Nine News’s New York … err Vegas … moment. Eagle-eyed Crikey reader David drew our attention to a graphic gaffe in Melbourne’s Nine News last night. It was presenting a story on Melbourne being 50% more expensive to live in than New York and, lo and behold, in the graphics behind anchor Peter Hitchener the image was almost New York, if, as David wrote “New York New York casino in Las Vegas counts”.
You see, if you google “New York” for images, inevitable pictures of the New York New York casino figure prominently. As David wrote: “Guess they didn’t notice the ‘Las Vegas Blvd’ sign centre bottom, or the roller-coaster, or the strange location of Lady Liberty …”
For Nine, if it can happen there, it can happen anywhere.
News Corp’s $200m phone-hacking bill
“I don’t think it can be said often enough how much the News of the World‘s phone hacking has cost Rupert Murdoch’s company, News Corporation.” — The Guardian
Russia radio shake-up follows Putin criticism
“The editor in chief of an influential Russian radio station recently rebuked by Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin for its biting criticism of the Kremlin stepped down from the station’s board of directors on Tuesday after its government-controlled owners announced changes in the board’s membership, including the removal of its only two independent members.” — The New York Times
ACCC keeping eye on potential ACP sale
“The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is reportedly monitoring developments regarding a potential sale of Nine Entertainment Co’s publishing division ACP Magazines.” — Media Spy
Seven exec to become new Southern Star CEO
“Several sources tell TV Tonight that Janeen Faithfull will succeed Rory Callaghan as the new CEO at production company Southern Star.” — TV Tonight
Mark Scott defends axing of Glenn Milne
“The managing director of the ABC, Mark Scott, has stood by the axing of former political journalist Glenn Milne from the program Insiders. ” — The Australian
AP sues aggregator over ‘parasitic business model’
“The Associated Press is suing a paid news subscription company, alleging Tuesday that repackaging the wire service’s news content is a ‘parasitic business model’.” — Wired