In today's Media Briefs: Fairfax to strike ... Don (Churchill)'s Party ... Bravehearts do the white thing ... Baillieu govt freezes FReeZa ... Guardian loses fight for web readers even after taking out Murdoch tabloid ... and more ...
Don Churchill, chief executive and publisher of Fairfax in Melbourne, yesterday afternoon announced his retirement, following a management meeting in Sydney last Monday.
In today's Media Briefs: Salvo fires a salvo at Churchill ... ABC News Breakfast serial mistake by Pagemasters ... Fairfax's City Weekly strongly criticises Fairfax ... State verses state rates through the roof. ...
By their works ye shall know them. Or in the case of new Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood, we might say that we know him by the appointments he has made, and those whom he has dispatched.
Fairfax Media is bracing for sweeping changes to its senior executive ranks, with well-placed sources telling Crikey that acting chief executive Greg Hywood is now an unbackable favourite to be confirmed in the top job following the company's board meeting next Friday.
Melbourne gets a new newspaper next month -- or at least a re-branded one -- with Fairfax spruiking a new-look Saturday edition of The Age in "the biggest makeover in the paper's history".
Former senior Age executives have backed the release of a document calling for a radical restructure of the ailing Melbourne daily's management team, following the launch of a public campaign to save the newspaper from oblivion.
Crikey has obtained emails from Fairfax CEO Brian McCarthy and Melbourne publishing boss Don Churchill explaining the company's structural review to staff this morning.
Former editor Michael Gawenda wants to know what happened to The Age archives, revealing that when he left in 2004, the archives still existed but were in an appalling state of neglect.
Age boss Don Churchill has written a desperate letter to around 20 Melbourne real estate agents defecting to the new Weekly Review publication, demanding to know their future advertising intentions with Fairfax.