is an Australian electronic magazine comprising a website and email newsletter available to subscribers. Crikey was described by former Federal Opposition Leader Mark Latham
as the "most popular website in Parliament House" in The Latham Diaries
In 2014 it had around 17,000 paying subscribers.
In 2003 Stephen Mayne, the then proprietor, was forced to sell his house in order to settle defamation cases brought by radio presenter Steve Price
and former ALP senator Nick Bolkus
over false statements published about them by Crikey.
Staff of then treasurer Peter Costello
banned Crikey from the 2005, 2006 and 2007 budget 'lock ups', in which financial journalists are shown the federal budget papers some hours in advance so that their publications can report the budget in depth as soon as it is released, on the grounds that Crikey is not considered to be part of the "mainstream media
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Under PMP's stewardship the publication aimed for "professional" style, avoiding the use of in-house nicknames and other idiosyncrasies of the original Crikey. In February 2006, The Age
reported that a co-founder and writer, Hugo Kelly, had been sacked for reasons the company claimed were on the grounds of professional misconduct but which Kelly maintained because they had "no guts".
- ^ Mark Latham, The Latham Diaries, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2005, p 403.
- ^ A Companion to the Australian Media, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, 2014, p 124.
- ^ "Multimedia Media Exchange" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 April 2012.
- ^ Brown, Susan (4 July 2004). "Crikey! Name behind column comes clean on dishing dirt". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- ^ Shiel, Fergus (7 May 2003). "Legal web snares Crikey publisher". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
- ^ Carbone, Suzanne (3 February 2005). "Mayne finds a million reasons to sell". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
- ^ Westerman, Helen; Urban, Rebecca (16 February 2006). "Crikey! You've got to watch what you say". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
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