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Clickbait is as easy as ABC

Emily Watkins and Glenn DyerSep 22, 2017

The ABC is revealing its values to be eerily similar to any commercial media fighting the eternal battle for ratings.

Mamamia said goodbye to clickbait two years ago. You won't believe what happened next.

Mamamia said goodbye to clickbait two years ago. You won’t believe what happened next.

Emily WatkinsSep 22, 2017

Two years since Mamamia announced it was saying goodbye to clickbait, we look at some its clickbait, all posted just this week.

The terrible history of Roger Corbett’s ‘separate but equal’ philosophy

The terrible history of Roger Corbett’s ‘separate but equal’ philosophy

Michael BradleySep 21, 201715 Comments

Corbett's justification for denying equal marriage rights to LGBTI people, you see, is an old, old sociological theory, one you don’t hear expounded these days outside a One Nation rally.

You can't ask that ... Oz goes Chinese ... Sadness at the massage parlour

You can’t ask that … Oz goes Chinese … Sadness at the massage parlour

Emily WatkinsSep 21, 2017

Awards for the ABC, translators at the Oz, and more.

Has the Rebel Wilson case squeezed gossip mags out of a business model?

Has the Rebel Wilson case squeezed gossip mags out of a business model?

Emily WatkinsSep 21, 20171 Comment

Rebel Wilson's defamation payout has commentators predicting the end of gossip, but paparazzi who supply their pictures reckon the mags will be fine.

Sky journo's jog up the hill ... Snapchat bows to Saudis ... reviving The Economist

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Emily WatkinsSep 19, 2017

Today in Media Files, Sky News political reporter Tom Connell makes a dash for it during a live cross, and the government has announced the new head of ACMA. ‘It’s probably a miracle I wasn’t tasered or something’. The things you do for live TV. Sky’s political reporter Tom Connell was put on the spot yesterday […]

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

CrikeySep 19, 2017

The Block once again dominated on a flat night all round.

‘The West still loves its sharks’: how Murdoch changed <em>The West Australian</em>

‘The West still loves its sharks’: how Murdoch changed The West Australian

Emily WatkinsSep 18, 20171 Comment

A year since the ACCC allowed Perth's newspapers to merge, what has changed at The West Australian?

'He should be stripped and flogged, the bastard' ... Faine producer leaves ... raising shell ...

‘He should be stripped and flogged, the bastard’ … Faine producer leaves … raising shell …

Emily WatkinsSep 18, 20173 Comments

Gerry Harvey thinks Joe Aston should be hung (he means hanged), stripped and flogged.

Xenophon’s spare change helps (a) Crikey, (b), Nick Xenophon, (c) basically no one else

Xenophon’s spare change helps (a) Crikey, (b), Nick Xenophon, (c) basically no one else

Christopher WarrenSep 18, 20172 Comments

Nick Xenophon's media reform deal helps small, Australian publishers. We can count the number of businesses that will benefit on one hand.