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Fairfax's decline and the fallacy of 'doing more with less'

Fairfax's decline and the fallacy of 'doing more with less'

Christopher WarrenApr 13, 20174 Comments

The history of large generalist newsrooms -- that is, daily newspapers -- suggests a strong correlation between quantity and quality, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.

Fairfax heavies newsagents for ad space

Emily WatkinsApr 11, 20174 Comments

Fairfax wants newsagents to know that they are supposed to prominently display The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review.

Fairfax staff threaten industrial action over '$30m gun to our heads'

Emily WatkinsApr 7, 20176 Comments

"Staff feel the company is preparing to consult with us while holding a $30 million gun to our heads," staff said in a resolution presented to management.

Fairfax looks to cut a third of remaining metro staff

Fairfax looks to cut a third of remaining metro staff

Emily Watkins and Glenn DyerApr 5, 20178 Comments

Today's announcement is a sign that when Domain is spun out, Fairfax could be on the way to exiting newspapers involuntarily.

More redundancies feared at Fairfax, as takeover rumours fly

More redundancies feared at Fairfax, as takeover rumours fly

Emily Watkins and Glenn DyerApr 3, 2017

A document "obtained" by Fairfax staff suggests the media giant is on the rampage again, write Emily Watkins and Glenn Dyer.

Fairfax shares spike after rumoured TPG takeover

Glenn DyerMar 30, 2017

Speculation is mounting that the Commerce Commission may approve the equity giant's ambitious merger.

Fairfax targeted by US buyout group TPG

Fairfax targeted by US buyout group TPG

Glenn DyerMar 29, 2017

But TPG doesn’t have a stellar track record in passing on companies to shareholders that can depend on a value-driven deal being done.

Barrister Damian Sheales wins defamation case against The Age

Emily WatkinsMar 24, 2017

A jury, siding with Damian Sheales, concurs that details of a Fairfax article were a "direct attack" on the Melbourne barrister.

Fairfax issues correction to Andrew Leigh piece

CrikeyMar 22, 2017

It was a broad correction concerning "incorrect identification".

MPs offered new phone numbers after parliament stuff-up

CrikeyMar 21, 20171 Comment

The DPS will soon update politicians with details of what had been disclosed and how to "block nuisance caller numbers".

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