News Corp's newly released circulation numbers reveal that digital subscriptions are working hard to prop up print sales.
The Fairfax archives, covering the media business from the 1840s to the 1990s, have some timely lessons for media watchers.
After Nine's takeover of Fairfax, it will be a question of when, not if, the major mastheads will cease to print the dailies.
Only weeks ago, Fairfax told a parliamentary inquiry that its regional newspapers aren't commercially viable.
The deal between Nine and Fairfax, to become the new entity "Nine", looks more like a surrender than a merger of equals.
Deep cuts have been announced at the New York Daily News, perhaps the most anti-trump paper in the US, as the president's newspaper tariffs take their toll.
A retiring magistrate in Brisbane has held the Courier Mail to account, saying some reportage showed a fundamental lack of understanding from the chief court reporter.
News Corp claim revenue driven by reader "trust" has more than offset the decline in advertising dollars. But there's a hard ceiling on those figures that newspapers can't afford to ignore.