Journalism

Jul 23, 2013

Fairfax business merger squeezes Clegg out to News Corp

Business media boss Brett Clegg is switching sides again, quitting Fairfax for a post at News Corp. Crikey has learned he's likely to head up NSW operations for Rupert Murdoch.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Fairfax’s decision to merge The Australian Financial Review with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age business sections has claimed its second scalp. Business media boss Brett Clegg, who had long been frustrated by the restructure, left the company yesterday afternoon and will return to News Corp Australia.

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  1. rob oxford

    The this guy had a brilliant plan, hired superb talent, delivered it all brilliantly and…they take away his keys to the car? Hello!
    As I recall the circulation has been tanking. The paper has become a fogey-fest of repetitive “issues” irrelevant to its business readers. There’s no news! Just a heap of columns.
    BTW: everyone in media knows that the TV show is a financial disaster, the events business is peanuts at best and the web site plan did not even convert (for free!) the base subscribers. (When did they last reveal details?)
    the plain truth is Clegg was a Corbett hire and it shows.

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