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Fairfax journos say goodbye to readers as redundancies finalised

Fairfax journos say goodbye to readers as redundancies finalised

Emily WatkinsJun 7, 20179 Comments

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

Emily WatkinsMay 9, 20176 Comments

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?

Glenn DyerMay 8, 20171 Comment

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

Fairfax bosses line their pockets while staff get fleeced

Michael WestMay 8, 20175 Comments

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

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

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

CrikeyMay 5, 20173 Comments

Quality journalism doesn't necessarily require journalists.

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

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

David SalterApr 18, 20177 Comments

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

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

CrikeyMar 10, 20172 Comments

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?

Fairfax abolishes editor-in-chief role at SMH, The Age

Fairfax abolishes editor-in-chief role at SMH, The Age

Charlie LewisFeb 14, 20171 Comment

There are, as ever, questions as to what the reduction in editorial oversight does to the quality of journalism.

What Chris Mitchell gets so wrong about the ABC

What Chris Mitchell gets so wrong about the ABC

David SalterFeb 7, 20178 Comments

The broader context for all this carping is framed by two developments now creeping into view over the ABC’s horizon. One is genuinely significant; the other, in truth, trivial. Former Media Watch executive producer David Salter explains.

Razer: Fairfax's 'political persona' quiz is centrist garbage

Razer: Fairfax's 'political persona' quiz is centrist garbage

Helen RazerFeb 7, 201714 Comments

What is the response of our most storied media institutions to this era of chaos, inequality and violence? A quiz with cartoon illustrations.