Media briefs: ABC blows Thursday night competition out of the water

September 19, 2008

ABC blows Thursday night competition out of the water ... PBL 'phases out' CEO of ACP Magazines ... In defence of spin doctors ... Bloggers can be trusted, honest ... Google raising newspaper morgues from the dead?

How The Australian disgraced itself over Macquarie

September 19, 2008 2

The Australian delivered a third straight day of outrageous reporting on Macquarie Group this morning, but has already started backing off after the stock soared 31% in morning trade and numerous commentators attacked, writes Stephen Mayne.

More than meets the eye in prostate cancer screening

September 18, 2008 7

Public health and cancer experts who argue there is insufficient evidence to prove that the benefits of prostate cancer screening outweigh harms, writes Melissa Sweet.

Media briefs: Fairfax does a Franco Cozzo, The Guiness Book of PR

September 18, 2008 1

Fairfax does a Franco Cozzo ... The Guiness Book of PR ... Is the ad biz ready for black people? ...

You can’t take it with you (unless it’s your energy bill)

September 17, 2008 4

AGL appears to have begun to charge customers extra for being dead, writes Stephen Downes.

Advertising on That’s old news

September 16, 2008 2

It appears that there are ads already being hosted on, writes Sophie Black.

The Oz detached from reality on Costello memoir

September 15, 2008 2

What a pack of clowns they are at The Weekend Australian, writes Bernard Keane.

Beecher v Devine: The threat to public trust journalism

September 12, 2008 15

The looming prospect of greatly diminished quality journalism in Australia is in my view a discussion that is, at least, a subject worthy of debate rather than derision, writes Eric Beecher.

The Oz dons its fatigues, re-ignites the culture wars

September 10, 2008 1

The Australian is frothing at the mouth at the appointment of Stuart McIntryre to the National Cirriculum Board. Not an entirely surprising development, writes Overland editor Jeff Sparrow.

Sydney media finds new hate figure — Premier Rees

September 9, 2008 7

Nathan Rees appears to have committed the cardinal sin of not asking Fairfax and News Ltd if he could have their permission to become premier, writes Alex Mitchell.