummy spit … spotting paedophiles …

News Corp columnist Piers Akerman caught the attention of political junkies across the country on Sunday morning by airing explosive claims on Insiders

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‘Flawed and illogical’: Age ed blasts Press Council cardigan-wearers

The Australian Press Council found The Age breached reporting guidelines in its reporting on a union scandal. But editor-at-large Mark Baker is not taking the verdict lying down.

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Media briefs: Baker shamed … ABC groupthink … Ten’s ratings dramas …

The Australian Press Council has taken a whack at The Age for its reporting on the AWU slush fund affair. That and other media tidbits.

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Media wrap: Bolt gloats as scribes deliver post-mortems

The pundits weigh in on the significance of Abbott’s victory. Andrew Bolt and Piers Akerman, unsurprisingly, are over the moon.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Most media outlets have called the election for the Liberals — despite Joe Hockey’s sweaty performance and Malcolm Turnbull’s internet filter blunder.

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Media briefs: pollies on Rage … cats v dogs … exclusive watch …

The Age has asked its readers whether a military intervention in Syria is justified, and now it is asking the real questions: are cats or dogs better?

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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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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Everyone is talking about Tony Abbott’s daughters as the economy gets lost in the shuffle.

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