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Aug 14, 2014

Finding tomorrow’s river of gold: Fairfax ties its future to property

Property and asset sales have led a Fairfax recovery, but it's more precarious than it looks.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Despite the positive headline figure, there’s a lot of red to be found if you dig down into this morning’s full-year Fairfax Media results.

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  1. wayne robinson

    I live in Perth and subscribe to the digital edition of the ‘Age’. I pay $25 a month, which includes all the issues each month, including the weekend editions, and the daily tablet app edition (which I only use for the Sudoku), so I pay $300 a year, considerably more than the $96 cited. I wonder too how accurate the $96 figure is.

    I regard the ‘Age’ subscription a bargain. The last time I looked, a similar digital subscription to the ‘West Australian’ was more than twice as expensive, and worse, not user-friendly. Even after Kerry Stokes told me at an AGM of the ‘West’ that they weren’t going to produce a digital edition until they get it ‘right’ (they still haven’t, and I don’t subscribe).

  2. Brian Williams

    I have exactly the same subscription to The Age as Wayne Robinson, and also pay the $25 per month. Great value.

    An online-only subscription is $15 per month, so annualised revenue from their June 30 subscription base should be at least (140Kx15x12) + 111Kx25x12) = $58.5 million in the next 2 months. Could it be that they only have 140K subscribers IN TOTAL of whom 111K are dual print and online, rather than 140K + 111K?

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