Nov 22, 2013

Sliding doors: why Fairfax let BRW die in print

Fairfax business magazine BRW will publish its final print edition next week. Why did it come to this?

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

The print edition of BRW had several close encounters with survival before Fairfax condemned it to death in October.

Rumours the 33-year old business magazine would be shut down or sold off had been circulating since June when Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood announced a sweeping product review. Word was that five titles — BRW, the (sydney) and (melbourne) magazines, the weekend Australian Financial Review and The Sun-Herald — had question marks hanging over them.

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One thought on “Sliding doors: why Fairfax let BRW die in print

  1. Phil West

    It is said the journalists are the least informed about the business of what they do of anyone in the world. This article is a very fine example. Not least the Gotty remark about taking a weekly mag monthly. One needs only look at the history and the barest arithmetic to figure that one out, oh whispering one.

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