Topic archives: fairfax newspapers

Almost all major Australian newspapers say Yes to marriage equality

October 5, 2017 5

Only a handful of papers are still fence-sitting on the postal plebiscite on marriage equality (guess which ones ...).

Media briefs: Fairfax braces … Ailes in (yet more) hot water … News Corp cuts …

Media briefs: Fairfax braces … Ailes in (yet more) hot water … News Corp cuts …

August 9, 2016 1

John Oliver on the importance of local journalists. And other media tidbits of the day.

Could Fairfax announce the end of its Monday-to-Friday papers tomorrow?

August 9, 2016

Tension mounts.

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.

When Greg Hywood manned the barricades

March 21, 2016 7

Greg Hywood wasn't always an executive who wanted to fire people and cut newsrooms to an anaemic level. Once upon a time he stood up for workers' rights.

Fifield’s weak media changes help the billionaires, do little for the bush

March 2, 2016 8

Despite the hype, the government's media ownership reforms are relatively modest. And history shows they're not likely to successful mergers. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Too fast, too furious: anger revving up as Fairfax outsources Drive

December 3, 2015 2

Fairfax has announced it will make six journalists redundant as part of a new joint venture. The mood in newsrooms is very black indeed.

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.

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.

Can Joe Hockey sue you for your drunken tweet?

Can Joe Hockey sue you for your drunken tweet?

July 8, 2015 7

Twitter users might be able tor rely on the defence of honest opinion to protect themselves from lawsuits, but it is no ironclad guarantee, write Giri Sivaraman and Nita Green of Maurice Blackburn.

Why the media can’t make us care about paying people smugglers

Why the media can’t make us care about paying people smugglers

June 18, 2015 4

Fairfax made a big splash with allegations that both the Liberal and Labor governments had paid people smugglers. And Australia issued a collective "meh".

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.

Fairfax plagiarises surveillance story

Fairfax plagiarises surveillance story

May 25, 2015 2

Senior Fairfax journalist Philip Dorling says the lifted copy was "an embarrassing lapse of judgement".

Fairfax slashes NSW newsrooms, with <em>Mercury</em> hardest hit

Fairfax slashes NSW newsrooms, with Mercury hardest hit

May 15, 2015 2

The newsroom of the Illawarra Mercury will be cut almost in half. With other cuts soon to follow.

‘Still completely fucked’: Fairfax confirms massive cuts

‘Still completely fucked’: Fairfax confirms massive cuts

April 17, 2015

Fairfax is still planning to slash its regional newsrooms nearly in half.

Fairfax Victorian regionals brace for final cut as subeditors go in New Zealand

Fairfax Victorian regionals brace for final cut as subeditors go in New Zealand

April 16, 2015 2

Today Fairfax will announce what it plans to do with its regional newsrooms. And it is not expected to be good news for journos.

‘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: rude nudes … deja vu … Aussies abroad …

Media briefs: rude nudes … deja vu … Aussies abroad …

March 17, 2015

Nudists don't sell. And other media tidbits of the day.

Regional newsrooms sliced in half as Fairfax ditches subs and photographers

Regional newsrooms sliced in half as Fairfax ditches subs and photographers

March 12, 2015 5

Fairfax wants to make dozens of staff redundant from 13 Victorian publications as the reporters are asked to make do without subeditors or photographers.

Who needs subs? Fairfax turns to reporter-only model

Who needs subs? Fairfax turns to reporter-only model

October 16, 2014 14

Can Fairfax's papers survive without subeditors? The company's giving it a red-hot go, as it entirely removes the function at three rural newspapers in New South Wales.