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AAP Chairman Campbell Reid and Nine Entertainment CEO Hugh Marks (Images: AAP/Mick Tsikas and AAP/Joel Carrett)

When monopolies monopolise, media diversity suffers

AAP's closure flows in an almost direct line from the decision to change media ownership rules in 2017.

Crikey’s biggest scoops: Paddy Manning’s last stand

Revisiting one of Crikey's biggest scoops: the column by Paddy Manning that cost him his job at The Sydney Morning Herald

In Stan they trust: a year on, the new Nine loses its lustre

A year on from its takeover with Fairfax, low profit figures raise the question: is Nine successful anywhere other than with Stan?

(Image: AAP/Derek Rose)

The spin doctor, the gossip columnist and a whole swag of juicy Afterpay options

Sydney PR consultant Brett Clegg has made close to $800,000 on employee options in the booming buy-now-pay-later outfit Afterpay. There's nothing illegal about it, but the optics aren't good.

Antony Catalano

‘The Cat’ is set to pounce on Prime Media

Media figure Antony Catalano wants a seat at the Prime Media takeover table. But why would anyone want to buy into the dying regional media industry?

Everyone Nine has nabbed from News Corp

Nine wasted no time in snatching up rival talent after its merger with Fairfax. Who made the switch?

Alan Jones (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Alan Jones and Nine kiss and make up

An 'exclusive' feature in the Sydney Morning Herald suggests the relationship between Alan Jones and the bosses at Nine Entertainment is on the mend.

Nine CEO Hugh Marks
(Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

How will Nine prove its independence?

There is value in the former Fairfax papers' commitment to independence — value that Nine is rapidly losing.

Nine chair Peter Costello (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

We need to talk about Peter

The decision of Nine to host a fundraiser for the Liberal Party raises serious questions about the company's political bias and casts fresh scrutiny on the chairmanship of Peter Costello.

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Why is world banking conspiracy theorist Malcolm Roberts speaking at a finance conference?

One Nation senator and world banking conspiracy theorist Malcolm Roberts is taking to the stage at the Financial Services Council's Summit 2019.