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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of Fairfax. Crikey’s Fairfax coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


‘Still completely fucked’: Fairfax confirms massive cuts

Fairfax is still planning to slash its regional newsrooms nearly in half.

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Fairfax Victorian regionals brace for final cut as subeditors go in New Zealand

Today Fairfax will announce what it plans to do with its regional newsrooms. And it is not expected to be good news for journos.

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Don’t blame the union for workers refusing to join it

Crikey readers have their say on Fairfax radio job losses and other issues of the day.

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Radio nowhere: can talkback work nationally?

The new Fairfax-Macquarie radio behemoth wants to get rid of local hosts and syndicate content. But will the audience tune out? Crikey journalists Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte report.

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Media briefs: Benaud’s generosity … Fairfax NZ wants free content … ads on your ABC …

Richie Benaud’s kind letter to an aspiring cricketer. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Shut yer trap, SBS staff told, as management struggles to plug leaks

The internal workings of SBS have been aired to all and sundry in the media recently — and SBS management is considering launching an investigation to hunt down the leaker.

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Mayne: revealing the top listed chairs who were rushed into the job

The Australian Shareholders’ Association recommends someone be on a board for three to four years before nailing the top spot, but here are some chairs who got their feet under the desk quick smart.

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Why the media breached Bayley’s suppression order

Jill Meagher’s murderer was charged with more horrific crimes after the Meagher case was concluded. But a broad-ranging suppression order tried to prevent the Victorian media from reporting on his insidious history.

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Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on the future of the media

Print is heading on an inexorable spiral to death,” says Crikey’s cheerful founder.

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Mayne: Corbett finally backs a successor at Fairfax

It can be tricky to find a suitable board replacement for yourself, but Roger Corbett has finally done it.

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If media laws change, history says sell, sell, sell

The golden rule of media ownership changes in Australia is that they usher in carnage for shareholders, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Proposed magazine cartel looks good on paper

Magazine publishers and newsagents have agreed to trial a program to get rid of low-selling magazine titles.

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Mayne: why Fairfax should walk away from 2GB merger

Fairfax should consider all the implications of a business merger before it jumps into bed with 2GB and John Singleton.

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Mayne’s mum: Stephen, mind your manners

Crikey readers have their say on Fairfax’s sweeping redundancies and the importance of multiculturalism. And Crikey’s founder cops a spray from his mum.

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Regional newsrooms sliced in half as Fairfax ditches subs and photographers

Fairfax wants to make dozens of staff redundant from 13 Victorian publications as the reporters are asked to make do without subeditors or photographers.

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Hockey in the ‘dock’: Treasurer can’t recall much

Joe Hockey has taken the stand in his defamation proceedings against Fairfax.

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Packed house to hear Hockey tear strips off Fairfax

What good will suing Fairfax do for Hockey? The public already mistrust politicians, writes Margot Saville from the court room.

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ACMA armed to the teeth: prepare for a media-regulation brawl

A surprise High Court decision has seen ACMA armed to the teeth with powers the media would rather it didn’t have. Expect communications policy to suddenly become very, very tricky for the government.

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Sorry the most expensive word: Age apologises in front-page splash

Fairfax has issued a possibly unprecedented front-page apology to the Melbourne teenager the paper misidentified as a terrorism suspect.

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Media briefs: slicing 7.30FT goes metered … Weisbrot settles in …

Fairfax puts a Labor pollie on the wrong side of history. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Fairfax will be spruiking Domain in an investor briefing next month — and all anyone will want to know is how it plans to take on market leader REA. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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MMP, union at loggerheads as management claims readers don’t want news

The Weekly Review will better serve local communities by ditching the news content to focus on lifestyle, MMP content director Emily Rayner says.

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No news but good news: MMP journos told to get on Team Melbourne

The Fairfax-owned Weekly Review magazines have scrapped local news coverage altogether.

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Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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How much did Gina Rinehart make out of Fairfax?

Crikey writers Paddy Manning and Myriam Robin crunch the numbers. Just how much did the country’s richest woman make off the ailing media giant?

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