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Melbourne Uni grumbles around Mirabella appointment … Fin to close Shanghai bureau? … Qantas grovels over delays …

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Publishing on ethical investment … AFR entourage off to China … Gym fight turns to NSW … The fear campaign on boozy violence …

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Newspaper editors at war: Crikey mediates Mitchell v Stutch

Chris Mitchell and Michael Stutchbury used to work together. Now their newspapers are at war, and it’s getting personal. Crikey’s media reporter mediates.

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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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Journos move gigs … spotlight on new senators … Michelle Grattan in biscuit faux pas …

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Coup on ALP campaign staff … Hunting for ads in The Australian Financial Review … rumblings over women in the LNP …

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Clegg quits Fairfax to return to News Corp

Fairfax’s restructure of its business publications into one unit has hit a snag with the departure of business media boss Brett Clegg.

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The Killing Fairfax cheat sheet: Packer loves boats, hates criticism

Killing Fairfax, by Fairfax journalist Pamela Williams, is out today. Crikey has sped-read it to give you the juiciest revelations …

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NZ subs getting the headlines wrong? … journos brace for more redundos … fashion must-have for political wannabes this winter …

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The bespoke, luxury world of AFR chief Michael Stutchbury

The Australian Financial Review’s retreat into an élite outlet by big business appears complete. Take Michael Stutchbury’s latest weird missive to readers, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Media briefs: AFR TV debuts … Fanning for SBS … CFA spoiler …

The Australian Financial Review’s new TV partnership with Channel Nine has started strongly, topping rival Alan Kohler’s business show on ABC.

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The Stockholm syndrome infecting business reporting

Paddy Manning exposed the incestuous nature of business journalism in Crikey. It raises bigger questions about who finance journalists represent, writes ex-business hack Jim “Mr Denmore” Parker.

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Twiggy takes journos on an undisclosed China junket

Fortescue Metals Group paid for travel and accommodation for multiple journalists at the Bo’ao forum, but you wouldn’t hear it from News or Fairfax.

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First shots fired in the blockbuster Fairfax book wars

Why is The Australian Financial Review spruiking a book by one of its writers on the death of Fairfax? There’s a slew of such books coming out — it may test Fairfax’s tradition of openness.

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Media briefs: Logies scooped … flying dog? … AFR TV …

There’s plenty of fodder from News Limited over the weekend — not the least the flying dog that wasn’t. Plus other media gossip.

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Fairfax cuts again — and this time, it’s from the top

Fairfax has shed jobs again. Today, it’s senior management shown the door (or given new titles). Will it pave the way for another round of broader cuts — or lead to more copy-sharing across the mastheads?

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Media wrap: papers unite against press reforms

After a “messy delay” a “dog’s breakfast” that “fails the public interest test”. And that’s just one newspaper. Crikey wraps coverage of the federal government’s media regulation reforms.

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Help us identify this video of ‘police’ attacking two men overseas … which paper is going up in price again? … we tell you who’s first in line to get The SMH

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Changes at the head of the Fin? … no man-ban among the Greens … major parties vie for bachelor’s award …

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Get Fact: is it really ‘cheaper to buy than rent’?

It’s cheaper to buy a house than rent one, according to a story in The Australian Financial Review. We apply the Crikey Get Fact test to that rather bold statement.

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Media briefs: Sunday Mail ed sacked … dodgy cyber stats … bumper watch …

Sunday Mail ed’s brutal sacking. The editor of Adelaide’s The Sunday Mail, Megan Lloyd, has been removed from the job by News Limited’s Sydney bosses after 25 years with the company. Crikey understands Lloyd was given the heave-ho on Wednesday night and was not offered another position in the company – a development that has […]

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Financial Review slashes subs but ‘still in the black’

The Australian Financial Review is the latest newspaper to outsource subediting in a bid to cut costs — and it’s not the only problem the troubled newsroom is facing.

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SMH‘s Phil Coorey flies to The AFR

Press gallery veteran Phillip Coorey is flying the coop of The Sydney Morning Herald to take up the role of chief political correspondent at The Australian Financial Review.

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Bad times at The Fin, where business can do no wrong

The Australian Financial Review is now a paper for business, rather than about business. The consequences are becoming obvious, write Crikey’s Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Media briefs: Fin slams writers … The Week ends … ed flees Fairfax …

Another editor leaves Fairfax, The Week magazine finally shuts its covers and all the best media news of the day.

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