Nov 5, 2012

The great Murdoch migration: who’s leaving News Ltd?

George Megalogenis is packing up and leaving The Australian to write more books. Who else has left News Limited during the latest cost-cutting drive?

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Crikey has been tracking the flight from Fairfax over recent months, but the News Ltd departure lounge is growing increasingly crowded. Around 30 staffers have taken redundancy from The Australian, 35 from the Herald Sun and 25 from The Courier-Mail.


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7 thoughts on “The great Murdoch migration: who’s leaving News Ltd?

  1. shepherdmarilyn

    Mega will be missed but Matthew Franklin will be no loss to anything.

  2. SimsonMc

    Dear Rupert – Now that George has left, is there anyone worth the entry fee to read their work behind a paywall?

    Thought not.

  3. Liz A

    lulz, there goes the one and only reason I ever bothered to google behind the paywall of the Oz. Even though Mega’s articles weren’t enough to make me stump up the entry fee, maybe now he will be able to run free with the likes of TheKouk and Quiggin on the interwebs.

  4. Harry1951

    Agree Marilyn. George Mega was fair in his analyses but Matthew Franklyn was biased (as per most of the Oz’s staff).

  5. Ruth Starke

    So many talented and dedicated journalists. This makes my heart sink. I don’t want to read their work on-line: I want to read it in a NEWSPAPER, and one staffed by professional journalists, not one which cuts and pastes and recycles material from overseas. I know, a forlorn hope.

  6. Kevin Herbert

    But when is Rupert leaving.

    I’m prepared to get his coat & show him the door.

  7. Edward James

    Not many that I know! Perhaps some of these with time on their hands may write exclusives, which inform locals about what is happening. While they have been waiting for main stream media to inform them? Edward James

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