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.
Virtual reality holds huge potential for advertisers but we should all take note of its potential for manipulation.
Qu'est ce qui est réel ?
Dans le cyberespace, personne ne vous entendra aimer… Rien de plus faux, avec l’adultère en ligne permis par la réalité virtuelle.
Virtual encounters are getting ever more realistic.
If you find your partner having a virtual relationship with someone else – or with a computer-generated individual – is that the same as adultery?
Shared work spaces can be counterproductive for the employees who work in them.
Research shows shared work spaces are not just distracting but bad for workplace friendships.
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.
En réalité virtuelle, les manipulations sont possibles.
Les nouveaux mondes virtuels ne sont pas sans dangers. En réalité virtuelle ou augmentée, la manipulation est relativement aisée et brouille notre libre arbitre.
Who are you really talking to in your virtual chat?
Subtle manipulation of virtual reality can radically change how we respond without us even realising it.
Bissu, or transgender priests, are one of five genders recognized by the Bugis.
Is our gender determined by our bodies or our culture?
Réalité virtuelle, simulation, sites de rencontres... À l’ère des objets connectés, le sexe ne se fait plus nécessairement à deux.
Fairfax’s print newspapers take different approaches to locking up content.
The AFR has one of the hardest paywalls in the business, but the evidence shows this strategy could prove difficult to maintain.
Your every fantasy can be brought to life.
It might not surprise you that virtual reality is already being used for sex. But the diversity of virtual sex options might.
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.
Oculus Rift, un succès immédiat.
Les casque Oculus et la réalité virtuelle, ce n’est pas seulement pour jouer. Dans les domaines médicaux, de protection civile, d’ingéniérie ou dans l’art, la RV émerge comme un outil puissant.
Virtual reality is improving in leaps and bounds.
From education to sport to sex, virtual reality has dozens of applications, and we're only just scratching the surface of its potential today.
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.
Not an ‘assembly line’?
They employ thousands and are highly commercial, and increasingly their staff are turning to unions.
A soldier votes in last year’s election restoring civilian rule in Fiji, where the media are still struggling to achieve freedom of the press.
Pacific Media Centre/Mads Anneberg
Almost eight months after the much-heralded election to usher Fiji back into democracy mode, the country will mark World Press Freedom Day facing serious questions about its claims to have a free and fair media.
Patrick McClure’s recently released review of Australia’s welfare system borrowed heavily from the reform agenda across the ditch.
The claim that New Zealand's investment approach to welfare reform has been “very successful” is at best unproven. Arguably, it is plain wrong.
When the printing presses stop rolling, digital subscriptions will not be enough to make up the revenue shortfall at Fairfax.
With digital subscriptions barely registering on the revenue front, media companies are staking their hopes on alternative revenue sources.