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As Fairfax fades, Nine’s new mastheads need a new approach

As Fairfax fades, Nine’s new mastheads need a new approach

What's in a name? As Fairfax quietly falls into the Nine Entertainment offerings, much can be learned from the company's mistakes.

Media Adviser: help! They want me to start reading the comments section!

Media Adviser: help! They want me to start reading the comments section!

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a reporter should never, ever read the comments section. But what if they're forced to?

‘I didn’t go into journalism to make friends, and I have succeeded’: Independent Australia

‘I didn’t go into journalism to make friends, and I have succeeded’: Independent Australia

David Donovan, editor of Independent Australia has a theory about why mainstream outlets "despise" him: he keeps showing them up.

A home for the weirdos: is the era of niche online satire publishing over?

A home for the weirdos: is the era of niche online satire publishing over?

Despite the overwhelming popularity of "weird comedy" among online millennials, the sites that publish it are finding it harder and harder to survive in the increasingly revenue-focused world of digital publishing.

<em>HuffPo</em> launches with team of 30

HuffPo launches with team of 30

Watch out, news.com,au, The Huffington Post is coming for your crown. But can it succeed without a nap room?

<em>New Matilda</em> near death, but saviours are sniffing around

New Matilda near death, but saviours are sniffing around

Online news and comment publication New Matilda is on its last legs after editor and owner Marni Cordell pulled the plug. But there's been interest in another revival.

After jumping through enough ad hoops, a paywalled circus begins

After jumping through enough ad hoops, a paywalled circus begins

Advertisers don't want to advertise to women in their 50s, and that was a problem for online startup The Hoopla. Now the business will shift to a risky revenue model derived from the audience.

Super site: Guthrie’s secret publication revealed

Super site: Guthrie’s secret publication revealed

The new online publication of former Age editor Bruce Guthrie has broken cover, with backing from superannuation firms. Crikey can reveal the details.

The unbearable dullness of being Lord Justice Leveson

The unbearable dullness of being Lord Justice Leveson

Lord Justice Leveson gave a speech in Melbourne last night, but the real action has been at off-the-record lunches and dinners. Crikey tails the Australian tour of one of the world's most talked-about media figures this year.

New Kid on the Block: a Broadsheet approach to lifestyle online

New Kid on the Block: a Broadsheet approach to lifestyle online

Broadsheet aims to be THE guide to "where to go out on a date, where to buy a pair of jeans, where to eat well and have good coffee" in Sydney and Melbourne. It's another media New Kid on the Block.