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Media briefs: <em>Zoo</em> gongs … papers carnage … Bishop and Rinehart …

Media briefs: Zoo gongs … papers carnage … Bishop and Rinehart …

One thing you can say about American newspapers: they are committed to transparency, so much so that they are not backward in charting the slide towards destruction for their industry. Plus other media news of the day.

More bad news for papers in Germany, Nth America

More bad news for papers in Germany, Nth America

More journalism jobs are set to go as major papers in Germany, the United States and Canada take drastic cost-cutting measures.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Different Stokes for different folks

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Different Stokes for different folks

The Alan Jones saga ... The decline of newspaper readership ... Nasty hamsters ...

Brave News World: media is dead — long live media

Brave News World: media is dead — long live media

Once-great institutions are under threat; what might supplant them is unclear; reputations afford no protection. So what will media look like in 20 years? Gideon Haigh presents the first in a multi-part Crikey investigation.

Online, print ad revenues continue to plummet in the US

Online, print ad revenues continue to plummet in the US

The latest figures on US newspaper ad revenues show another decline in print ads and sluggish growth in online revenues in the three months to June.

The free-fall of Fairfax: only our news appetite will save it

The free-fall of Fairfax: only our news appetite will save it

What are the possible futures for Fairfax Media, following the latest lurch in what the company points out is the biggest restructure in its history?

The flight from Fairfax: who’s leaving the building?

The flight from Fairfax: who’s leaving the building?

Fairfax is accepting voluntary redundancies until August 24, but it’s already clear an enormous amount of talent -- and experience -- is leaving the company. Crikey is compiling a list of editorial staff who have announced or confirmed their departure ...

Fairfax body swap? Being forced to stay is the big concern

Fairfax body swap? Being forced to stay is the big concern

A "body swap" of journalists from Fairfax’s metro papers to The Australian Financial Review is on the cards if the company does not meet its target of 150 voluntary editorial redundancies.

Come in Spinner: will retrenched journos take PR jobs?

Come in Spinner: will retrenched journos take PR jobs?

The US military, for instance, is the largest employer of PR people in the world and in Melbourne the number of PR people outweighs the number of journalists.

Why paywalls might re-write the rules of journalism

Why paywalls might re-write the rules of journalism

Traditionally news articles have been modelled with an inverse pyramid structure but the emergence of paywalls may put an end to that, writes Tim Burrowes.