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Crikey April 11, 2008 2 Comments

What happens when the editor of an important newspaper loses the confidence of his journalists?

Beecher: Editorial independence requires editorial competence

Crikey April 10, 2008 6 Comments

The bunfight over board control of WA Newspapers is revealing how people with no background in journalism or media exert increasing influence over the editorial pillar of functional democracy, writes Eric Beecher.

Age staff stop work for a word from their sponsor

Crikey April 9, 2008

Murky sponsor dealings and public f-ck ups are all the talk at The Age, writes Andrew Crook.

Fairfax: Where Bob Irwin is more important than Bob Mugabe

Crikey April 8, 2008 1 Comment

An experiment conducted by economists at the London School of Economics shows how Fairfax is sacrificing their upmarket brand for short term, populist stories, writes Steven Johnson.

Media briefs and TV ratings: Heather comes out

Crikey April 7, 2008

The Hitch comes out ... Jim's long lunch ... blog till you drop ... Corp reorganises its internet division ... New HarperCollins unit to try to cut writer advances ... Nine and Seven draw rating survey.

The Oz gets Wavished by Myer chairman

Crikey April 7, 2008 1 Comment

The chairman of the Myer Group, Bill Wavish, is an executive with a special talent for self-publication and today The Australian has swallowed his credentials as a retailer without subjecting them to any real test, writes Glenn Dyer.

Offence is a wicked marketing strategy

Jane Nethercote April 3, 2008 2 Comments

It was on a trip to the beach over Easter that I first really looked at a Wicked Camper van. Shocked sensibilities ensued, writes Jane Nethercote.

Vale Jules Dassin

Guy Rundle April 2, 2008 2 Comments

Sometimes you read the obits, and you see a life that you'd just like to take off the shelf and live and the notices today for the death of the great film director Jules Dassin was just such an occasion, writes Guy Rundle.

Mark Scott’s ABC vision will be a nightmare

Crikey April 2, 2008 1 Comment

If changes outlined by ABC head Mark Scott occur, the results be a disaster for the national broadcaster, writes an ABC insider.

Crikey Says

Crikey April 2, 2008

A tip of the hat when it's due. This time to The Australian.