Journalism

Jun 4, 2013

More bad news for Fairfax as MMP axes seven titles

Seven of Metro Media Publishing's eight eastern titles will close. Only the 148-year-old Dandenong Journal will remain open for business.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Thirty-two employees will lose their jobs at the part-Fairfax-owned Metro Media Publishing after the suburban newspaper company announced an unprecedented closure of seven Melbourne mastheads this morning.

In a blow to media diversity in an already ailing news market, MMP chief executive Antony Catalano says he was left with no choice but to close 90% of titles in the firm’s east division after he discovered they were losing millions of dollars in revenue a year to News Limited.

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  1. gary sutton

    A scoop for the catalano correspondent

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