tip off

‘Labor’s own Crikey‘ starts its subscription drive

Labor’s own Crikey has started asking Labor Party donors to sign up.

READ MORE

News Corp leak points to systemic problems, say business experts

Legal threats and bluster only made things worse for News Corp in the face of Crikey’s investigation, SmartCompany deputy editor Eloise Keating reports.

READ MORE

Now we know News’ losses — how do they compare with Fairfax’s?

Fairfax has always been more transparent about reporting its profits and losses on a granular level. Now we finally have the same information for News Corp. And guess which company comes out on top …

READ MORE

Crikey’s intrepid reporter meets the News Corp CEO

Julian Clarke had “a very interesting day” yesterday — and today was gracious enough to speak to a Crikey reporter without throwing anything.

READ MORE

News Corp’s rivers of gold drying up

Once upon a time newspapers could almost print money off the back of classified advertising. But although classies still accounted for a large slice of News Corp’s revenue in 2012-13, the rivers of gold are much shallower than they used to be.

READ MORE

Star Observer turns to crowdfunding as legal costs threaten its future

A series of legal settlements and threats have pushed Australia’s oldest gay newspaper to the brink.

READ MORE

Media briefs: print woes… Serious Charge … meet the Spectators …

The Age sells has lost 20% of its circulation in a year. And other media tidbits of the day.

READ MORE

Something very rotten in the state of newspapers

Why don’t we trust the media any more? Former Media Watch executive producer David Salter says the internet and television are partly to blame.

READ MORE

Media briefs: Strewth! … Markson v Go … more newspaper spin-offs

James Jeffreys leaves large shoes to fill. And other media tidbits of the day.

READ MORE

Media briefs: trigger beat-up … online news … police apology …

Beware trigger warnings, the lamest right-wing beat-up of our time. Plus other media tidbits.

READ MORE

New Matilda near death, but saviours are sniffing around

Online news and comment publication New Matilda is on its last legs after editor and owner Marni Cordell pulled the plug. But there’s been interest in another revival.

READ MORE

Media briefs: paywall hopes … Uluru where? …

Paywalls are not coming close to making up for lost revenue from display ads and print sales for US newspapers. Plus other media tidbits of the day …

READ MORE

The new media cadets: older, more experienced, exhausted by the climb

In today’s competitive hustle for journalism jobs, you’re never too old or too qualified for an entry-level position. Crikey goes behind the scenes on Fairfax’s gruelling cadet application process.

READ MORE

Hustling for your journalism: Beacon offers hope — and challenges

Beacon has hit on a low-cost model to fund high quality, specialised journalism. For freelancers, it’s a way to get funds up-front to do the investigative work they want to do. But it also offers new challenges.

READ MORE

Breaking news on Alain de Botton: more Martha Stewart than Bob Woodward

Modern philosopher and public intellectual Alain de Botton has some nuanced ideas about philosophy, but he doesn’t understand the modern newsroom.

READ MORE

Media briefs: Lachlan’s denials … startups’ big names … imperial forces …

There’s good news and bad news for digital startup media. The good news is they’re hiring — really! Now, if only they were profitable … Plus other media tidbits of the day.

READ MORE

How The Guardian is colonising the Australian media landscape

The Guardian’s Australian operation isn’t commercially sustainable yet. But with revenues 300% up on expectations, it’s well on the way to it, its managing director tells Crikey.

READ MORE

Media briefs: Abbott on HuffPo … newspaper departures …

Abbott, Freedman splash on HuffPo … Newspaper departures, digital futures … Correction of the day … Front page of the day …

READ MORE

Journal of Record: Bridgegate revives faith in reporting

The scandal of the politically motivated traffic jam on the world’s busiest bridge shows just how important local reporting and regional newspapers still are in the digital age.

READ MORE

Hold the front page: is investigative reporting making a comeback?

Newsrooms are contracting, and there is less money to fund journalism. So investigative reporting must also be suffering. On the contrary, writes Andrea Carson at The Citizen.

READ MORE

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Yawn. No sign yet of any kind of Labor revival before September’s election. Plus other political views noted along the way.

READ MORE

What’s wrong with journalism (and why you shouldn’t study it)

Crikey’s senior journalist joined a panel in Sydney last night with Mike Carlton, Judith Whelan and Sally Neighbour to discuss the murky divide between news and opinion in the digital age. Here’s what he said …

READ MORE

Brave News World: how social does the media now have to be?

Social media will enhance or destroy the journalism model, depending on who you believe. Gideon Haigh on Twitter, Facebook and measuring news in the third chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

READ MORE

The free-fall of Fairfax: only our news appetite will save it

What are the possible futures for Fairfax Media, following the latest lurch in what the company points out is the biggest restructure in its history?

READ MORE

Simons: journalism teachers have earned a place at the table

In a world increasingly driven by media, knowing how media works and how to make media content is an important set of understandings for any citizen.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...