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Six pieces of News Ltd we’d like to see behind a paywall

Bernard Keane July 2, 2009 7 Comments

News Ltd CEO John Hartigan is absolutely right: the more News Ltd content that is moved beyond a paywall, the better. Here are some articles we'd like to see there.

Newspapers and bloggers: isn’t there room for everyone?

Scott Bridges July 2, 2009 4 Comments

The failure to adapt a product to a market is bad business, but the petulant bitching and moaning from dinosaur media chiefs is just bad form, writes Scott Bridges

Coverage of Jackson’s death “excessive”

Coverage of Jackson’s death “excessive”

Crikey July 2, 2009

New Pew research has found 64% of the US public found the media coverage of Michael Jackson's death to be excessive, and a quarter believe the press focused too much on the scandals and personal problems in his life.

The real threat to newspapers: lifestyle

Crikey July 2, 2009

Lifestyle sections, or what News Ltd CEO John Hartigan discreetly referred to yesterday as "highly relevant and genuinely useful", suck resources away from high-end journalism, says Trevor Cook.

Hartigan on old and new media

Crikey July 2, 2009

The irony of Hartigan talking about bloggers and citizen journalists getting the facts wrong, after a month when we have seen the media outlets publish a fraudulent email, is palpable. Pure Poison -- and readers -- weigh in on John Hartigan's attack on new media.

Obama tries to have it both ways with media

Obama tries to have it both ways with media

Crikey July 2, 2009

Obama flexes his parental muscle and tries to circumvent the paparazzi with a 'drip-drip' of photographs of his daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Froomkin on being dumped by the Washington Post

Crikey July 1, 2009

Now former Washington Post political blogger, Dan Froomkin, speaks out on his unceremonious dismissal from his post.

What if TMZ had been wrong about Jackson’s death?

Crikey July 1, 2009

Celebrity gossip site TMZ is being hailed as the hero of new media for breaking the news of Michael Jackson's death... but only because they got it right, says Alexandra Le Tellier. Their reporting still raises some serious questions about journalistic integrity.

John Hartigan’s Punchy attack on new media

Bernard Keane July 1, 2009 33 Comments

News Ltd CEO John Hartigan has used a National Press Club address this afternoon to launch a savage attack on online media while spruiking News Ltd's wares, writes Bernard Keane, (online) Canberra correspondent. More coverage

Hartigan: the blogosphere is all eyeballs and no insight

Crikey July 1, 2009 5 Comments

The full transcript of News Limited Chairman and CEO John Hartigan's speech to the National Press Club today.