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Beecher: Tony Abbott’s fate lies in this man’s hands

The most powerful man in Australian politics is not an elected politician. It’s Chris Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Australian.

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Media Watch watch: should targets get the right of reply?

The ABC’s flagship media show has changed in recent years, to become less commentary and more journalistic in tone. And a former executive producer says that’s down to a certain blue heeler …

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Rundle: we are watching the throes of a dying govt, and it is so good

Like Howard in 2007, Abbott is politically dead — he just doesn’t seem to have noticed yet.

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Chapman: sorry, Gerard, I actually am an authority on health

University of Sydney Professor of Public Health Simon Chapman hits back at his fans in The Australian.

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Media briefs: no apology but here’s a loan … republishing press releases … Dateline scores …

Darren Goodsir refuses to apologise to the Oz. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Press Council slams the Oz, but Mitchell’s having none of it

The ongoing war between the national broadsheet and the press council heats up — not that The Oz’s editor-in-chief is worried.

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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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Mayne: Rupert says good night, sweet prince

News Corp columnists keep telling us that Murdoch is no control freak — so why are they so reluctant to criticise their boss?

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Why the Oz called Colleen McCullough fat and ugly in her obituary

The Australian’s deeply insulting obituary for Australian novelist Colleen McCullough brought the newspaper international condemnation. So why on Earth was it published?

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Why the Oz called Colleen McCullough fat and ugly in her obituary

An unnamed (and deceased) obituary writer has been handed the blame by those within the newspaper.

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Tips and rumours

Just who is the nation’s best media writer? … 3AW caller has a Liberal history … is someone coming for Jason “orgasms” Wood? …

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The ABC should be sticking to its charter, not chasing ratings

Crikey readers have their say on ABC programming and other issues of the day.

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ABC TV director slams Oz’s ‘error-filled’, ‘pro-Ten’ report

A report in The Australian claiming the ABC had a bad year for ratings has been swiftly denounced by ABC management this morning. They have their own figures to prove their case.

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A politically motivated campaign against Gillian Triggs?

Is The Australian out to get the Human Rights Commission’s president because she’s about to embarrass the government? The Oz ‘s editor doesn’t think so, report Mahalia Dobson and Myriam Robin.

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Rundle: Europe’s post-Hebdo hangover

With David Cameron and Francois Hollande desperately capitalising on #jesuischarlie, our own pollies make their own political plays.

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Heard about wearable tech? No really, have you?!

What is it with The Australian’s incessant coverage of wearable tech? It couldn’t be a directive from on high … could it?

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Rundle: the Right is coming for your children

If you wonder how the “othering” of other people’s children happens, just ask Christian Kerr, who used a photo of a Senator’s daughter to illustrate a four-line “story” about nothing.

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Media briefs: praying for Phil … apples and soap … rats in the ranks …

Every metropolitan daily in the country featured injured cricketer Phil Hughes on the front page today. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: Cabcharge investors close ranks as turbulent AGM approaches

Despite what some are calling a “benign” AGM season, Cabcharge seems set on a course for catastrophe.

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Is the ABC overstaffed in Canberra? Not at all, it insists

THe ABC is the largest single contingent in the Press Gallery. But no one else does as much as it does, a spokesman says, hitting back at accusations the ABC won’t talk about its staffing levels.

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Tips and rumours

Sensitive Packer’s feelings saved … onions at the ABC … Channel 7’s geeks not real? …

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Mayne: why is the Oz spinning for an overpaid and underworked Rinehart?

Gina Rinehart’s abysmal attendance record at Ten Network board meetings has been conveniently omitted from the glowing coverage of her in The Australian.

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Oz v AFR: Why News Corp thinks it’s winning the battle for business readers

If Fairfax blinks, News Corp could corner a national monopoly on business news. Circulation figures show why The Australian has moved on the AFR’s turf.

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The Oz takes fight to the Fin (again) with beefed-up business section

The Australian is betting on business, with its new section designed to kick Fairfax’s Financial Review where it counts.

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On folk devils and the Oz‘s circle of confected outrage

The Australian is trying to whip up a moral panic against “activist journalists” and journalism academics. University of Canberra associate professor Glen Fuller explains why.

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