Gould, Griffith celebrate success. Griffith University, in fact, dropped 23 places in the GS World University Rankings. Not that you’d know it reading this glowing assessment in the Gold Coast Bulletin. We’re sure it’s a complete coincidence outgoing editor Dean Gould is leaving to become the university’s communications director

Only had to be hot? Did Daily Telegraph scribe Joe Hildebrand really say that of super-smart economics writer Jessica Irvine last night …?

Front page of the day. Crocodiles, and chickens, and dingoes! Oh, my!

Coogan: why I won’t let News Corp off the hook

“Steve Coogan recalls clearly the moment he decided to sue the News of the World. ‘What motivated me was seeing Andy Coulson [the paper’s former editor] gaining a modicum of respectability standing next to David Cameron.'” — The Guardian

News International to sell Wapping site

“News International has announced it is putting its Wapping site up for sale, 25 years after the company moved in. In a statement today News International said the decision to sell the 15-acre site comes after a review of its London property portfolio.” — journalism.co.uk

Beijing newspapers taken over

“Two of Beijing’s most popular and outspoken newspapers have been taken over by the Chinese Communist Party in a move that is inevitably going to be seen as part of a broader crackdown on dissent.” — The Diplomat

Tech savvy and richer India turns daily sites into leaders

“Having a few extra million people with a laptop at home has helped India’s two biggest dailies build more online traffic to its news site than every U.S. paper except The New York Times.” — Forbes

Making use of decades-old news footage

“When your news division is 60 years old, you’re bound to find some long-ago film that’s worth sharing today. That’s what Italian filmmaker Marco Spagnoli found when he made the trip from Rome to New York and spent a week screening footage at the NBC News Archives at 30 Rock.” — TV Newser

Huffington: why social media is good for journalism

“News organizations might abhor sites like the The Huffington Post or The Drudge Report, but the First Lady of online news, Arianna Huffington, told a gathering of Brazilians on Friday that social media is actually good for journalism. And therefore, it must be good for them, too.” — Forbes

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