The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate McClymont is one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists. Under the Fairfax-Nine merger, how well will work like hers be supported?
Fairfax Media has a long and highly successful history in investigative journalism, which may be at risk if the company merges with the Nine Network.
Only the competition regulator stands in the way of further media concentration in Australia, but few expect the first of probably a number of mergers to be blocked.
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.
There is a huge question mark over the future editorial quality of the newspapers after the merger.
The merger signals the death of Fairfax, and is the most consequential change in Australian media ownership in 31 years.
A new A$1.182 billion dollar cricket broadcast rights deal will be split between Seven and Foxtel.
A 40-year partnership between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network ended today, with Seven and Foxtel securing media rights. The deal means more hours of coverage and is a big win for Foxtel.
Deals between metro and regional television networks are paving the way for future mergers if the media reach rules are changed.
A new affiliation between Network Ten and WIN may have been forced, but it opens the way for possible future mergers.
Television in regional Australia is about to get a shake-up.
The Nine Network's partnership with Southern Cross Austereo doesn't just impact regional television. It has ramifications for media ownership, television and what counts as 'local 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.
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has floated the idea of reforming media laws, but Australia media terrain has changed.
if anything, media concentration is worsening and diversity won't be improved by changing Australia's media ownership laws.