ABC defends 7.30 ratings. The Oz didn't publish a letter to the editor from the ABC in response to a piece published in the paper on Monday saying the ratings of 7.30 were down on Fridays (after the state editions were axed). So the ABC published its response straight to its website. It says small declines in ratings in Sydney and Melbourne are offset by strong gains in other states.

Paying for news. In The Age, former Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes weighs in on last week's Essential poll results that found 70% of people had no intention of paying for news: