Media

June, 2018

Media Files: View has eyes on the top spots for real estate listings

, Jun 22, 2018

Former REA exec Toby Balazs has been confirmed as the new CEO of real estate listings website View. He's been charged with bringing the company up from the third largest player in the market.

Slave to the algorithm: Andrew Denton on the new age of media

, Jun 22, 2018

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Andrew Denton talks about the voices being lost in the new media revolution, and how we can stop them from disappearing.

Media Files: World Cup to stay on SBS

, Jun 21, 2018

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After a disastrous run with Optus Sport, the World Cup will now be screened on SBS until the end of the group stage.

‘Satire is dangerous’: Shaun Micallef on fake news and the sorry state of media

, Jun 21, 2018

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Shaun Micallef discusses the importance of quality journalism and why satire is no substitute.

Indigenous ‘Deadly Questions’ campaign ads pulled from billboards

, Jun 21, 2018

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An Indigenous ad campaign has been withdrawn after the content was questioned by Advertising Standards Bureau. But organisers say the ads are meant to provoke discussion.

Telstra revamp suggests NBN rollout failure is even worse than we thought

, Jun 21, 2018

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NBN insists it will complete its rollout by 2020. Telstra management doesn't appear to share its optimism, and has scaled back its expectations of NBN-derived revenue based on its own estimate of the troubled broadband provider's rollout.

Guthrie’s speech proof that the ABC plans to fight back

, Jun 20, 2018

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Michelle Guthrie has finally squared in the ABC's fight against recent political onslaughts, but some colleagues are wondering why she's so late to the party.

Media Files: The Australian guilty of contempt of Victorian court

, Jun 20, 2018

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The Australian has pleaded guilty to charges of contempt of court after it published a series of articles detailing CFMEU boss John Setka's now dropped blackmail charges.

How The Squiz is taking media briefings to the massesĀ 

, Jun 20, 2018

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Morning news digest The Squiz has been quietly appearing in more and more inboxes across the country for over a year. But, creator and former spinner Claire Kimball tells Crikey, it's not easy work.

What would a review of Australia’s defamation law look at?

, Jun 19, 2018

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If Australia is to overhaul its defamation legislation, the first step would be to have the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to do a full-scale inquiry.

Media Files: SBS the real winner in World Cup debacle

, Jun 19, 2018

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SBS has gladly stepped in to air World Cup matches while Optus scrambles to fix its streaming problems.

What would it take to fix Australia’s restrictive defamation laws?

, Jun 18, 2018

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Australia is now regarded as the libel capital of the world. But just how big is this threat to press freedom, and what exactly is in need of change?

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

, Jun 18, 2018

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?

Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

, Jun 18, 2018

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The Liberals have been playing a long game on ABC attacks, but it's the commercial media that's now given them the final play.

Easy as ABC: how to privatise national broadcasting

, Jun 18, 2018

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Privatising the ABC would be relatively straightforward, and there are different options for doing it if the government really wants to get going immediately.

Roundtable: what does the Rebel Wilson payout mean for the media?

, Jun 15, 2018

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Rebel Wilson's record defamation payout of $4.5 million has now been reduced to $600,000. We asked some informed media watchers for their thoughts on the changes.

All the times Barnaby Joyce has ‘broken his silence’ this year

, Jun 15, 2018

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Our former deputy PM is truly Australia's most enigmatic and reserved politician. Here are all the groundbreaking times he's spoken out.

And the Wankley goes to … everyone getting in a tizz about a video game

, Jun 14, 2018

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Crikey's coveted Wankley Award -- which recognises those who go the extra mile to create truly terrible journalism -- goes to everyone tying themselves in a knot about the "dangers" of the latest video-game craze, Fortnite.

Media Files: Rebel Wilson defamation damages slashed

, Jun 14, 2018

The Court of Appeal has overturned Rebel Wilson's record defamation payout, slashing it by $3.9 million. Bauer Media will now only be liable to pay $600,000 to the actor.

Media Adviser: burnout doesn’t need to be part of a journo’s job

, Jun 13, 2018

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The media's known for being a high-stress environment. Maybe it's time for it to take on the support systems of other high-stress industries.