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Media briefs: white ants at News … writing about Murdoch … coal for humanity …

Media briefs: white ants at News … writing about Murdoch … coal for humanity …

Big Harto still giving out gems. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Mayne: governance issues aplenty for Costello to tackle at Nine

Mayne: governance issues aplenty for Costello to tackle at Nine

Conflicts of interest ran up against extreme tedium at the Nine Entertainment Company's recent AGM.

How to get yourself on the News Corp enemies list — fast

How to get yourself on the News Corp enemies list — fast

Did former Murdoch lieutenant Ken Cowley unload on News Corp in an interview with its bitter rival? He's backtracked, but it might be too late ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Spy games: Bernard Collaery's case ... Joe Hockey's beer index test ... Schoolkids heard the curse ... New and old at The Courier-Mail ... John Hartigan finally lands on his feet ...

Gillard secures apology from The Oz over AWU story

Gillard secures apology from The Oz over AWU story

The PM approached senior News Ltd executives today to complain about a story in The Australian that claimed she had set up a "trust fund" for a former boyfriend -- and she won.

@BigHarto: ‘I tried to shield you fuckers from this’

@BigHarto: ‘I tried to shield you fuckers from this’

@BigHarto says the good days at News Limited are gone. Now Kim Williams’ pudgy fingers have struck up You're F-cked in D Minor on the clarinet of doom.

Your right to know whatever happened to Right To Know

Your right to know whatever happened to Right To Know

The looming extinction-by-neglect of the whole Right to Know campaign reflects a huge cultural shift within the managerial ranks of its main champion, News Limited, writes David Salter.

@BigHarto translates Kim Williams for his former colleagues

@BigHarto translates Kim Williams for his former colleagues

@BigHarto feels robbed of a sense of purpose. But he continues to consult to News Limited, translating Kim Williams' missive for simple newspaper hacks.

Whittaker in the firing line at News Limited

Whittaker in the firing line at News Limited

The editor of The Daily Telegraph, the controversial Paul Whittaker, is in the firing line at News Limited as the new CEO, Kim Williams, introduces a top-to-toe renovation.

News Limited spin doctor Greg Baxter departs

News Limited spin doctor Greg Baxter departs

Greg Baxter, the News Limited spin doctor who in a previous life put his name to a press release that erroneously described James Hardy's asbestos compensation foundation as "fully-funded", has resigned.