The departure of The Age editor Alex Lavelle, points to a deeper cultural shift at the newspaper and in Australian media overall.
News media has long believed its own myth: that it is something people desperately want but are now being denied.
The exclusive tag has always been a marketing tool. As traditional media declines, it's being pushed more than ever.
The recently released Nine-Fairfax merger scheme has put the combined value of Stan and Domain at close to $2 billion. That dwarfs the value of Fairfax's newspaper services.
Former reporters may respond cynically to Fairfax's most recent traineeship round, but we still need the people-power for public good journalism.
Fairfax's interim results are in and it's bad news for New Zealand, where the company is slashing 35% of its news paper holdings to offset tumbling profits.
Fairfax journalists learning about their voluntary redundancies. And other media tidbits of the day.
No one likes to see a CEO, particularly a former journalist, make more than $10 million firing thousands of staff, but that’s exactly what has happened at Fairfax.