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Media briefs: ACMA v 2Day … Insiders host … Monthly change …

CEO proposal will probably get up at MEAA … Fran Kelly to Insiders, who’ll replace on RN? … Musical chairs at The Monthly

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Saturdays with Morry: Schwartz to launch new newspaper

Who said print was dead? Crikey has the juice on a new newspaper bankrolled by Monthly publisher Morry Schwartz. Look for it on Saturdays.

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Media briefs: Monthly v Oz … News Corp split … ‘homocide’ …

Monthly ed: we weren’t spun by PMO. The Monthly’s editor John van Tiggelen has launched an email spray at The Australian for claiming the magazine’s latest cover piece —  ”The Saboteur: Kevin Rudd’s Dirty War” — had “the fingerprints of Julia Gillard’s office all over it”. In his email, obtained by Crikey, van Tiggelen accuses The Oz political editor Dennis Shanahan […]

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Editors’ feud: sorting the sexism smoke from the fire

John van Tiggelen has claimed Good Weekend rival Ben Naparstek pays female freelancers less than males. Is he?

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Media briefs: Monthly spat … PM’s man hands … bye Benedict …

The Monthly editor John van Tiggelen has launched a sensational spray at Good Weekend rival Ben Naparstek in a leaked email. And other media tidbits.

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Rule by good-hearted elite: unpacking Swan’s theory

Using political theory, Wayne Swan’s attack on mining magnates can reveal much about how politics functions in Australia.

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What was missing from Wayne Swan’s essay in The Monthly

Wayne Swan’s essay on inequality in The Monthly was on the right track but the Treasurer should acquaint himself with the economic and social benefits of taking action to reduce health inequalities, says Professor Fran Baum.

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New Monthly ed … Leveson latest … News’ prison bribe …

In today’s Media Briefs: John van Tiggelen appointed editor of The Monthly, News Corp tells of tabloid’s prison bribe, Leveson inquiry: Daily Mail is “Britain’s worst enemy”, says Richard Desmond and more …

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Media maestro Morry Schwartz

His Quarterly Essay and The Monthly magazine are the most powerful left-wing voices in Australia. Paul Barry profiles publisher — and property tycoon — Morry Schwartz.

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Andrew Bolt’s secret ex-fiancée revealed

Anne Summers’ profile of Andrew Bolt in the October edition of The Monthly looks set to become one of the most successful commissions in editor Ben Naparstek’s 30-month reign as editor.

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Cutting The Monthly … violence in Egypt …

Across the inner cities of the world, goes out the cry these days — has The Guardian completely lost the plot? That’s due to rising prices and making the paper a crowd sourced affair. Plus, other media news of the day.

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Blow-ups aplenty At Home With The Bolts

If the makers of At Home With Julia are looking for a sequel, then the last few days would provide plenty of illuminating material for a comedy called At Home With The Bolts.

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Manne steps down from Monthly … APN posts loss … Senate to probe ABC cuts …

In today’s Media Briefs: Manne steps down from Monthly board … Front Page of Day … The Department of Corrections … Natural disasters cause APN to post first half loss … Senate to probe ABC cuts … and more …

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Nothing you need to know, apparently

Last night Julia Gillard paid a visit to an annual News Limited gathering in Sydney.

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Who’ll replace Clegg at The Fin? … Ellis’ $20k Monthly claim

A little look inside the bulging contact book of departing AFR deputy ed Brett Clegg.Plus, Eric Ellis claims $20,000 from The Monthly, HuffPo names and shames the wrong man and other media news.

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Ellis to The Monthly: show me the money

Another episode in the sad and extraordinary saga of Asian-based freelance journalist Eric Ellis and Melbourne’s intellectual magazine, The Monthly, is about to unfold.

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Rundle’s UK: In conversation with Germaine, who incidentally, may sue Morry.

Our hero Guy Rundle attends the London Australian Film Festival, where he learns that Germaine Greer is considering suing Morry Schwartz, John Hillcoat would love to make a romcom with Nick Cave, and Londoners serve sausage rolls with Vegemite. Hilarity ensues.

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Louis Nowra’s wife: Yep, my husband is a misogynist jerk

In a bizarre piece, Mandy Sayer — wife of Louis Nowra, author of the controversial Germaine Greer piece in The Monthly — fights the criticism of her husband in the media. Yes, he’s a woman-hating jerk who does all the cooking, cleaning and shopping at home. Ahem.

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Abbott’s tax fraught with problems

Crikey readers weigh in on paid maternity leave — opportunistic by Abbott to the extreme, says onw commenter. Plus, The Monthly and fat families do not equal fat dogs!

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C’mon The Monthly, you’ve got a job to do, so just do it

Yesterday Crikey ran an expletive laden, bile imbued, highly articulate, poisonous piece of writing by Helen Razer. And boy, it felt good. But, The Monthly, we need you to be smart and clever too.

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Razer: The Monthly‘s Louis Nowra needs a good vajazzling

Forget what Louis Nowra and The Monthly say, writes Helen Razor: Germaine Greer is a bright and occasionally charming old ratbag who should be revered.

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Fairfax lousy payers: that’s the word

Australian journos have been dobbing in publishers to Crikey’s Content Makers blog over their freelance rates. The results are in — and many aren’t pretty.

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What are Aussie freelancers getting paid?

What’s a “fair” rate for freelance journalism in Australia these days? Margaret Simons wants to know. If you’re writing for one of Australia’s mainstream publications, share your knowledge.

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A very Crikey Christmas Carolling

Let’s all raise our candles to sing along to our Crikey Christmas carols, including the classic hits ‘Dickheads We Have Heard On Air’ and ‘Oink To The World’, penned by Mel Campbell and Daniel Zugna.

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Rundle: dancing the Windschuttle chorus

It’s a full-time job keeping up with Keith Windschuttle — or the several people writing under that name, and offering completely contradictory accounts of history.

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