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Media briefs: war reporting … Marais retracts … ‘fake sheikh’ suspended …

Is Sharri Markson’s report of an interview fair and balanced? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Exclusive watch: what makes an exclusive, and who has the most?

An investigation? An interview? Or a drop? There appears to be no consensus on what deserves to be called an exclusive in Australia’s major papers.

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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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Tips and rumours

When Clive funds himself, is it tax deductible? … credit card glitch … bus passenger gets urine remark …

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How racist is Australia? Pretty damn racist

Fairfax writer Mark Sawyer says Australians are not particularly racist. But stand-up comic and writer Aamer Rahman begs to differ …

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Media briefs: Fairfax misses out … Guardian expanding … dumb ways to repurpose …

Fairfax got its papers out on time yesterday. Pity it didn’t stop to report the news … Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Age correction … Bolt’s blues … Fairfax cost-cutting? …

Strewth provides a rare look into Andrew Bolt’s real tastes. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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The pundits: compromises, proud character and free money

News Corp papers were generally supportive of Joe Hockey’s first budget, with even Andrew Bolt saying the cuts and taxes were necessary. The Fairfax papers were less generous …

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Media briefs: Murdoch deal … A-teams … keeping the embargo …

The Murdochs stand to benefit from a new mega-deal…. Plus the papers’ budget A-teams, and why we can’t break the budget embargo…

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Six ways to fill a paper when your staff are on strike

Fairfax managed to fill its newspapers yesterday, even though its newsroom was on strike. How did senior editors manage? Crikey’s media reporter looks at the tricks of the trade …

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‘Necessary evil’? Fairfax cuts despite good results

Fairfax has announced dozens of redundancies to cut costs, but is the company really in bad financial shape?

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‘This is what’s left’: Fairfax journos down tools amid threats and fear

More than 600 Fairfax staff across the country are on strike, after the company announced dozens of redundancies.

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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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