March, 2018

News Corp launches kids’ news site … the road to Raqqa … no awards for Oscars ratings …

, Mar 06, 2018

Just months after Australia's first and only children's newspaper Crinkling News folded, News Corp has launched its own children's national news website.

Lindsay Murdoch retires … The Mercury’s big apology … a new paywall … 

, Mar 05, 2018

Fairfax's long-time South East Asia correspondent Lindsay Murdoch has retired after 40 years with The Age and Fairfax Media.

How long until this newspaper closure cycle comes to pass?

, Mar 05, 2018

What does the closure of a number of NZ newspapers means for our media market?

ISIS article ‘censored’ … Canadian government’s plan for news … video of the day …

, Mar 01, 2018 is claiming that it was censored after a ruling by the Classification Board found that one of its articles "directly or indirectly" advocated terrorist acts. And other media tidbits of the day.

ABC does the shuffle … return serve to Nick Cater … Doug Anthony Allstar shame

, Feb 28, 2018

Ahead of the ABC's appearance at Senate Estimates last night, a staff email announced a reshuffle of editorial positions that head of news Gaven Morris said would clear up any confusion after the chaos around the cabinet files and Emma Alberici decisions.

‘Journalist assaulted Mehajer with questions’ … Isentia boss quits … Correction of the day …

, Feb 27, 2018

A Sydney magistrate has criticised journalist Laura Banks who was assaulted by Salim Mehajer.

Media giants unite to quash Rebel … Top End talent bumped … karmic typos …

, Feb 26, 2018

Australia's biggest rival media companies have joined forces against Rebel Wilson's massive payout. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Revised Alberici piece re-posted … Parkland’s student journos …. Murdochs’ big pay packets

, Feb 23, 2018

The ABC has finally re-posted chief economics correspondent Emma Ablerici's analysis of corporate tax cuts.

Do I have to tell a prospective employer if I have mental health issues?

, Feb 22, 2018

A recent job ad at Fairfax raises some important questions.

What we’re really talking about when we talk about ‘the church’

, Feb 22, 2018

Despite Fairfax's Catholic Inc investigation, we can't fix the church until we understand that it doesn't exist, at least in the way we think it does, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Limelight revived by investors … 2day FM staffer sacked … A journo’s 17 hours in Chinese police custody …

, Feb 21, 2018

Arts magazine Limelight has been given a reprieve after a group of investors came forward to try to save it.

The Tele on trial … News Corp’s new ad campaign … ABC’s tips from the super rich …

, Feb 20, 2018

The Daily Telegraph has gone all-out in its coverage today of its defamation case with actor Geoffrey Rush.

Seven’s Winter Olympics spin … ABC votes for staff director … Domain’s first results …

, Feb 19, 2018

The Seven Network has been patting itself on the back for last week's ratings performance, but there are more factors to consider.
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Waterstreet HASN’T sued for defo … Florida shooting fact check … Video of the day …

, Feb 16, 2018

Contrary to an extensive New Matilda article and an errant line in an ABC report, barrister Charles Waterstreet has told Crikey he has not lodged any defamation proceedings against a woman who accused him of sexual harassment.

Waterstreet off Q&A panel … AAP closes NZ wire service … Seven West Media under water …

, Feb 15, 2018

Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet's controversial appearance on a special Q&A panel discussing the #MeToo movement has been scrapped.

SBS calls for content quota … Betoota Advocate launches podcast … News Corp’s black hole …

, Feb 14, 2018

Satirical news website The Betoota Advocate has announced it will launch a podcast. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Domain ‘boys’ club’ complaint confirmed … Tingle leaves AFR … the revolving door …

, Feb 12, 2018

Yet more evidence emerges of a troubling culture at Domain. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Billionaires to the rescue once again in the declining newspaper industry

, Feb 12, 2018

The sale of The Los Angeles Times to health tech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong is a replay of the worn narrative of billionaires swooping in to prop up troubled mastheads -- for better or worse.

Court suppresses Tele’s Rush defence … ABC apologises to Rudd … why Fox’s Disney deal was done …

, Feb 09, 2018

A court has ordered the complete suppression of the Daily Tele's defence in the Geoffrey Rush defamation suit. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Catalano lawyers up … Falconio story ‘too detailed and graphic’ … Ginny Stein made redundant …

, Feb 08, 2018

Former Domain CEO Antony Catalano has sent his former employer, Fairfax, a legal letter over claims published by The Australian Financial Review yesterday.