As News Corp closes down more printing presses, it threatens to lock out new players.
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.
The Alan Jones saga ... The decline of newspaper readership ... Nasty hamsters ...
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.
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.
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?
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 ...
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.
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.