June, 2017

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ABC spies on staff emails … the real vote that matters in Parliament House … and the broadcast too hot to handle …

, Jun 22, 2017

Mark Colvin's niece is fundraising for memorial loos, per his wishes, and our national broadsheet is living up to its slogan, "for the informed Australian".
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The $5 Nutella tale the media swallowed … ABC closes doors after security review … corrections requested and given …

, Jun 20, 2017

The media has cooked up outrage over Melbourne hipsters' $5 Nutella spoons -- but do they even exist? And other media tidbits.
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Raunchy ads keep Daily Tele in the black, holding its bottom line up

, May 12, 2017

Adult services ads aren't worth what they once were to the newspaper industry, but newspapers have got to hustle any way they can these days.

When is an ad not an ad?

, Apr 26, 2017

ACMA has found a marriage equality ad that played on Foxtel on Valentine's Day was not in breach of the rules, though the same ad on Sky was problematic. And Ray Hadley got away with playing a political ad during a blackout period because he wasn't paid for it.

Off Ya Tree subsidiary’s offensive Easter ad unsurprisingly deemed offensive

, Apr 26, 2017

Who would have thought an ad depicting a graphic crucifixion (on Easter) would have breached advertising standards?

Gambling restrictions are an assault on free speech

, Apr 21, 2017

If gambling advertising is so unpopular, then consumers should vote with their feet. Nanny state regulations are just another assault on free speech.

News, Foxtel and Seven West bet the house on gambling ads

, Apr 19, 2017

Gambling advertisements are propping up failing newspapers' bottom lines. But the more consumers lose on pokies, the less they have to spend at other advertisers. What to do?

Big brands follow the leader on YouTube ad boycott, but it won’t last long

, Apr 03, 2017

The Australian government and other big advertisers have made a show about ending advertisements with YouTube, but the pack mentality will only last until the spotlight has moved elsewhere.

Nine slapped on the wrist over betting ads during kids’ movie

, Mar 31, 2017

It's the first time any TV network has been found to have broken rules to stop betting advertisements during children's programming.

Foxtel in hot water over marriage equality promo

, Mar 28, 2017

The television network failed to provide the necessary details during a political broadcast.

Complaint about SBS’ racism ads struck down

, Mar 23, 2017

Saying FU on a billboard is okay, according to the Advertising Standards Board.

How gossip queen Roxy Jacenko conquered Sydney

, Dec 14, 2016

It's not often you see a book on a Sydney celebrity published through a university press. But Jacenko has been rather more interesting than most publicists.

Getting a sugar rush from controlling the poor

, Nov 25, 2016

For nanny statists, there'll always be another threat to exploit to impose controls on low-income people. The sugar tax is only the latest.

Zombie SBS ad-averaging bill back from the dead

, Oct 21, 2016

Did you think the SBS ad averaging bill was dead, buried and cremated? So did Save Our SBS. But the government wants to have another go.

ABC veterans find Swisse cash a bitter pill to swallow

, Aug 25, 2016

ABC journalists and producers are up in arms about a new deal with Swisse, a company that sued the ABC over a segment that questioned whether the company's vitamins were "independently tested".

Playing in traffic: the dirty tricks publishers use to boost online views

, Jul 05, 2016

If you think traffic on the net is easily quantifiable, think again.

David Leyonhjelm misused parliamentary footage in an ad. What now?

, May 19, 2016

The Senator has been asked to take down his ads featuring footage of Parliament, but he's doubling down instead.
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Media briefs: Tim Blair on DV … torture video OK … Guardian price hike …

, Apr 11, 2016

Does one angry blogger trump a three-year campaign? And other media tidbits of the day.

Buying the lede: when news and ad deals clash

, Apr 07, 2016

The Prime Minister had some strong words for the banking sector yesterday. Not that you'd read about in the News Corp papers. Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

More students flock to journalism courses — but jobs are another matter

, Aug 28, 2015

Students are enrolling in journalism courses in greater numbers. But they may find themselves writing snappy slogans for soft-drink companies rather than breaking front-page news.