Big bonuses for Murdochs, but aren't papers dying? I looked hard through the business pages of The Australian this morning, but nowhere could I find any coverage of the new remuneration system for Rupert and James Murdoch, Chase Carey and David DeVoe, the big four of the paper's owner News Corporation.

There was a story locally on the eye-popping plan by 81-year-old Bruce Gordon to put his 19-year-old daughter on the board, where she would also join her mother. The James Chessell drop came after the Australian Financial Review's Neil Shorbridge got his drop earlier this week, with Gordon saying he was interesting in buying the Nine Network stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It’s a continuing source of wonderment how Gordon manages to juggle his responsibilities to both papers and writers, handing them a tidbit or three on each trip.