Topic archives: redundancies

News Corp swings the axe … ‘why didn’t the ABC report the truth?’ … where have all the letters gone? …

News Corp swings the axe … ‘why didn’t the ABC report the truth?’ … where have all the letters gone? …

July 21, 2017 9

Some News Corp production staff were told midway through their shifts that they were surplus to requirements, and they have not been seen at Holt Street since.

Latho v PVO … ‘Tiser columnist sashays away … BBC stars making bank …

Latho v PVO … ‘Tiser columnist sashays away … BBC stars making bank …

July 20, 2017 1

Mark Latham has pushed his former Sky colleague Peter van Onselen a bit too far, and PVO has responded with a legal threat.

More redundancies feared at Fairfax, as takeover rumours fly

April 3, 2017

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

Jobs to go at Gold Coast Bulletin

March 30, 2017

A meeting with the union is set for tomorrow and a final decision on who stays and who goes is expected today or tomorrow.

‘Cuts mean that I have nothing to aspire to’: ABC wields the axe, cutting morale to the bone

March 14, 2017 12

Camera operators and sound recordists are among those who will be made redundant at the ABC as the national broadcaster brings back the Hunger Games redundancies.

News Corp flags redundancy program, tighter controls on credit cards

November 9, 2016

Crikey writers Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer on the latest from Murdoch Manor.

Job losses at WSJ, is the Oz next?

October 24, 2016

The Wall Street Journal posted great results at the end of the last financial year. But that won't save jobs at the paper.

One in eight journos at The West offer to leave

July 19, 2016

Last Friday, around one in eight journalists at the West Australian’s 160-person newsroom put up their hands for a voluntary redundancy. It’s expected most of the 20, which Crikey is told includes some veterans at the paper, will be allowed to leave. Depending on the grades of these journalists (i.e. how much they’re paid), it’s possible this will […]

Only one-third of redundant journos end up back in news full time

July 15, 2016 4

The New Beats project has collated data on the post-redundancy careers of 225 journalists.

Job cuts at Trinity Mirror

June 30, 2016

Britons feel the pinch.

Media briefs: first debate a ratings dud … Quadrant blames the left … too big to fail? …

Media briefs: first debate a ratings dud … Quadrant blames the left … too big to fail? …

May 16, 2016 1

No one watched the first Shorten-Turnbull debate.

Michael West among Fairfax redundancies

Michael West among Fairfax redundancies

May 13, 2016 14

Hard-hitting business journo Michael West is among those saying goodbye to Fairfax.

Spiting one’s face

May 12, 2016

Pictorial protest to Fairfax job cuts.

‘Arts criticism in Australia is gone’: Fairfax chops arts coverage as petition begs for one job

May 12, 2016 4

Arts journalists are feeling the pain from Fairfax's latest cost-cutting round.

Axe falls at Fairfax, with Walkley winner to go

May 10, 2016 3

Not even three Walkleys can protect Fairfax journalists from the cruel hand of market capitalism.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 7, 2016 6

The Oz brings you last week's news ... what's a Director of Transformation? ... Bob Katter gets the pins out ...

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.

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.

Media briefs: Nancy gets the rolled-up newspaper … another one bites the dust … Thatcher-JP II conga line …

Media briefs: Nancy gets the rolled-up newspaper … another one bites the dust … Thatcher-JP II conga line …

November 26, 2015 1

The ABC has taken exception to Gerard Henderson's characterisation of its political make-up. We're sure we will hear Hendo's side in MWD. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

News Corp redundancy axe falls swiftly and silently

November 24, 2015 8

News Corp has announced it is making 55 staff redundant, with some already shown the door.