The takeover of Fairfax by Nine will be camouflaged by executives as necessary for the sake of quality journalism, when the truth is the opposite.
The behaviour of the "national broadsheet" towards its enemies is no dirty little secret. Almost all the players in politics, government, academia, science, media and policy are aware of how it works.
Over the past six months, that whistle has blown the lid off the culture of offensive male abuse in media (especially television) companies.
The demise of journalism as civic good is a defining story of this generation. Just don't expect to read about it.
Everyone agrees we need to reform Australia's institutions. But no one at yesterday's gabfest gave any specifics as to how to do it.
In the final installment of a five-part series, Private Media’s publisher looks at how media moguls wield power behind closed doors, and influence important societal outcomes.
In the third part of a five-part series, Private Media's publisher says of course Rupert Murdoch does not sit there barking out orders to his editors about what he wants to see in the paper. He does not have to.
In part two of a five-part series on the power of media, Private Media's chairman examines how News Corp wields its considerable power.