The Age of emptiness. The shambles at The Age over the sacking of 45 subeditors is making a mockery of Fairfax's rental of Grocon's gleaming $110 million Media House edifice. Editor Paul Ramadge championed the building as a state-of-the-art, five-star Green Star triumph showcasing the company's digital future at its opening in 2009. But journalists say it's so large, with diminishing occupied desks, that staff could erect a display home or granny flat and camp overnight. And swing a few cats.
And what about the purpose-built 3AW studios on the seventh floor with their fabulous view designed to stimulate Neil Mitchell's synapses each morning? If the station is sold to John Singleton, what happens then? Will Mitchell and co rent the space, or will it be vacated to allow more display homes and granny flats? The way things are going, the company should have set up humpies on the site.