Speaking of omens, this Age front page may look like an investigation into reality dating shows, but it isn’t. It’s an ad, for UnREAL, a new TV series airing on video streaming service Stan about just that topic (as the back page, where interested readers are told to look, reveals) …

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The Sydney Morning Herald today has the same thing.

Wrap-around advertising obscuring the front page at Fairfax papers has been a controversial topic with some journalists, but others, like Canberra bureau chief and federal editor Bevan Shields, take a more pragmatic view …

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The real front page — splashing with the latest in Victoria’s CFA saga — is revealed below the wraparound.

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