Oct 24, 2012

Fairfax AGM: plans for life after print worry shareholders

Fairfax chiefs were defending their performance at the company's AGM in Melbourne, laying out a print-free future that's far from certain.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

UPDATED: Fairfax chairman Roger Corbett has agreed to a salary cut after angry Fairfax shareholders railed against the board’s performance at the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne today.


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2 thoughts on “Fairfax AGM: plans for life after print worry shareholders

  1. Oscar Jones

    Jack Cowin may be a good hamburger saleman but Fairfax need a couple of very experienced newspaper people on the board to prevent them making mistakes.

    One glaring one which becomes more evident as the years go on was firing in-house lawyers and using an outside high priced firm. Stories are no longer vetted before they reach print.

    While we all want to see Fairfax thrive as publishers and they should have a good future even as digital only, they will get lost in the trample of others who are way ahead of them.

  2. Edward James

    “Newspaper people” if they are on top of their game would know they are a dying breed. public trust journalism is the way of the future. When you write we all want Fairfax to thrive , you would be wrong because these once powerful media gate keepers have been guilty of suppressing news, when it was detrimental to their political masters best interest. I write about my own experience. Edward James

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