The Australian media’s lack of diversity puts significant strain on our democracy.
News Corp on the right, Fairfax on the left. This division has a long history in Australia, to the detriment of quality journalism and public debate.
The pattern of disinterest in Schapelle Corby’s release also reflected in our data on the total number of visits to these Australian news sites.
The Schapelle Corby media circus wasn't reflected in Twitter stats and calls to boycott Fairfax during the staff strike show limited impact on this social media platform as well.
The New York Times continues to invest in its newsrooms and expand internationally (it has journalists filing stories from over 150 countries), while Fairfax continues to chop newsroom jobs.
While digital revenue streams may be delivering, there's still a strong reliance on print for revenue and research shows readers engage more with print.
Claims that ABC News siphons readers away from Fairfax publications are unfounded.
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Explaining Fairfax's struggles, CEO Greg Hywood blamed the ABC for distorting the market - but the national broadcaster actually drives traffic to its commercial competitors.
Culture depends on the conversations between artists and critics, audiences and researchers.
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Fairfax's plans to reduce arts coverage as part of 125 jobs to go put Australia's cultural enterprise in jeopardy.
Fairfax employees are currently on strike after an announcement of more job losses.
The private equity consortium bidding for Fairfax has experience in media - and it's not all bad.
Australians need more innovative media owned in Australia, not from the US.
Although few pay for news in Australia, The New York Times' is pushing into the country's fracturing newspaper market.
Is it true Australia’s level of media concentration is among the highest in the world?
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Was shadow minister for communications Michelle Rowland right when she said Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is one of the highest in the world?
Both News Corp and Fairfax get a decent profit from their digital real estate services.
Media companies say their results are an indicator of a transformation taking place from traditional business to newer profitable digital platforms, but it seems the proof is still missing.
Fairfax is caught between boosting a profitable side of its business and retaining its traditional business at a loss.
Firms that are trying to branch out into new technology, while at the same time retaining traditional business, are facing similar problems to startups.
Mergers are the next logical step as media leaders chase profits.
If a New Zealand-focused deal between Fairfax and APN gets approval readers can expect less access to local news content.
The stream of digital content shows no signs of slowing down.
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Whoever pulls together the best sales plan and a solid national footprint, will be most likely to do well at the forthcoming auctions.
APN’s regional arm includes 12 daily newspapers.
The sale of APN's regional newspaper arm could see Rupert Murdoch's News Corp buy back the papers it sold in the '80s.
Domain and REA are going head to head, but what if one reinvented the game?
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Fairfax's Domain is closing the gap on its rival REA, in a game where there's usually one winner.
Fairfax chief Greg Hywood has an ‘intense focus on cost reduction’.
The transition from print to digital will not be painless at Fairfax, or its global peers.
The Commonwealth Bank and ASIC may face a Royal Commission.
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The media landscape has been transformed in so many ways … and yet …
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