Aug 20, 2014

How The Australian was protected from the cuts

Secret documents reveal News Corp is bleeding money, with The Australian in the worst shape. But Rupert’s favourite plaything seems to have been inoculated against the staff and budget cuts that hit the company’s other assets. Paddy Manning and Myriam Robin report.

News Corp operating accounts confirm The Australian is a protected species — at the expense of every other Murdoch masthead in the country.


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5 thoughts on “How The Australian was protected from the cuts

  1. Malcolm Street

    The Oz is, like the WSJ and The Times, Murdoch’s primary means of bullying governments and pushing agendas to favour the company. They don’t care if these papers lose money. Another way in which the Murdoch empire operates more like an organised crime syndicate than a conventional business.

  2. klewso

    It is an “interesting” use of investor resources?

  3. soundmalfunction

    You guys are in for it now. Any Crikey employees find a pigs head in their front yard this morning?

  4. Liamj

    Just think, if not for his rich sugar-daddy, Andrew Bolt could be doing some real journalism, reporting on the job skills learnt from collecting rubbish on the side of a freeway. Its sad how some people never let go of the apron strings.

  5. AR

    Odd that so few (read ‘none’) of the journos. shed have written of the dying Empire – so long kissing the Sun King’s ring that they’ve forgotten how to write or do real investigative stuff?

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