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Media briefs: Tele‘s Piccoli payback … tributes for Komla Dumor …

Daily Telegraph payback for Adrian Piccoli? … Video of the day … Front page of the day …

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Press Council breaches: SMH worst offender in 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald had five adverse rulings from the Press Council this year, more than twice as many as The Australian and The Age.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Most media outlets have called the election for the Liberals — despite Joe Hockey’s sweaty performance and Malcolm Turnbull’s internet filter blunder.

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Who pays the pollster calls the tune? Daily Tele caught out

Business chiefs don’t like Labor’s NBN, The Daily Telegraph tells us; and there’s a poll to prove it. But just a minute — who paid for that poll?

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Murdoch’s might: how much do News papers influence elections?

Do Rupert Murdoch’s Australian newspapers determine election results; do they back winners each time? Henry Belot looks back at elections to 1975 to find out whether Murdoch really is a kingmaker.

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Media briefs: red pen on Greens … O’Farrell feeling lucky … how-to fraud guide …

No more McTernan in the Sunday Tele … Courier-Mail prints how-to fraud guide … Andrew Bolt takes on Twitter …

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Is the mining boom over? Kevin Rudd says it is, but no one told the Chinese. Plus other bites of the campaitn.

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Why Col Allan is Murdoch’s $100 million newspaper man

Shareholders might be wise to worry about Rupert Murdoch’s “gifted tabloid editor”, writes journalist and author Rodney Tiffen at Inside Story.

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Media briefs: Coalition cut … News and REA … exclusive watch …

The Daily Telegraph has an exclusive-that-wasn’t, and other media bites of the day.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

The Daily Telegraph’s joke front page references a TV series that finished its run more than 42 years ago. Plus other media bites from the campaign.

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Tips and rumours

Tele wants everyone to go West, except itself … no office washing-up liquid in APS … Abbott sneaks into your mailbox …

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Media briefs: Tele wrecked … Silver to ESPN … baby showers …

The royal baby hadn’t been born when Australia’s newspapers went to bed — but with Kate in labour that didn’t stop them from producing souvenir editions on the presumptive new arrival. The Daily Telegraph won the day with seven pages of baby-mania …

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Media briefs: Gillard’s old knife … SMH in Ashes … psychic pains …

Everyone’s talking about Ashes debutante Ashton Agar’s brilliant knock overnight. The Daily Telegraph shoehorned the story onto the front page but it was buried in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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The great media airlift: sports bodies fly in journos for coverage

The V8 Supercar racing series flew journalists to America to cover an event. It’s not the first time they’ve done it, and other sports like the AFL are also putting journalists on planes to maximise coverage.

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Media briefs: Tele flays Fitzy … goodbye analog … croc watch …

Was Peter Fitzsimons up to no good at a charity gala? That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: rat-cunning … Ten goes old … Arrested review …

The Australian Press Council has cleared The Australian of breaching its principles when the newspaper ran a front-page cartoon depicting the Prime Minister and Treasurer as communists after last year’s budget.

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Media briefs: Tele ‘exaggeration’ … Age execution … man: a hate story …

Daily Tele stance against fearmongering. We enjoyed The Daily Telegraph’s editorial on Monday, supporting moves to review the GST and hinting it could be a good idea to increase it. The Tele reckons “discussion on this issue, free of fear-mongering and exaggeration, would be welcome”. The Tele certainly knows a thing or two about “fearmongering and […]

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Media briefs: Aussie Colbert? … coffee gold …Tele sees double …

Do we need a local version of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? That and other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Devine spruiks Cater … Groundhog Age … Fry’s film boost …

Surprise surprise, Miranda Devine is a fan of her mate Nick Cater’s book. And other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: Nine float? … Soros lives … Allan’s ‘horseshit’ …

The New York Post’s error-prone and sensationalist coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks continue. And other media gossip …

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Drops: what journalists aren’t telling you about their ‘exclusives’

Should journalists accept leaks in exchange for not seeking critical comment? Crikey examines the pros and cons of the media “drops” that you’re not told about.

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Tele goes absolutely bonkers

Public opinion polling in the United States shows that for the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favour legalising the use of marijuana. Plus other political news.

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Yes, Rupert, racism is disgraceful — tell your newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has attacked Labor for being racist and portrayed himself as an immigration advocate. Does that ring true, given the stories his newspapers run? Crikey intern Ben Westcott trawls through the archives.

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Media briefs: Press Council rules … The Oz and the Boss … Madison axed …

The Australian Press Council has pinged The Australian and The Daily Telegraph for breaching its guidelines. And other media gossip, including the final word on Bruce Springsteen …

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Media briefs: Geert Wilders’ Anzac spirit … The Oz’s racy teen … EIEIO

Our land isn’t Geert by sea. Every day in every way, Geert Wilders’ essential stupidity comes more clearly into view. Is it possible that News Limited is regretting its shameless boosterism of the man? His latest brilliant wheeze to convince us that Australia will be ‘Islamised’ by its 2% Muslim population is to call on […]

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