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Newspaper association v John Oliver

Newspaper association v John Oliver

The organisation does not appreciate jokes, ridicule, from late-night comedian.

Are News and Fairfax about to share printing plants?

Are News and Fairfax about to share printing plants?

Print plants from 20 years ago aren't set up to cope with today's boutique publication runs.

Digital disruptions: Harold Mitchell

Digital disruptions: Harold Mitchell

The media buyer and philanthropist sings the praises of smartphones, but still reads six newspapers each day.

Media briefs: figures fudged … ‘Murdoch blonde’ … Veeps …

Media briefs: figures fudged … ‘Murdoch blonde’ … Veeps …

Labor luminary Bob Ellis is having quite the stoush with Sarah Le Marquand of The Daily Telegraph. Plus other media tidbits of the day ...

Why the internet alone can’t save Fairfax

Why the internet alone can’t save Fairfax

The internet has ripped revenue from media companies -- and it won't save them alone. It's a niche medium that can't support large-scale journalism, the Crikey chairman writes in The Monthly.

Essential: the ‘meh’ about newspapers edition

Essential: the ‘meh’ about newspapers edition

Voters are divided over dramatic changes to Australia's newspapers, but there's strong support for a negotiated solution on asylum seekers.

Leaked memo: News Ltd to embark on 20% cost cutting

Leaked memo: News Ltd to embark on 20% cost cutting

News Ltd is in the same kind of trouble as Fairfax -- a collapsing business model before the new business model has had time to get established.

Tablet the best medicine says Rupert, the grand experimenter

Tablet the best medicine says Rupert, the grand experimenter

Rupert Murdoch remains the grand experimenter, announcing that he will launch a newspaper designed exclusively for tablet devices.

Apps not just for Apple fan boys

Apps not just for Apple fan boys

Major news organisations -- think NY Times and Wall Street Journal -- are busy building software applications for Samsung's new Galaxy Tab, the iPad's next big competitor. It'll run on Google Android, meaning that one app should work on several different upcoming tablets.

They do it My Way, but do billionaires really care about newspapers?

They do it My Way, but do billionaires really care about newspapers?

The indulgences of the rich can take many forms including expensive jewellery, luxury cars, yachts and sports teams. Are newspapers the new must-have item for the uber-rich? And do they really care about their survival?