Who said print was dead? Crikey has the juice on a new newspaper bankrolled by Monthly publisher Morry Schwartz. Look for it on Saturdays.
Fairfax Media is planning to expand its online National Times opinion site into news coverage, just as News Limited's The Australian moves its best content behind an online paywall.
Fairfax has been lauding the visitor stats for its new online commentary site The National Times for blowing those of News Ltd's The Punch (and ours) out of the water. But are the sites even comparable?
While the house burns, Ron Walker and the Fairfaxes fight over the silverware. Unfortunately for everyone, quality journalism isn't a shiny platter.
Opinion is cheap in every sense of the word. And it's what Fairfax's new National Times gives us more of. But, says Margaret Simons, if you want journalism, in the long term you will have to pay people to do it.