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Media briefs: rude nudes … deja vu … Aussies abroad …

Nudists don’t sell. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Hockey in the ‘dock’: Treasurer can’t recall much

Joe Hockey has taken the stand in his defamation proceedings against Fairfax.

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Women’s work: why are there so few female editors in Australia?

Good news! Crikey has found there are twice as many female editors of print publications than there were two years ago. But there’s some bad news as well …

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Sorry the most expensive word: Age apologises in front-page splash

Fairfax has issued a possibly unprecedented front-page apology to the Melbourne teenager the paper misidentified as a terrorism suspect.

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Tips and rumours

To publish or not to publish? … Bruce Billson in the limelight … Newman’s new move …

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Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Media briefs: I was a bidder, get me out of here … NYT treads water … HBO spills …

It’s off! Discovery is not bidding for Ten, the AFR tells us this morning. And other media tidbits of the day.

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G-strings and racists — how cost-cutting cheapens our papers

It’s not that traditional media have grown more racist or sexist, it’s just all they can afford to print.

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Media briefs: one thing in common … Oz v Press Council part 857 … In from the cold …

The Age has had a mortifying morning after mixing up Waleed Aly and Nazeem Hussain. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Moving and shaking at Immigration … Queensland election sooner than we thought? … Rupert reads more than his papers …

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Tips and rumours

Tributes in The Age still fraught … I’m voting someone else this election … and a new role for Julie Bishop? …

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Media briefs: Short Story shuts shop … Scott sick burn … mystery mucus

The Age isn’t have a short story competition this year - but it says it’ll be back in 2015. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Preference whisperer may need to shout … security for the G20 … don’t mess with maths …

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Media briefs: Strewthwatch … The Age commutes … Diane Sawyer quits …

Bring back James Jeffrey, part 28. To Strewthwatch now, and how’s our boy Christian doing this week? Not good, not good. The Kerr ratio — actual gossip items to stuff lifted off the meeja — is running 2.5:20 this week — 1:7 on Monday, 1.5:6 on Tuesday, and 0.5:7 on Wednesday. Monday was a police blotter item, Tuesday was Clive Palmer’s […]

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Media briefs: print woes… Serious Charge … meet the Spectators …

The Age sells has lost 20% of its circulation in a year. And other media tidbits of the day.

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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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