Tips and rumours

Jan 30, 2013

Tips and rumours

The SMH knows no boundaries ... empty chair at Opera Australia ... Abbott's terra nullius ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Changes at The SMH. Sydney Morning Herald staffers were invited to attend morning or lunchtime presentations today to unveil the paper’s new branding campaign based around the theme of “know no boundaries”. The Herald, like sister paper The Age, will convert to a tabloid in March. Although many of the paper’s newshounds were too busy to attend the confab, Crikey hears it made quite an impression on those who did with editorial told to be bolder in their reporting. Staff also received this email from management this morning:

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    “Abbott 101” – and his “Terrorist nulla-nullas” -“Blackfellas can’t count”?
    ….. and after getting lost with all those journos and all those photo ops in the NT in the last two years?

  2. Maruschka Loupis

    Re print subscriptions and the story about increase in SMH pricing:
    1. To get a jump on the price rise, I rang SMH subs and said I wanted to extend my subscription beyond its current May expiry … couldn’t/wouldn’t do … assured me (?!) that the price rise will not affect subscribers – only “retail”.
    2. After almost an hour on hold yesterday to Telegraph/Australian subscriptions (to renew that one, which IS due) I gave up and started again today. TWO HOURS on hold to their 1800 number, in order to give them my $400. No possibility of email renewal; renewal notice arrived too late to use post; on-line would have been at a higher price; even their switchboard couldn’t help. The rep who (eventually) took my call very apologetic, but by gum, this is the hardest I have ever worked to give an organisation money!

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