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    Roundup: “No” campaigners spending more on Facebook, ABC put on notice, Stan Grant unfairly attacked

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    Taylor Swift Eras tour concert film coming to movie theatres

    Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, the billion-dollar juggernaut that has dominated the cultural calendar this year, may be on a break before picking up internationally, but its momentum will only rest so long: The show is coming to movie theatres this fall, reports The New York Times’ Joe Coscarelli.

    “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert film will be released in the United States, Canada and Mexico on Oct. 13, Swift announced on social media Thursday, with U.S. AMC Theaters promising at least four showtimes per day from Thursday to Sunday upon opening.

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    ABC chief says Stan Grant unfairly attacked by the Australian in story about ‘altercation’ with colleague

    The managing director of the ABC, David Anderson, has defended Stan Grant from what he says was an “unfair attack” published on the front page of the Australian that was “not in the public interest”, reports The Guardian’s Amanda Meade.

    The article in the Murdoch broadsheet on Tuesday said ABC management had investigated what it claimed was a “public bullying incident” involving Grant and a senior ABC colleague in the foyer of the ABC’s Sydney headquarters.

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    Coalition no campaigners spending four times more on voice Facebook ads than counterparts

    Coalition politicians who oppose the Indigenous voice to parliament are vastly outspending other parliamentarians on Facebook, and in some cases, using taxpayer-funded expenses to boost ads that personally target yes campaigners and raise doubt about the reliability of the voting process, reports The Guardian’s Nick Evershed, Ariel Bogle, Josh Butler and Josh Nicholas.

    According to a Guardian Australia analysis of federal politician’s advertising data in Meta’s ad library, Coalition politicians have spent over four times more on Facebook ads about the voice than Labor politicians.

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    Arts journalists put ABC on notice

    Plans to set up a new prime time arts show for Virginia Trioli will only fix the ABC’s “shockingly neglectful” coverage of the arts if it is given proper resources, a former top reporter for the public broadcaster says, reports The Australian’s Geordie Gray.

    After months of declining ratings and speculation about her position, Trioli announced on Thursday she would step down from her leading spot as a talkback radio host on ABC Melbourne Mornings and take up her role as the host of the new arts program.

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    ‘The Great’ canceled after three seasons at Hulu

    “The Great” is not returning for Season 4 on Hulu, Variety has confirmed, reports BreAnna Bell.

    The satirical take on Catherine The Great’s story painted the historical figure as “an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside,” according to the official description.

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    ‘One of the AFL’s most marketable faces’: Bazlenka’s big influence on the game

    Footy is changing. League supremo Gillon McLachlan will ride into the sunset the day after the AFL grand final. The men’s finals series will feature a galaxy of emerging stars. The AFLW season will showcase a generation of women who are shaking up the footy landscape, reports Nine Publishing’s Chloe Saltau.

    Behind the scenes, there is a new establishment making decisions, making their voices heard and influencing what the game will look like, on and off the field, towards 2030. It seemed like a good time to ask, who are the people who will shape the game over the next decade? We asked a panel of experts from The Age, Nine’s Wide World of Sports and the Sydney Morning Herald to answer this question to come up with the top 50 AFL influencers.

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