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Polly pays a packet: the many defamation cases of the Parrot Alan Jones

Polly pays a packet: the many defamation cases of the Parrot Alan Jones

Emily Watkins November 24, 2017 2 Comments

Alan Jones is due to face a defamation trial next year over comments he made about the deadly 2011 Grantham flood. We look back at his track record.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer November 24, 2017

Test cricket started yesterday, summer is here. The broadcast, bad light, rain delays all combined to make it all a bit confusing for viewers. The final session audience (it finished at 7.16pm) was around 1.2 million (Nine was working out final figures — manually — at the time of publication). But over on Seven The Good […]

Defamation payout might sideline The Spectator for good

Defamation payout might sideline The Spectator for good

Emily Watkins November 23, 2017 10 Comments

Media analyst Steve Allen said the payout could be the end of the magazine in Australia.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer November 23, 2017

It was a fairly weak night on the main channels last night, with the highlight being superstar Sam Kerr leading the Matildas to victory over China.

A closer look at the frailty of News Corp’s ledger

A closer look at the frailty of News Corp’s ledger

Glenn Dyer November 22, 2017 3 Comments

News Corp's Australian assets appear to be doing well but the reality is much more complicated.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer November 22, 2017

The Good Doctor continues to improve the Seven's health.

Studio 10 EP sacked … car crash photo breaches press standards … Murder Uncovered killed off …

Studio 10 EP sacked … car crash photo breaches press standards … Murder Uncovered killed off …

Emily Watkins November 21, 2017

Ten's Studio 10 executive producer Rob McKnight has been booted by the network, telling colleagues in an email he wouldn't "spin a BS line that I resigned".

Why does the Australian media love Amazon?

Why does the Australian media love Amazon?

Emily Watkins November 21, 2017 8 Comments

The Australian media has been buying into the Amazon love-in as it prepares to launch here, and it's not just the usual suspects.

Seven’s ‘streamlining’ hits home at Better Homes and Border Security

Seven’s ‘streamlining’ hits home at Better Homes and Border Security

Glenn Dyer November 20, 2017 1 Comment

The Seven Network has started slashing jobs as part of an attempt to cut $55 million in costs by the end of the financial year.

The Daily Tele’s grumpy old man shtick is kind of working

The Daily Tele’s grumpy old man shtick is kind of working

Christopher Warren November 20, 2017 7 Comments

The Daily Telegraph's "analogue meme" Al Bundy reaction to the postal survey speaks as much about News Corp's ailing health as it does about the company's stance on marriage equality.