Topic archives: News Limited

Then and now: The Australian’s changing tune on the Press Council

Then and now: The Australian’s changing tune on the Press Council

August 18, 2014 2

The Australian could never really be described as a fan of the Australian Press Council. But it has, in the past, been far more complimentary.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 23, 2013 1

Scrutineers imported for WA count? ... extra beer for News Ltd's Sydney reunion ... underworld figure helps Sea Shepherd? ...

News Corp’s musical chairs leaves key places empty

July 11, 2013

Sweeping changes at News Corp Australia have left some crucial positions vacant, and it's not clear if they will ever be filled. And who has taken redundancy from The Australian?

The man to save Fairfax? Part II: Linnell fights his News instincts

The man to save Fairfax? Part II: Linnell fights his News instincts

July 4, 2013 6

Why was Garry Linnell removed as editor of The Daily Telegraph? And can he stop Fairfax from going under? Matthew Knott profiles the divisive figure in this final instalment.

The man to save Fairfax? The unstoppable rise of Garry Linnell

The man to save Fairfax? The unstoppable rise of Garry Linnell

July 3, 2013 6

The Fairfax editorial supremo is anything but warm and fuzzy, but he is definitely making 'em talk about it. He sits down for a Chinese meal with Crikey to discuss his career and the future of media.

Media briefs: News name change … Oakeshott scoop … 13hr filibuster …

Media briefs: News name change … Oakeshott scoop … 13hr filibuster …

June 26, 2013 2

News Limited is changing its name to News Corp Australia plus other media news of the day.

Tips and rumours

June 26, 2013 1

Tom Waterhouse sells out ... News Ltd shuffles deck chairs ... Liberal donations ... Hockey's charm offensive

Murdoch rolls in, newspapers throw bodies overboard

Murdoch rolls in, newspapers throw bodies overboard

June 14, 2013 5

Rupert Murdoch's in town -- so senior News Limited staffers need to watch out. It's been a grim week for newspapers, with three News editors shown the door, and two editorial heavyweights gone from Fairfax.

More bad news for Fairfax as MMP axes seven titles

More bad news for Fairfax as MMP axes seven titles

June 4, 2013 1

Seven of Metro Media Publishing's eight eastern titles will close. Only the 148-year-old Dandenong Journal will remain open for business.

The great media airlift: sports bodies fly in journos for coverage

The great media airlift: sports bodies fly in journos for coverage

May 30, 2013 3

The V8 Supercar racing series flew journalists to America to cover an event. It's not the first time they've done it, and other sports like the AFL are also putting journalists on planes to maximise coverage.

New CEO no silver bullet for trouble-hit APN media group

May 9, 2013 2

Rural media giant APN, with a new CEO finally on board, is making a comeback. But shareholders and media analysts worry the journey from digital to print will still be a rocky road.

Media briefs: News Ltd paywalls … Murdoch sports … papers on TV …

Media briefs: News Ltd paywalls … Murdoch sports … papers on TV …

May 8, 2013 2

News Limited boss Kim Williams today unveiled a new paywall strategy for the company. All the details and other media news.

Qld government MP flails Courier-Mail over ‘hatchet jobs’

May 1, 2013 6

Queensland MP Bruce Flegg has lambasted News Limited's The Courier-Mail over its coverage of him, talking to Parliament to defend himself.

Media giants unite to blow the whistle on source protection

Media giants unite to blow the whistle on source protection

May 1, 2013 5

News Limited, Fairfax and other big media companies say the government's proposed whistleblower laws need major changes. It's brought them together to fight for whistleblower protection.

News Ltd bites hand that feeds local paper network

News Ltd bites hand that feeds local paper network

April 29, 2013 13

The line from News Limited on recognising local government in the constitution doesn't make much sense given the value of councils to the company's vast community newspaper network.

One Big Swindle? Insurance Switch not all it’s cracked up to be

One Big Swindle? Insurance Switch not all it’s cracked up to be

April 15, 2013 4

The One Big Switch campaign claims to offer discounts of hundreds of dollars on private health insurance in a win for "people power" and consumers. But does it deliver? Crikey intern Ben Westcott investigates.

First shots fired in the blockbuster Fairfax book wars

First shots fired in the blockbuster Fairfax book wars

April 12, 2013 1

Why is The Australian Financial Review spruiking a book by one of its writers on the death of Fairfax? There's a slew of such books coming out -- it may test Fairfax's tradition of openness.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 11, 2013

All the latest tips and rumours from the Crikey grapevine.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 10, 2013 3

News Ltd jitters over new subediting system ... wrong hire for Vic building group? ... join us inside Malcolm Turnbull's head ...

Murdoch’s News plan avoids one question: why invest in papers?

Murdoch’s News plan avoids one question: why invest in papers?

April 5, 2013 5

From what has appeared in print and from talk among brokers, there's a fear in the Murdoch camp that many investors, especially his big US supporters, don't want to be found owning a print-skewing company.