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Seven’s neo-Nazi interview was ‘newsworthy’ … The Grauniad’s new look … new Footy Show host announced …

Seven’s neo-Nazi interview was ‘newsworthy’ … The Grauniad’s new look … new Footy Show host announced …

January 16, 2018

Seven News Melbourne's news director has defended an interview with neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell which painted Cottrell as a right-wing activist with a community focus, and did not include any of his convictions (which include arson and making threats to kill).

Lehmo’s shock at radio sack … ‘I’m not dead!’ … The poetry of translating Trump’s ‘shit hole’ comment

Lehmo’s shock at radio sack … ‘I’m not dead!’ … The poetry of translating Trump’s ‘shit hole’ comment

January 15, 2018 6 Comments

The sacked co-host of Melbourne's top-rating FM radio breakfast show Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann has told the Sunday Herald Sun of his shock at getting the boot from Gold FM.

What does Cleo magazine have in common with Mark Latham’s Outsiders?

What does Cleo magazine have in common with Mark Latham’s Outsiders?

January 12, 2018

They're both famous rip-offs! Herewith, a short collection of other notorious media knock-offs.

Daily Mail provokes ‘African gang flare-up’ … peak Guardian … ‘I made the shitty media men list’ …

Daily Mail provokes ‘African gang flare-up’ … peak Guardian … ‘I made the shitty media men list’ …

January 12, 2018

Ruh-roh, the Daily Mail is at it again. And other media tidbits of the day.

Why do newspapers now literally wrap themselves in ads?

Why do newspapers now literally wrap themselves in ads?

January 9, 2018 9 Comments

In newspapers' heyday, they would never have dreamed of selling front pages to advertisers. But we're seeing it more and more for one reason: Money.

Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

Covering Melbourne … the most-read newspaper … Telcos pulled into line …

December 22, 2017 2 Comments

The story yesterday of the car attack in Melbourne's city, apart from some ill-placed advertising and some bad takes online, was as good as can be expected.

Waking up with Chris Uhlmann … Foxtel owners clash on Sky fees … Tele’s ‘unhealthy’ graphic …

Waking up with Chris Uhlmann … Foxtel owners clash on Sky fees … Tele’s ‘unhealthy’ graphic …

December 20, 2017 1 Comment

Chris Uhlmann, fresh at Nine, is getting plenty of attention for his fill-in job at the commercial network's breakfast program, Today.

Marcus’ Sky apology … Cocaine Cassie’s wedding of the year … Nine dumps newsreaders …

Marcus’ Sky apology … Cocaine Cassie’s wedding of the year … Nine dumps newsreaders …

December 18, 2017 1 Comment

Caroline Marcus was forced to walkback claims about Channel Nine's culpability in the Ben McCormack case. Plus other media tid bits for the day.

News Corp’s ‘political’ decision to pull out of newspaper circulation audits

News Corp’s ‘political’ decision to pull out of newspaper circulation audits

and December 14, 2017 2 Comments

News Corp's decision to stop reporting its print figures to the Audited Media Association of Australia is a political decision that lacks transparency.

Would you buy a used media policy from Mitchell Peter Fifield?

Would you buy a used media policy from Mitchell Peter Fifield?

December 14, 2017 5 Comments

Among the barrage of inquiries following media reforms passing this year, regulators will be looking at how the ABC can compete in the modern media jungle.