Colleagues have remembered the life and work of sports commentator Darrell Eastlake who has died, aged 75. And other media tidbits of the day.
A consultancy report has recommended Fairfax save money by cutting its AAP subscription. But the wire brings in only a third of AAP's revenue these days. Crikey goes inside the economics of a wire agency.
The Obama administration is engaged in a war on investigative journalism, backed by national security laws. The internet may free up information, but it also aids government surveillance.
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The rules at Associated Press state that staff can't break news via social media that isn't yet on the wire. Which is why staff aren't getting rapped over the knuckles for tweeting that an AP journo and photographer were arrested in the Occupy Wall St raid.
Lachlan Murdoch swung his axe today, announcing that dozens of editorial staff at Channel Ten will go and long-running nightly bulletin Sports Tonight seems certain to be cancelled. Plus, other media news of the day.
After months of campaigning, Fox News will be getting a front row seat in the White House briefing room. But not Helen Thomas' coveted front row centre seat, Associated Press has claimed that one.
Ex-frontman of The Stooges Iggy Pop meets Shepard Fairey, the artist responsible for the iconic Barack Obama HOPE image. Iggy questions him about the AP case and choosing "hope" over "progress".
AP journo Michael Warren tells the story behind writing this story on Chile handing over the last of weapons-grade uranium to US -- standing inside a nuclear reactor, just feet away from weapons-grade uranium.