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Nov 30, 2017

Huff Post Australia staff face cuts … Nine ‘cannot rewrite history’ of Don Burke … Dominating the Walkleys …

Staff at Huff Post Australia will find out today if they've been made redundant after the website announced the end of its joint venture with Fairfax Media.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Huff Post Australia staff face cuts. Staff at Huffington Post Australia will be finding out today whether they’ve been made redundant after the global news website announced yesterday it was ending its joint venture with Fairfax Media as part of the company’s global strategy. The local branch launched two years ago under editor-in-chief Tory Maguire, who tweeted yesterday that she’d need a day or two before finding the next challenge. A spokesman said the site would continue to be maintained from December 1, when the joint venture will have officially ended, with a smaller team. He said that the company would redeploy staff where possible, but redundancies could occur.

Editor Chris Paine tweeted that he’d populated the website with some of the best work from the past two years while it was still “A Thing”, and journalists Karen Barlow and Anthony Sharwood both tweeted their “last stories” for the site yesterday.

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3 thoughts on “Huff Post Australia staff face cuts … Nine ‘cannot rewrite history’ of Don Burke … Dominating the Walkleys …

  1. klewso

    “Reporting” the Walkleys? What great examples of ‘fake news’?

  2. Arky

    Until this reporting about the end of the HuffPo-Fairfax joint venture, I had not even remembered it existed. I cannot remember the last time I clicked through to a HuffPo Australia article. It probably doesn’t speak well for them that an online denizen of Australia of the sort who reads Crikey and the Guardian and a lot of Twitterers… never finds themselves reading a HuffPo article not intentionally but because their content is not being circulated, not making waves, the website clearly had no profile at all in my circles.

    Despite only being about 12 years old, the mention of HuffPo is almost nostalgic anyway, like MySpace or Yahoo, an artifact of an earlier incarnation of the world wide web and social media and a radically different stage of US politics and pop culture.

  3. AR

    Walter ‘garrison keilor’ Brennan?
    Have the Monstrous Regiment become …errr. a monstering regime?

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