Dec 19, 2012

Where are they now: losses at News, Fairfax are PR’s gain

Where have all the journalists who left News Limited and Fairfax this year gone? Crikey tracked them down to find out -- and it's something of a PR bonanza.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

The public relations industry has been the big winner from this year’s massive redundancy rounds at Fairfax and News Limited, a Crikey survey has found.

Around 1000 editorial jobs have been lost this year according to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance — including around 280 at Fairfax and 500 at News Limited. Crikey has compiled a list tracking where print journalists who left their organisations this year have gone, and will update it as more names come in.

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2 thoughts on “Where are they now: losses at News, Fairfax are PR’s gain

  1. tom cook

    And the irony is that at Fairfax PRs and spin artists have taken over the place.

  2. SusieQ

    And in my opinion, the Age is the poorer for the loss of many of these journos.

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