Jan 15, 2013

Media briefs: Scientology on Atlantic … govt v NT News … reality TV …

It seems The Atlantic has found one new income stream, publishing "sponsor content" (which looks suspiciously like genuine editorial) from the Church of Scientology. Plus other media news of the day.

NT government goes mythbusting. An interesting full-page government advertisement appeared in yesterday's NT News, as part of the government's war with the paper. Titled "Mythbusters", NT Chief Minister Terry Mills writes at the top: "I believe many people who rely on this newspaper for information will be surprised by the stories below as it may be the first time they have seen these facts ...". It then goes on to say that the Renewal Management Board, the interstate crew brought in to examine the NT's finances after the Liberals won the last election, works 60-hour weeks to "fix the mess" and discusses other "myths" about the government.

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