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A gong for the ABC … Vale David Lyle … Bodyguard for BBC reporter

A gong for the ABC … Vale David Lyle … Bodyguard for BBC reporter

Emily Watkins September 25, 2017

The space age arrives in the Northern Territory, and other media tidbits of the day.

You can’t ask that … Oz goes Chinese … Sadness at the massage parlour

You can’t ask that … Oz goes Chinese … Sadness at the massage parlour

Emily Watkins September 21, 2017

Awards for the ABC, translators at the Oz, and more.

Has the Rebel Wilson case squeezed gossip mags out of a business model?

Has the Rebel Wilson case squeezed gossip mags out of a business model?

Emily Watkins September 21, 2017 1 Comment

Rebel Wilson's defamation payout has commentators predicting the end of gossip, but paparazzi who supply their pictures reckon the mags will be fine.

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Sky journo’s jog up the hill … Snapchat bows to Saudis … reviving The Economist

Emily Watkins September 19, 2017

Today in Media Files, Sky News political reporter Tom Connell makes a dash for it during a live cross, and the government has announced the new head of ACMA. ‘It’s probably a miracle I wasn’t tasered or something’.┬áThe things you do for live TV. Sky’s political reporter Tom Connell was put on the spot yesterday […]

‘The West still loves its sharks’: how Murdoch changed <em>The West Australian</em>

‘The West still loves its sharks’: how Murdoch changed The West Australian

Emily Watkins September 18, 2017 1 Comment

A year since the ACCC allowed Perth's newspapers to merge, what has changed at The West Australian?

‘He should be stripped and flogged, the bastard’ … Faine producer leaves … raising shell …

‘He should be stripped and flogged, the bastard’ … Faine producer leaves … raising shell …

Emily Watkins September 18, 2017 3 Comments

Gerry Harvey thinks Joe Aston should be hung (he means hanged), stripped and flogged.

Rebel with a cash payout … Maurice Newman’s grab-bag of nuttiness … gran of coke …

Rebel with a cash payout … Maurice Newman’s grab-bag of nuttiness … gran of coke …

Emily Watkins September 13, 2017 2 Comments

Rebel Wilson has won a record defamation payout of $4.5 million.

Who campaigned for Lynette Daley? … vale Peter Luck … podcasting’s sonic boom

Who campaigned for Lynette Daley? … vale Peter Luck … podcasting’s sonic boom

Emily Watkins September 7, 2017

Who brought Lynette Daley's killers to justice?

If the ABC crosses the commercial Rubicon, it can never go back

If the ABC crosses the commercial Rubicon, it can never go back

David Salter September 5, 2017 6 Comments

Making the ABC ad-free was a political decision, not an ideological one, but once the national broadcaster goes into the business of making money it will never come back.

Farewell to Michael Cockerill … Conversation expands … rub and thug …

Farewell to Michael Cockerill … Conversation expands … rub and thug …

Emily Watkins September 1, 2017

Soccer journalist Michael Cockerill has died of cancer.