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By Ian Kerridge, University of Sydney and Lyn Gilbert, University of Sydney


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By Jane O'Callaghan Kotzmann, Deakin University


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By Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, Griffith University

It’s tempting to view The Australian’s latest broadside at the ABC as just another salvo fired between our nation’s two biggest media organisations.


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By Alister Scott, Birmingham City University


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By David Sweeney, Glasgow School of Art