The homogenisation of local papers is preventing them from reflecting the communities they belong to, making them less diverse and less viable.
Crikey readers discuss trust in the mainstream media, and the fortunes of the war on internet piracy.
The flurry of finger-pointing between social and traditional media regarding the amplification of hate-speech misses the point.
The exclusive tag has always been a marketing tool. As traditional media declines, it's being pushed more than ever.
The implications of Fairfax's decline go far beyond a few disappearing newspapers, and it's a story that began decades ago.
Deep cuts have been announced at the New York Daily News, perhaps the most anti-trump paper in the US, as the president's newspaper tariffs take their toll.
In an industry of social responsibilities, focus on profits drives bad behaviour. Papers in the US and Canada are leaving for-profit models; why not us?
Rupert Murdoch's continued absence from much of News Corp's public work has been the perfect time for his sons to override his affection for print media and walk back their newspaper holdings.