How long before the traditional news cycle dies?

How long before the traditional news cycle dies?

February 5, 2018 7

If this summer's news has taught us anything, it's that traditional media cycle is on life-support, and the end may be closer than you think.

McLachlan sues for defamation … good feud guide … News Corp share sell-off …

McLachlan sues for defamation … good feud guide … News Corp share sell-off …

February 2, 2018

Craig McLachlan has engaged Stuart Littlemore QC in legal action against the ABC, Fairfax and actor Christie Whelan Browne over stories published that accuse him of sexual harassment on the set of the 2014 Rocky Horror Show.

Fairfax HQ moving house … ABC sound library plan … Facebook users less engaged? …

Fairfax HQ moving house … ABC sound library plan … Facebook users less engaged? …

February 1, 2018

Fairfax is shopping around for a new Sydney headquarters. An email to staff this morning fromCEO Greg Hywood said the company had started looking for a new home in or around the Sydney CBD.

Pollyannas peddling optimistic nonsense, now in The Age

Pollyannas peddling optimistic nonsense, now in The Age

January 31, 2018 15

Why do conservatives like Tom Switzer hold on to their Pollyanna view of the future of the world?

BBC consider pay cap for equality … the revolving door … ABC’s new schedule …

BBC consider pay cap for equality … the revolving door … ABC’s new schedule …

January 30, 2018 1

BBC managers are considering capping all full-time presenter salaries after pay inequalities between men and women at the broadcaster became public, after six male hosts said they would take pay cuts.

Did Seven take the bait? … that’s live TV … the revolving door …

Did Seven take the bait? … that’s live TV … the revolving door …

January 29, 2018 1

Did 7 take the bait? The Seven Network has denied it mistakenly bought a Kiwi satirical fishing program to run on its 7mate digital channel. Users on Twitter yesterday started to speculate Seven buyers thought the program Screaming Reels was a serious fishing program, because it was categorised on some TV guides as “reality”, “sports” and […]

Canada’s $350 million media stimulus would set the tone for Australia

Canada’s $350 million media stimulus would set the tone for Australia

January 29, 2018 3

The package, which would bring Canada's media aid spending close to $1 billion, comes after repeated pressure from publishers. You can expect Australian companies to follow suit.

Seven West redundancies … Waterstreet responds to Q&A criticism … Murphy Brown revival ….

Seven West redundancies … Waterstreet responds to Q&A criticism … Murphy Brown revival ….

January 25, 2018 4

Staff at Seven West Media in Perth have been given until Tuesday to submit an expression of interest in voluntary redundancy, as part of cuts announced late last year.

‘Change the date’ springs from a long cultural history, one that Nick Cater wouldn’t understand

‘Change the date’ springs from a long cultural history, one that Nick Cater wouldn’t understand

January 24, 2018 5

In which Guy Rundle looks back at the history of Meanjin and A.A. Phillips influential essay "The Cultural Cringe".

Waterstreet on #metoo Q&A panel … FT goes undercover … Vice joint venture ends …

Waterstreet on #metoo Q&A panel … FT goes undercover … Vice joint venture ends …

January 24, 2018 4

Aunty has invited Charles Waterstreet to publicly discuss the #MeToo movement on national television. Plus other media tidbits of the day.