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Anger over UK MP expenses can’t be exported

Anger over UK MP expenses can’t be exported

Crikey May 20, 2009 1 Comment

When things go wrong, as they have in the UK, public outrage is entirely appropriate. But the sort of knee jerk media hostility toward Australian politicians is ridiculous.

Sunrise’s “Reject the Recession” dancers

Crikey May 20, 2009

Sunrise amp up their "Reject the Recession" campaign with dancing teens in lurex tshirts and uhm, keffiyahs.

US Govt washes hands of ailing newspaper industry

Crikey May 20, 2009

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said last week that while it's sad for cities to lose their daily papers, "I don't know what, in all honesty, government can do about it."

Air New Zealand have nothing to hide

Crikey May 20, 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elD38pJX7iE[/youtube] Air New Zealand staff wear nothing but bodypaint in a new commerical.

Sun-Herald loses its Canberra correspondent

Crikey May 20, 2009

Kerry-Anne Walsh, the Sydney Sun-Herald ’s political correspondent in Canberra for the past seven years, resigned yesterday and will leave Fairfax in three months’ time.

Newspapers no longer dominate journalism fellowships

Crikey May 20, 2009

Traditionally newspaper staff would recharge their batteries with fellowships at universities. But they no longer have the time. Instead, new media journalists and laid off staff are applying.

Daily Tele (Oz version) squeezes the lemon on MP expenses

Crikey May 20, 2009

The British MP expense scandal keeps getting better and better for the media. So today, Australia's Daily Tele makes a very lame effiort to try and beat up outrage here. Pathetic, says Trevor Cook.

Cronulla player source of group-sex story

Crikey May 20, 2009

ABC's Four Corners has revealed that a former Cronulla player was the source of the story of the 2002 group-sex incident in Christchurch that has landed Matthew Johns in hot water.

Four Corners responds to “Code of Silence” backlash

Crikey May 20, 2009 2 Comments

ABC's Four Corners have issued a statement to "set the record straight" on their recent episode "Code of Silence", which explored sexual misconduct within the NRL.

New media experts are a bunch of Twits

New media experts are a bunch of Twits

Crikey May 20, 2009

Newspapers may be going broke, says Stephen Matchett, but it's probably not because Twitter is making them obsolete, no matter what the new media experts say.