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Chris Mitchell, happy to remain anonymous, peeks out of the shadows

Man of mystery Chris Mitchell has made a rare public appearance at an event in Sydney. The editor-in-chief of The Oz defended his paper’s campaigning journalism and explained why he uses Twitter to keep an eye on his staff

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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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Media briefs: Guardian’s colonialism … feeling blue … Kimye kaptured …

The Guardian is still sending Brits to our shores to pacify the natives. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Did Hockey revolt at student protest? … Abbott’s pals in diplomatic heaven … nursing home fees …

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Media briefs: trigger beat-up … online news … police apology …

Beware trigger warnings, the lamest right-wing beat-up of our time. Plus other media tidbits.

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Tips and rumours

After him, he’s got a press pass! … A wink to where it came from … Adam Boland’s return to TV — delayed … A break in the MH370 case? …

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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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Fairfax has woes, but the red ink floods News Corp’s Aussie papers

It’s more bad news for News Corp, with Australian newspapers the worst-performing segment of its business. New filings to US regulators reveal the red ink isn’t running dry.

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Media briefs: debt shame … RIP Hoskins … Time bombs …

Greg Sheridan has a moral problem with debt (and a kneejerk love of the Liberals). Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: News digital subs … JJ lives … vale Roscoe …

News Corp claims to have 200,000 digital subscribers — but is someone putting their thumb on the scales? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Logies outrage … Home Journal … ode to Henry …

There’s Logie outrage! Of course there is. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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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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