The sinking of the Fairfax mission into Channel Nine will see a doubling down on mass appeal reportage.
Nine's takeover of Fairfax will lead to more cuts to journalism and a senior Liberal presiding over the biggest media company in the country.
The launch of Media Diversity Australia, a new group calling for more balanced representation in Australian media, has highlighted once again how we have to go.
The government's media reform package is more a media aid package, but it won't help dinosaur media in the long run, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
A changing media environment is producing greater policy challenges than ever before for media regulation, but so far they've been ignored.
Diversity is at the centre of how and why we regulate our media -- but how and why we regulate it is likely to be lost in the current media reform debate.
Media ownership is a notoriously difficult issue -- both for politicians and the press. Bernard Keane explains why governments today face challenges their predecessors didn't have to deal with.
So many new voices, so little real journalism -- a breeding ground for corruption and failed politics. Gideon Haigh asks who will prevail, in the final chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.
If the Hamburg-based media conglomerate Bauer Media buys Australian Consolidated Press's magazine stable there will be howls of protest -- but the move would have an upside too.