Apr 7, 2014

Media briefs: Stutch hits back … Vox pops … Gale cover …

Michael Stutchbury slams Media Diary's claim that the Fin doesn't break stories. Plus other media tidbits of the day ...

The Weekend Fin‘s tally sheet. According to today’s riveting Media Diary, Fin editor-in-chief Michael Stutchbury is being edged out by young bright thing Matthew Drummond, editor of the weekend edition, who apparently has the ear of Business Media chief Sean Aylmer. The Oz also claims the Weekend Fin hasn’t broken a yarn in a year, which Stutch wasn’t happy about this morning.

“Its ridiculous and untrue,” he told Crikey in an email, before taking us through some of the yarns the paper’s broken in the past three weeks. These included the scoop that politically influential seniors’ groups were strongly opposing Arthur Sinodinos’ FOFA changes (two days later the new minister put the changes on hold), the March figures that showed that house prices were rising again after a brief pause (“The Financial Review has led the national debate on this, ever since the paper splashed our page one story on the housing price risk in Australia when the RBA cut its cash rate to a record low 2.5%”), and this Saturday’s splash, which was about superannuation funds complaining that high-frequency trading was skimming close to $2 billion a year from investors (“As we exclusively report this morning, this issue prompted ASIC to threaten to introduce clamps on super-fast computer trades”).

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One thought on “Media briefs: Stutch hits back … Vox pops … Gale cover …

  1. JennyWren

    Why oh why do women in the public eye feel the need to parade their huge gut for the world to see? Puleese…
    What for? Do they feel invisible? Do they want other women to think that pregnancy is empowering? Cue to 6-10 weeks later when they appear on a mag bemoaning their baby fat or otherwise looking as if they have eaten no food since the birth.
    Seriously, have your kid and leave our eyes alone FFS

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