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It’s crunch time for Kerry Stokes

It’s crunch time for Kerry Stokes

Controlling media assets is often more about the power and prestige than the actual dollars. But can Kerry Stokes keep tolerating this?

A ‘randy’ politician’s unsolicited contraception advice

A ‘randy’ politician’s unsolicited contraception advice

Young travellers may want to steer clear of Sydney for a while, if David Leyonhjelm's tweets are anything to go by.

Bruce Gordon grows stake in Nine to nearly 25%

Bruce Gordon grows stake in Nine to nearly 25%

A disclosure of increased ASX funds could throw into doubt Nine’s takeover of Fairfax Media.

Billionaires to the rescue once again in the declining newspaper industry

Billionaires to the rescue once again in the declining newspaper industry

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.

Small fish in a big pond: why media mergers won’t create Aussie sharks

Small fish in a big pond: why media mergers won’t create Aussie sharks

The media ownership battle is old and long-winded, and will still fall far short of making us competitive swimmers in the ocean of global media, writes journalist and media watcher Chris Warren.

Why FM radio will be the real prize of media takeover frenzy

Why FM radio will be the real prize of media takeover frenzy

Once the government's reforms go through, the true fight for control will be over the metropolitan FM radio stations, media analyst Bob Peters says.

Media reforms cannot proceed while Ten is on the brink

Media reforms cannot proceed while Ten is on the brink

Consideration of changes to media ownership rules should be put on hold until serious questions around the placing of Ten in administration are resolved, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Winners from the media package will need a lot more than handouts

Winners from the media package will need a lot more than handouts

The government's media reform package is more a media aid package, but it won't help dinosaur media in the long run, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Reform package will deliver Murdoch massive control

Reform package will deliver Murdoch massive control

By delivering a free-to-air network to Rupert Murdoch, the government media reforms will afford News Corp unique power to impose its own agenda.

Gambling on the future for Ten, with News Corp ready to swoop

Gambling on the future for Ten, with News Corp ready to swoop

Ten's future suddenly looks bleak again, but it could all turn out OK -- from the Murdochs' point of view, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.