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Media briefs: Pulitzer response … Fox shake-up … Boston remembers …

Paging Ten: top executive David Lyle is available … A Pulitzer win, and a dodgy response … Front page of the day …

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Media briefs: ABC apologies to Kenny … Carr brief … Oz on climate …

We’re loving Bob Carr’s memoir — but perhaps he was a touch longwinded? Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: graphic borrowed … Palmer v News … Carr’s comfy …

News.com.au has a very familiar-looking graphic. Plus why News Corp is obsessed with Clive Palmer’s gut, and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Janet v 18c … racing v mining … March madness …

Rundle: the 18c wars, latest dispatch … Wrong place for a mine (better for horses) … Front page(s) of the day …

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Media briefs: Ten on Schapelle … Oz polling … Gillard on GoT …

Julia Gillard has turned her hand to film reviewing… and other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Stutch hits back … Vox pops … Gale cover …

Michael Stutchbury slams Media Diary’s claim that the Fin doesn’t break stories. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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Scott v Mitchell: the ABC debate that never happened

ABC boss Mark Scott was happy to debate The Australian’s editor Chris Mitchell, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Will the epic media bout ever take place?

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Media briefs: Oz b-day … exclusive watch … Optus oops …

Guess whose birthday it is! Guess whose! OK, it’s not till July, but guess! The Australian is giving everyone plenty of time to buy it the best presents. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: April fools … IPCC media wrap … cutting pork …

How the nation’s media covered the IPCC report, plus the best April Fools’ jokes and other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: News on News … offers they couldn’t refuse …

The Australian is outraged today that its rival, Fairfax, did not give Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension the coverage it deserved. And News Corp is very against Godfather metaphors… or is it?

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Media briefs: Lachlan’s denials … startups’ big names … imperial forces …

There’s good news and bad news for digital startup media. The good news is they’re hiring — really! Now, if only they were profitable … Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Barry v Oz (again) … RIP MH370 … ‘sane heads’ …

There does seem to be some sort of obsession in the Media Watch-Australian wars, but it cuts both ways. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

David Bradbury does tax for the OECD … The Australian journo misses his chance … Ladies’ choice in Parliament? … A Murdoch-free internet? …

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‘Obsession’ cuts both ways in The Australian‘s war on Media Watch

The Australian says Media Watch is obsessed with News Corp. But scarcely a week goes by without the paper taking a shot at the ABC program. Today is no exception.

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Media briefs: Bolt v Langton v ABC … Ten’s ad rebound? …

The ABC has apologised to Andrew Bolt, but Bolt says it’s not enough. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Privatise the ABC? The case for and against

Crikey readers are in complete agreement: hands off the ABC. But writer Roger Colman says the matter is still open for debate.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: my last temptation

You can try to give up talking about feminism for Lent. But then along comes Janet Albrechtsen with a morsel too juicy to resist for this Catholic …

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Media briefs: Oz losses… Sky on FTA … Tele v Press Council …

News Corp’s vanity Australian newspaper has revealed exactly how much money it loses every year. It’s not as much as Paul Barry had said on Media Watch, but the numbers are still staggering. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: papers on papers … Italy’s wunderkind … Sochi wrap …

Australian exclusive watch (just kidding Chris) …

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Media briefs: Fairfax results … Stuch v Mitchell hots up …

Fairfax profits are up! No, wait, theyr’e down! Well, it depends how you count the numbers. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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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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We read the Oz so you don’t have to

Crikey readers talk subsidies for mining companies and News Corp, who’s telling porkies about the carbon tax, and the rubbish that’s in the Oz.

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Media briefs: Mitchell v Stutch… Bolt’s back … Thomson mugshot …

There seems to be a bit of bad blood between The Australian editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell and his former protege Michael Stutchbury. Plus other media snippets of the day.

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Rundle: Planet Janet, a Wolf, the Lone Survivor and other illiberalism

Janet Albrechtsen writes on a spurious “cultural divide” in Hollywood and at home. Her fact-free propaganda exemplifies the illiberal spirit of the Right. Our writer-at-large goes to the movies.

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Tips and rumours

Chris Mitchell says he’s staying put … Craig Thomson looking for employment? … The Saturday Paper and its light-house-eating readers

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