Union makes peace with journalists, Sunrise comes out swinging against Media Watch, New York Post laments its fallen enemies, and other media tidbits of the day.
Unions smooth out access spat. ACTU secretary Sally McManus has met with journalists banned last week from covering Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's speech at the ACTU Congress dinner. Journalists' union, the MEAA, formally complained to the ACTU over the restricted access. Its media president Marcus Strom said yesterday the meeting with McManus was "cordial and professional". He tweeted: "McManus assured MEAA members that the situation where journalists were excluded from covering the keynote at the congress dinner will not arise again."
Good feud guide. After facing criticism last week for pinching Four Corners' Thai cave diver interviews, Sunrise has spat the dummy over Media Watch's examination of the "error" this week. In its Monday program, Media Watch criticised Sunrise's repeated use of ABC footage without credit -- and Seven wasn't happy the program didn't air its statement. Seven's corporate account tweeted yesterday that it was because "it didn't fit their pre-determined narrative".