We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Dropping from the ASX 200 is both a natural conclusion and a sign of things to come for Seven West Media, whose share price has been sluggish for months.
Paul Fletcher will have the best seat in the house for an extended funeral of the Australian media sector.
If the Seven Network is so pleased about having this exclusive, why are they airing Home & Away on the main channel and putting the debate on the lesser-viewed 7TWO?
Using taxpayer money to fund ads doesn't just benefit politicians — it's money in the bank for their friends in the media.
Southern Cross Austereo has followed Seven West Media in slashing millions from the value of its TV operations.
With its biggest shareholder slashing the value of its holding, the Seven West board is under a lot of pressure.
Chair Kerry Stokes and CEO Tim Worner were optimistic at Seven's annual general meeting. But staff and shareholders won't have much to smile about.
Those complaining about Rupert Murdoch wielding influence over prime ministers ignore the fact that prime ministers assiduously seek his favour.
Good morning, early birds. Kerry Stokes is now embroiled in reports about media involvement in the usurpation of Malcolm Turnbull. Plus, a Senate inquiry finds Peter Dutton misled parliament over the au pair scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.