Australian media ownership is already among the most concentrated in the world, but if the competition regulator approves the Nine-Fairfax deal, expect the race for survival to produce more mergers.
The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
Joe Ricketts abruptly shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his employees voted to unionize. Is what he did legal? And how could similar events be prevented in the future?
The newspaper's new owners harken back to a tradition of labor-led media in the early part of the 20th century, which represented a bulwark against corporate power.
The most pertinent issue is how much power the federal government is prepared to allow any single media proprietor to have.
Culture secretary Karen Bradley's decision will stall the bid, but the saga is far from over.
For Ten to be a viable business it needs to make hard decisions to cut costs and reach more viewers.
Ten Network has been placed in voluntary administration, after major shareholders refused to guarantee another loan.
The Australian media policy omelette cannot simply be unscrambled. But forward-thinking diversity rules could help prevent further concentration of media ownership.
The Conversation’s political experts react to the 2017-18 budget's key measures in the areas of welfare, foreign aid, defence spending and more.
John McDonnell's claim that the BBC was uncritically repeating 'Tory lies' this week once more raises the question of bias in the media's political reporting. But is he right?
Media plurality is vital in a democracy. Full ownership of Sky would give the Murdoch family too much power.
With Quickflix saved but Presto on the way out, it's hard to predict who will emerge as the winners as battle for video-on-demand viewers intensifies.
The Turnbull government is engaged in a media reform process that is all about the sideshow – not forward-thinking policy with the public interest in mind.
A generation on from revelations about the lack of diversity in the Australian media at the dawn of the digital era, what is pushing this concern now? And what’s changed since then?
The government wants to push the biggest overhaul of Australia's media laws in a generation through parliament before the election.
Mitch Fifield has announced a shake-up of Australia’s media ownership laws. What rules are being scrapped? And what effect might their axing have on Australia’s media sector?
The rise on live streaming of television programs is breaking down the protected geographical barriers on what you can watch, and the regional broadcasters are not happy.
if anything, media concentration is worsening and diversity won't be improved by changing Australia's media ownership laws.
With digital subscriptions barely registering on the revenue front, media companies are staking their hopes on alternative revenue sources.