Topic archives: fairfax media

Just stop pooling misery. We still need trainee journalists.

May 23, 2018 2

Former reporters may respond cynically to Fairfax's most recent traineeship round, but we still need the people-power for public good journalism.

Fairfax gets friendly with News Corp as it looks to cut losses in New Zealand

February 21, 2018 3

Fairfax's interim results are in and it's bad news for New Zealand, where the company is slashing 35% of its news paper holdings to offset tumbling profits.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 11, 2017 6

Cashless welfare ... sleeping in privacy ... the citizenship seven ...

Fairfax journalists learning about voluntary redundancies … ABC broadcaster remembered … Ten’s China links …

Fairfax journalists learning about voluntary redundancies … ABC broadcaster remembered … Ten’s China links …

June 6, 2017 1

Fairfax journalists learning about their voluntary redundancies. And other media tidbits of the day.

Mayne: Domain falls flat as Fairfax continues to duck and weave on executive pay

November 3, 2016

No one likes to see a CEO, particularly a former journalist, make more than $10 million firing thousands of staff, but that’s exactly what has happened at Fairfax.

Fairfax to stop printing papers — eventually

August 10, 2016 3

Fairfax says more than half its earnings will come from things other than its print papers in the year ahead.

A newspaper merger in New Zealand

May 11, 2016

Guess this makes it official.

And then there were none: Fairfax’s last broadsheet goes ‘compact’, with staff to go

April 1, 2016 4

Staff at The Canberra Times have so far been spared Fairfax's extreme cost-cutting measures, but they knew their time was coming.

Fairfax journos go on strike as 120 more jobs on the line

March 17, 2016 3

"It's absolute chaos with the restructure and now this," an Age staffer said.

Fairfax to cut 120 jobs from flagship mastheads

March 17, 2016 3

It's a wonder there is anyone left to sack after previous redundancy rounds.

Six unbelievable things The Age’s digital editor just said about clickbait

February 25, 2016 4

Fairfax seems a smidge touchy about accusations that it's doing clickbait journalism. Sexy Gandalf and not applying fake tan with a paint roller are NEWSWORTHY STORIES, you guys.

Media briefs: golden sunsets … Holt Street meltdown … welcome to Scotland …

November 18, 2015

Fairfax's "Sunrise strategy" has claimed its first victim. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Fairfax staunches the bleeding in metros, with Domain still its battlefield angel

Fairfax staunches the bleeding in metros, with Domain still its battlefield angel

August 13, 2015 1

Fairfax's digital revenue is making up for a fall in print advertising and circulation at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Media briefs: Fairfax apologises … McLennan leaves Ten … Twitter plagiarism …

Media briefs: Fairfax apologises … McLennan leaves Ten … Twitter plagiarism …

July 27, 2015 1

Fairfax has apologised to Warren Mundine and removed articles improperly implying conflict of interest on his part. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Fairfax slashes and burns, with over 100 regional journos gone in a year

Fairfax slashes and burns, with over 100 regional journos gone in a year

July 13, 2015 2

Fairfax has decided it can do without things like photographers and subeditors in its regional newsrooms.

Fairfax advertises for ad-selling journalist, claims it was a mistake

Fairfax advertises for ad-selling journalist, claims it was a mistake

June 4, 2015

Fairfax journalists fear the end of church and state at the company's local papers as a position for an ad-selling journalist is applied. But the company says it was a mistake.

Mayne: Corbett finally backs a successor at Fairfax

Mayne: Corbett finally backs a successor at Fairfax

March 27, 2015

It can be tricky to find a suitable board replacement for yourself, but Roger Corbett has finally done it.

‘We need local journalists’: communities plead for their papers

‘We need local journalists’: communities plead for their papers

March 17, 2015

Newspapers like The Border Mail play a crucial role in their communities, and Fairfax's plans to gut its regional newsrooms have locals worried they'll be left without a voice.

Media briefs: Fairfax rewards shareholders … Lateline returns … SMH turns Mandarin …

Media briefs: Fairfax rewards shareholders … Lateline returns … SMH turns Mandarin …

February 19, 2015

Fairfax rewards shareholders. Fairfax’s shareholders are about to be rewarded, with the media company announcing its first share-buyback since 1999 this morning as it posted encouraging half-year results. The company plans to buy back 5% of its shares over the next 12 months. This comes on top of a 2c fully franked dividend to be paid […]

Will <em>The Huffington Post</em> cannibalise Fairfax’s readers?

Will The Huffington Post cannibalise Fairfax’s readers?

February 9, 2015 1

Media buyers and analysts have welcomed Fairfax's entrance into a joint venture with The Huffington Post. Eating half the pie is better than having none of it.