May 23, 2014

Media briefs: Abbott Jr’s mag … Wake Up down … News on News …

There were tears, singing and general zaniness for Wake Up's last show. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Abbott’s daughter on fighting for the gays. You can check out Frances Abbott’s scholarship-winning design skills at her website, Under the moniker “Franny MADE”, the PM’s daughter puts together a Frankie-esque magazine by the name of EVA, which she bills as “a biannual collection of stories, celebrating the awkwardness to the awesomeness of every day and every body” …

The mag features interviews with creative types, fashion pics, cider reviews and Absolut Vodka ads. But the standout is a story called “50 shades of gay”, in which Frances muses about lessons from a children’s book called The Rabbits Wedding — the story of a black rabbit who marries a white one. She writes:

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9 thoughts on “Media briefs: Abbott Jr’s mag … Wake Up down … News on News …

  1. klewso

    I just think that was so nice that scholarship going to someone so needy?

  2. klewso

    Madonna King praising a Limited News Party politician, pre or post Budget the result would be the same.

  3. klewso

    “With a FUX News, and a NotW there?
    Ol’ Man Murdoch had some sheep…..”?
    Leave a few things out…. and who can argue with Thomson’s “Murdochesque Logic”?

  4. Deborah Nesbitt

    Have you seen what happens when you click on ?

  5. Jimbo from Loogan

    There are at least three typos on the “This Issue” page alone. I know the designer isn’t necessarily responsible for proof-reading but…

  6. Matt Steadman

    Not sure what to think about this… questions and investigation on whether Tony Abbott’s daughter received a scholarship due to her father’s position are totally appropriate. Snide comments about her skills and work are not.

  7. stuart richardson

    Hey Mat! Re: scholarships. When your dad is a prominent politician and you are awarded one, you’d better be head and shoulders above your peers. Drop the snide, sure, however comments on the quality/originality of the work are totally appropriate. If the website is showcasing the students best work, it’s not a good Ad for the college.

  8. StefanL

    Has a Chairman’s scholarship ever been awarded to anyone else ?

  9. MJPC

    StefanL: When ABC 2BL covered the story they had a parent of a current student SMS that she was not aware of scholarships being offered.
    Also stated at College functions the front 2 rows of the auditorium are reserved for for persons she has never seen (LNP luminaries?).
    The age of entitlement is only dead for some.
    I listened to some of the commercial radio stations on the weekend and the usual suspects were saying it was a beat-up.
    Of course during the Labour Government every little perceived misdemeanor bought howls of derision; hippocrits!

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