Jun 10, 2014

Fairfax chief hits back at News: ‘ignore all the self-serving nonsense’

Chris Mitchell has goaded Greg Hywood into responding to criticism, with Fairfax defending its business model and share price in a huffy memo to staff.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

In a Queen’s birthday 800-word missive to staff, Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood has waded into News Corp’s ongoing trashing of its rivals.

Baited into responding by comments The Australian editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell made at a marketing conference last Wednesday,which were rehashed in Monday’s Oz, Hywood said that Fairfax was not talking down print, from which it gets 75% of its revenues. The full email, which Crikey has uploaded here, takes a swing at the “advertorial” in the Australian’s Media section:

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2 thoughts on “Fairfax chief hits back at News: ‘ignore all the self-serving nonsense’

  1. klewso

    What do you expect, after US Citizen Murdoch tells us “The bludger should never be our national icon” : the amount of “News Corpse Share-holder Welfare” The Oz soaks up?
    When it comes to Limited News, take out the double glazed standards, wouldn’t the place fall down?

  2. Angelo Caon

    Chris Mitchell referring to a rival news group as ‘very sensitive’. That gave me a laugh. Is he even vaguely aware of the overwrought defensive articles his newspaper indulges in?

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