February, 2018

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.

Razer: Q&A dresses up narcissism and calls it democracy

, Feb 13, 2018

If you're wondering if Monday nights have changed, it's just business as usual: "A group of people fresh from the Qantas Club Lounge think about themselves, and the medium they inhabit in that moment, as democracy itself," writes Helen Razer.

Waterstreet confirmed for #MeToo panel … the revolving door … Media buys North Korea propaganda …

, Feb 13, 2018

The ABC has officially confirmed that its special Q&A on the #MeToo movement will include controversial barrister Charles Waterstreet. The barrister has himself been accused of sexual harassment (which he denies).

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

, Feb 13, 2018

The big guns where brought out by Nine and Seven, and a close night ensued.

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.

Seven’s share price slumps

, Feb 12, 2018

Seven West Media's chronically low share price raises questions about how the company plans to claw itself back into the black.

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.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

, Feb 09, 2018

Channel Seven will be hoping the Winter Games aren't a total wipeout.

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.

Foxtel uses its puppet peak body to avoid gambling regulation

, Feb 08, 2018

Foxtel seems to be pushing for an exemption from tough new laws surrounding gambling ads, by using ASTRA, the peak subscription TV body, to show mercy to its "small audiences".

Domain a ‘boys club’ under Catalano … Yahoo7 restructure … Good feud guide …

, Feb 07, 2018

The Australian Financial Reviewreports today that shortly before former Domain CEO Antony Catalano suddenly left the business, a formal complaint about the the workplace culture at the recently-listed company was lodged.

AFLW “gender equality storm” … bring back Dundee … chaos at Newsweek …

, Feb 06, 2018

The decision to replace the host for an AFL women's competition program with a man is working itself up into a "gender equality storm". Last year's host Tiffany Cherry says the decision to replace her as host of Women's Footy with Clint Stanaway is a "significant step back".

Vale Michael Gordon … good feud guide … exclusive watch …

, Feb 05, 2018

Building bridges between the ABC and The Australian. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

How long before the traditional news cycle dies?

, Feb 05, 2018

If this summer's news has taught us anything, it's that traditional media cycle is on life-support, and the end may be closer than you think.

The real reason Channel Seven elevated the opinion of a neo-Nazi

, Feb 05, 2018

Seven News Melbourne's neo-Nazi interview was some pretty stomach-churning tabloid TV. But when did the commercial news bulletins start going so low?

McLachlan sues for defamation … good feud guide … News Corp share sell-off …

, Feb 02, 2018

Craig McLachlan has engaged Stuart Littlemore QC in legal action against the ABC, Fairfax and actor Christie Whelan Browne over stories published that accuse him of sexual harassment on the set of the 2014 Rocky Horror Show.

Fairfax HQ moving house … ABC sound library plan … Facebook users less engaged? …

, Feb 01, 2018

Fairfax is shopping around for a new Sydney headquarters. An email to staff this morning fromCEO Greg Hywood said the company had started looking for a new home in or around the Sydney CBD.