From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Fairfax redundancies. The news is pretty bleak coming out of Fairfax at the moment, with word that some senior journos have put their hands up for redundancies as the company cuts 125 jobs from The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review newsrooms. Former Fairfax journo Michael West, who was forced out a year ago in the last redundancy round, controversially published an unconfirmed list of people who had sought redundancies on his blog earlier this week. It's believed that some of those who have asked for redundancies won't be granted them, to reduce redundancies concentrated in some departments.