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Topic archives: Sydney Morning Herald

Why do newspapers now literally wrap themselves in ads?

Why do newspapers now literally wrap themselves in ads?

January 9, 2018 9

In newspapers' heyday, they would never have dreamed of selling front pages to advertisers. But we're seeing it more and more for one reason: Money.

How ‘macho’ newsroom culture breeds mental health issues

December 18, 2017 2

Is there something particular about the media industry that makes people more susceptible for mental health problems, and is it worse than others at dealing with mental health issues?

Roarsome … Seven’s PR offensive … more free money, please …

Roarsome … Seven’s PR offensive … more free money, please …

October 2, 2017 1

Headline writers at Melbourne's two papers must have thought they had the perfect pun for Richmond's Saturday grand final win.

Fairfax journos say goodbye to readers as redundancies finalised

Fairfax journos say goodbye to readers as redundancies finalised

June 7, 2017 9

Alan Stokes, Rohan Connolly and Adam Morton are among big names to be leaving Fairfax, with decades of experience walking out the door in the latest round of redundancies.

Five ways to publish a newspaper when your journos are on strike

Five ways to publish a newspaper when your journos are on strike

May 9, 2017 6

There are very few journalists working at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald this week, so how has Fairfax management filled its pages?

Why on Earth would anyone pay $2.2 billion for Fairfax?

May 8, 2017 1

Is Fairfax's newspapers are in such dire straits, why would anyone want to pay $2.2 billion for the ailing giant?

Fairfax bosses line their pockets while staff get fleeced

May 8, 2017 5

And a new player enters the fray, writes business journalist Michael West.

Fairfax’s brand-new, all-improved, better-for-everyone business model

May 5, 2017 3

Quality journalism doesn't necessarily require journalists.

He is written: The Australian resurrects dreary Christian crusade for Easter

April 18, 2017 7

Yes, it's tough to write an Easter editorial. But must the culture war really drag on through every damn holiday?

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

March 10, 2017 2

What we're reading: stories from solitary confinement, how women are better financial managers, the underground railroad for refugees, polarised punks, how left-wing media got trapped by capitalism, and is consciousness an illusion?