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Media briefs: poachings at Guardian, Oz … costly ads … Hartcher dunked …

New faces at Guardian Australia and the Oz, as well as other media tidbits of the day.

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The Guardian‘s tabloid moment: Davies defends Dowler stories

Nick Davies defends The Guardian’s role in News of the World’s demise amid the phone hacking scandal.

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Media briefs: ABC departures … you’re fired … Jones’ death …

In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that the English-language division of Radio Australia will be shut down, we now know some of the names of the journalists who will lose their jobs. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

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The boats have stopped

Crikey readers discuss the issues 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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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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Peaches Geldof, celebocrat, a sign of the failed Glorious Revolution

Celebrities fill a hole left in British society by the aristocracy. Peaches Geldof was a celebocrat — the outpouring of coverage following her death was inevitable, because we needed it to be.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: cock-pit? … advertising truth … screw the rich …

On International Women’s Day, two steps forward and one step back. A passenger takes exception to a woman flying a plane, a man creates a cheaper sanitary pad, and what mining companies are really thinking.

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We write about Assange’s lasagne because we can’t stomach ourselves

The latest “expose” of Julian Assange — and the errors contained within it — mark the final break by the UK Left-liberal establishment with the WikiLeaks founder — amid crisis for the brand.

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How The Guardian is colonising the Australian media landscape

The Guardian’s Australian operation isn’t commercially sustainable yet. But with revenues 300% up on expectations, it’s well on the way to it, its managing director tells Crikey.

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Media briefs: Guardian to Melb … ABC cuts… Tele ads …

The Guardian is opening a Melbourne office, making editors around the Victorian capital nervous. Plus Crikey’s White Night coverage and other media tidbits of the day.

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Now Morrison puts his foot in it: comments compound asylum seeker threat

Scott Morrison has compounded a serious data breach by the Department of Immigration by providing the location of documents that reveal personal information on asylum seekers.

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Media briefs: TT axed … Kohler paywall … Hendo v Guardian

Today Tonight has been axed. And The Daily Telegraph tried to make Ian Thorpe go to rehab, but he said no, no, no. Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: TV in doldrums … republican fact-check … Bolt’s indigenous …

Hey, Australian commercial TV networks aren’t doing so badly after all, right? Wrong. Plus other media tidbits.

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Setting the record straight: when a correction is too little, too late

When does media reporting cross the line into bullying? And if an online publication has made an egregious error of judgement, will an apology help, or has the damage been done?

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Fleet Street is gone, who’ll be left in the British press?

The death knell must surely ring out for the UK Independent before too long. But with some British papers still apparently in alright health, can newspapers survive after all?

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The Times-Guardian power couple kicking a dying cancer patient

A columnist has written a piece in The Guardian attacking a cancer patient for her “TMI” tweets. But wait, it gets worse, when her New York Times columnist husband got involved …

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Which news websites you’re clicking on — or not

Which news websites soared and which flopped in Australia in 2013? Crikey scours the numbers — and the results may surprise.

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The war on whistleblowers — it’s come to Australia

The tactics of the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers and journalists have now been openly deployed in Australia. The Coalition government is on the attack.

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Greenwald: the spying, not the media, is the story

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is not finished with revelations of spying — and Australia could end up with even more egg on its face.

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Blame the media? ABC and Guardian defend spying revelations

The conservative media has wasted no time in declaring that our reputation with Indonesia is damaged, not because Australian spies have been listening in on the Indonesian President’s phone, but because media outlets revealed the tapped phone.

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Media briefs: Oz Tokyo bureau … UK spooks and the media …

The Oz leaves Tokyo bureau on ice … UK spooks get a light grilling … when kids don’t get their candy … front page of the day …

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Media briefs: News Corp silent … Financial SMAge … warmist Tele

Why didn’t News Corp rush to The Guardian’s defence on the public’s right to know? That and other media tidbits.

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Crikey says: new journalism still needs old money

It’s D-day for Labor’s leadership showdown: Crikey picks the winner (and Guy Rundle argues why it can’t be Bill Shorten). Don’t trust governments until they accept scrutiny, Bernard Keane argues. Australia’s most sexist people have been crowned — Crikey was there. More fallout from Fairfax. And what’s wrong with Aussie TV drama.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Kevin Rudd seems to be displaying a weird death rattle obsession with undeliverable promises. Plus other bites from the campaign.

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