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Murdoch media to be focus of parliamentary inquiry

The impact of media concentration on Australian democracy is set to be explored in a new Senate inquiry approved days after a petition by former prime minister Kevin Rudd calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire – signed by half a million people – was tabled in parliament.

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Cosy relationships and the decline of SA independent journalism

South Australia’s media landscape is being rapidly diminished by recession, pandemic and the digital impact on advertising revenue. That’s bad news for the state’s culture, conversation and a healthy democracy, but don’t expect government to back diversity, argues Eric Beecher.

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Climate protesters target News Corp

Climate activists have dumped manure outside News Corp Australia’s Sydney and Brisbane offices and briefly blocked its Brisbane printing press as part of a national protest against the media giant’s coverage of climate change.

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James Murdoch quits News Corp board over "editorial content"

James Murdoch, former chief executive of 21st Century Fox and son of Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from the News Corp board of directors because of “disagreements over certain editorial content” published by the company’s news outlets.