Vox pop of the day. Courtesy of the fiercely state-riotic NT News:

Front page of the day. The British government is ditching its plans to introduce the highly unpopular “pasty tax”, a measure that saw the British tabloids go berserk in March and that provides too much fodder for the likes of The Sun not to roll around in again:

Ten’s crowd-sourced TV show

“Network Ten has commissioned a new factual TV series to be produced by Granada Media Australia.” — mUmBRELLA

New funding for indigenous programming

“Minister for communication Stephen Conroy has announced $15.4 million in funding for the Indigenous Broadcasting Program (IBP).” — Media Spy

Trouble at The New York Times

“Former New York Times CEO Janet Robinson was fired, Joe Hagan reports, after tangling with Ochs-Sulzberger family members, Arthur ­Sulzberger Jr.’s girlfriend and the Times’ digital guru.” — Poynter

Canadian newspaper group announces mass cuts

“The decline of print seems to be picking up speed as Canada’s Postmedia chain announced on Monday that it is cutting production at several of its largest urban newspapers.” — GigaOM

Facebook’s botched IPO

“A week after Facebook shares made their debut, the details of what went wrong with the sale are still unclear. ” — The Washington Post

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