NT News watch: It’s all a little bit Psycho


Letter of the day: From the NT News too, of course. Shouldn’t Chile and Chileans at least get a capital letter for all their hard work?


Gary Ablett watch: In the Gold Coast Bulletin, Gazza finds few fans…


Vox pop of the Day: Geelong Advertiser readers would eat KFC and drink VB if they were Chilean miners…



Probing the probe

“…if there’s one thing subeditors love about sexual assault allegations, it’s the opportunity to dust off that whorey — sorry, hoary — old headline cliché: ‘probe’.” — The Enthusiast

Crime in 140 characters or less

“The Greater Manchester Police is tweeting all of the incidents it deals with in 24 hours as part of a bid to raise awareness of what they do in a typical day… It’s like a real life version of The Bill, only with better writing.” — The Telegraph

What’s the value of sports journalism?

“The sports journalist needs to be able to reconcile that writing about Sally Pearson’s false start or whether St Kilda let an opportunity slip, is also making a contribution to society, albeit in a less obvious way.” — Upstart

Fairfax review on hold — again

“Fairfax Media has delayed briefing investors on its planned re-organisation until after its annual general meeting next month.” — Sydney Morning Herald

3500 new workers, but Google still swimming in it

“Google Inc.’s third-quarter earnings climbed 32 percent to beat Wall Street’s expectations as companies spent more to advertise to Web surfers.” — Business Week

At AP, digital kills the writing star

“In a nod to the digital, multi-platform age, the Associated Press announced Thursday that it will no longer use the phrase ‘Associated Press Writer’ in its bylines. Instead, staffers will be identified merely as ‘Associated Press’. AP editors said that the change was an acknowledgment that AP content no longer appears solely in written form.” — Huffington Post

The locked News of the World explained

“News Corp.‘s UK Sunday tabloid has introduced web fees. Digital editor Rachel Richardson explained the philosophy in a webchat with journalists.” — paidContent.org

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