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# GE11
TV3 outlines plans for leaders’ election debate
The commercial broadcaster wants to hold a three-way leaders’ debate, with the heads of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour.
# Sexism
Sky football pundits in hot water over ‘sexist chat'
The Mail on Sunday audio records men sounding like Richard Keys and Andy Gray, making sexist remarks about a female linesman.
# iPhone
Slideshow: Top 10 paid iPhone apps - ever!
Angry Birds fans may be surprised to see the hit game isn’t right at the top…
# RTÉ
RTE refuse to confirm they are planning rival show to Vincent Browne
Nothing has been decided yet says RTE as it gears up for “wide-ranging” programming to cover the general election.
# Advertising
The weirdest places to advertise and still have an impact (Gallery)
Check out this slideshow of odd advertising places, from outer space to egg shells.
# Media
Almost 100 journalists killed because of their work in 2010
Two news media staff a week died last year – and most were local journalists reporting on corruption and crime in their own back yard.
# The kingdom
Last edition for The Kingdom newspaper as 11 jobs lost
Presses to run one last time on local Kerry paper, the second newspaper to shut down here in a week.
# Media
Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video)
Palin refutes alleged role of rhetoric in the Arizona shooting as right-aligned news organisation chief points out that the Democrats used a target map a few years ago.
# Media
Former BBC presenter wins age discrimination case
Ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly has won an employment tribunal against the BBC on the grounds of ageism, following her dismissal when the programme was moved to a primetime slot.
# Election 2011
TV3 wants end to broadcast media blackout prior to election
The TV station makes submission to BAI claiming 48-hour moratorium goes against free speech guarantees.
# Amazon
Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site
Ebook author says his publication was withdrawn by the website which had refused to remove a controversial paedophile’s guide from their listings two months ago.
# Phone Hacking
News of the World suspends editor over phone hacking
Ian Edmondson, the paper’s assistant news editor, is suspended as part of investigations into the newspaper’s phone hacking.
# TV3
TV3 reports ‘unbelievable’ December viewing figures
The audience for last night’s Apprentice wasn’t its highest, but the station still saw 1.12 million tune in for the X Factor.
# RTE.ie
RTÉ prepares defence of website for Oireachtas committee
The national broadcaster will tell a committee this week that the prominence of its website is not an abuse of its remit.
# Fintan O'Toole
Fintan O'Toole launches political reform petition online
Journalist has already clocked up over 900 followers on Twitter.
# Johnston Press
Journalists at regional papers to go on strike
Staff at papers owned by Johnston Press will protest at the introduction of a new editorial system.
# Media
Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast
Two-year-old website agrees new deal with 77-year-old print publication.
# Phantom FM
Denis O'Brien rumoured to have taken over Phantom
The BAI gives Communicorp the green light to take over the alt-music station – which has moved in with Today FM and Newstalk.
# GAA
TV3 may retain cúpla focal for minor GAA finals
The commercial broadcaster picks up the rights to the minor finals – but says it’s considering retaining the Gaeilge commentary.
# RTÉ
RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general
Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.
# BBC
BBC faces blackout as journalists strike
The BBC’s director general makes an 11th hour appeal – but the two day strike looks set to go ahead regardless.
# Paywall
Times reveals readership numbers behind online paywall
The Times and Sunday Times give the first indication of how many people have subscribed to the online editions.
# Media
Blasphemy law pushes Ireland from first to tenth in press index
The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.
# The Irish Times
Irish Times loses €27.9m after ad revenue crumbles
Irish Times Ltd saw a loss of €27.9m in 2009, as turnover fell – but the loss is still less than that of 2008.
# Newspaper Industry
Sign of the Times: NYT has twice as many Twitter followers as print subscribers
Like many newspaper, the NYT has a great online brand – if only it could do something about that unwieldy print business.
# Ryder Cup
Paddy Power appeal for campaign to save ad hoardings
The bookie placed a ‘Hollywood’-style boarding within view of a tee box – and is annoyed it’s being torn down.
# TechCrunch
AOL confirms acquisition of Techcrunch
# TechCrunch
AOL considering takeover bid for TechCrunch
The internet conglomerate is reported to be in discussions to acquire the high-profile technology news blog.
# BBC
UK regulator upholds Balding sexuality slur complaint
The BBC Sport presenter has been referred to as a ‘dyke on a bike’ by AA Gill in a Sunday Times review.
# Televison
'Daybreak' loses a fifth of its viewers in a week
Viewer figures dip drastically within days for ITV1′s new breakfast show.
# Diaspora
Open source alternative to Facebook releases source code
‘Diaspora’, a social network which aims to transparently guard users’ privacy in a way Facebook doesn’t, unveils itself.
# BSKYB
No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB
The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.
# Alex Ferguson
BBC concedes defeat over Fergie boycott
The controller of Radio 5 Live says there’s little the BBC can do to make Alex Ferguson take part in post-match interviews.
# Twitter
Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name
Spaniard Israel Meléndez has sold his @Israel username to the Jewish state for an eye-watering “five zero” sum.
# Heineken Cup
Ryan's free-to-air rugby plan faces new criticism
Eamon Ryan’s proposal that Heineken Cup games be free-to-air is criticised by the former chair of the Competition Authority.
# TV3
Ivan Yates 'would like' to succeed Browne on TV3
Ivan would be keen to continue substituting for Vincent Browne – though other presenters got higher ratings.
# Irish Economy
The internet asks: why no coverage of the bond crisis?
The cost of borrowing balloons as the world fears Ireland could be the next country to fold. But why so little coverage?