The seemingly well-suited partnership between Twitter and Nielsen, the ratings company, has hit a snag; there is barely any overlap between high-rating and the most-tweeted-about shows.

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Fairfax Media, currently Australia’s chief competitor to News Corp, has announced it will cut 45 members from its business news and magazine sections.

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Australian comedy troupe The Chaser has been cleared by their network, the government-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), for a bestiality joke aimed at News Corp columnist Chris Kenny, who had called for defunding the ABC.

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CNN has allowed new “Crossfire” co-host Newt Gingrich to not disclose when politicians he funds appear on the show, seemingly in breech of its own rules.

The company had previously announced that Gingrich would have to announce when he hosts  politicians he had funded, but apparently CNN has decided to change its regulations to accommodate Gingrich.

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The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Comcast must place Bloomberg TV in its cable lineup alongside the station’s news competitors.

Verdicts like this one, release last Thursday, are important because they force providers like Comcast, which owns Bloomberg’s rival NBC Universal, into following media distribution rules.

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On Saturday September 7th Australia elected Tony Abbott, leader of the conservative Liberal National Party, as its Prime Minister.

While no one could attribute the result purely to media circulation, Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper and television empire certainly favored the party.

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