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Under Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party has swept Scotland at Labour’s expense. Scottish Sun

An all-yellow north, bluer in south, and UK politics could get nasty

The Murdoch press strategy of supporting the Conservatives in England and the SNP in Scotland reflected a common interest in denying Labour government in the UK election.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has become a national laughing stock after knighting Prince Philip. AAP/Wayne King

Grattan on Friday: Tony Abbott faces battle to avoid self-destruction

If Tony Abbott were risk-averse, he wouldn’t have scheduled a National Press Club appearance for Monday. Or perhaps it was just another Abbott blind spot. Of course when Abbott signed up to turning up…
Resurgent title: The Sunday Times. Supplied

Sunday Times a resurgent jewel in Murdoch’s battered crown

Last year was evidently a traumatic time for many journalists who worked for the Sun and the News of the World during the Brooks and Coulson era. Arrests, prosecutions, convictions (and in some case acquittals…
There are ways for the media to cover stories such as the Sydney siege without committing gross ethical violations. AAP/Joel Carrett

News Corp’s siege coverage built on a ‘take-no-prisoners’ culture

AUST gets wake-call with Sydney terror. Only Daily Telegraph caught the bloody outcome at 2.00 am. Congrats.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) December 15, 2014 In one brutally insensitive tweet, Rupert…
Australians are increasingly tuning in to traditional broadcast television stations. www.shutterstock.com

Television is not dead, it’s just changing channels

Netflix will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March next year. Expectations are this is just the start of an influx of new streaming options in Australia. The internet and television are increasingly…
News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch has been given plenty of opportunities to air his agenda ahead of the G20 summit. Jason Reed/Reuters Pool/AAP

Murdoch discovers inequality, but he’s not on ‘Team Australia’

Rupert Murdoch’s special address to an exclusive meeting of the world’s most powerful finance ministers got a second airing this week. In a breathless front-page “exclusive” in The Australian, Paul Kelly…

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