While there are legitimate grounds for critique of Section 18C, David Leyonhjelm’s ‘test’ case is not the ideal candidate.
David Leyonhjelm's complaint over being called an 'angry white male' could showcase the difficulty in launching a successful action under Section 18C and undermine an argument in support of repeal.
Chinese propaganda arms are offering tempting commercial arrangements.
There has been an odd silence around commercial deals struck between Australian media outlets and China's propaganda arms.
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.
Quarterly circulation figures have not been good news for publishers, but Fairfax in particular has suffered.
Fairfax's circulation figures fall as staff are made redundant.
In this man’s day, Cooma had a thriving newspaper. Now it is gone – could the ABC step into the breach?
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The 130-year-old Cooma-Monaro Express is the latest newspaper casualty in a time of industry turbulence. Yet with local news more important than ever, could the ABC use its resources to bolster this key journalism sector?
Mark Scott has altered the ABC in profound ways.
Mark Scott will hand to Michelle Guthrie a much-transformed ABC – one that does the same things in very new ways.
The ABC could be used to support struggling sectors of the media environment.
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The ABC isn't to blame for the crisis in commercial media, but they could be part of the solution.
With depressing regularity I return to this column to talk about cuts to precious journalism capacity in Australia, usually at Fairfax. This week it’s the equivalent of 120 editorial positions consigned…
Media owners are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries of changes announced by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield on Tuesday.
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?
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.
Have the darkest days passed for Fairfax Media?
Half year results for Fairfax Media suggest the company's digital strategy is taking shape.
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.
In a 2013 Monthly essay Eric Beecher warned of a looming “civic catastrophe” for Australia if the decline of newspapers continued as it had been in the preceding years. The Australian’s report on a Fairfax…
Treasurer Joe Hockey has been left with a huge bill in his defamation case against Fairfax Media.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has declared he does not regret suing Fairfax for defamation, despite being hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Joe Hockey’s successful defamation case against Fairfax Media raises questions about the extent to which politicians should be able to sue in relation to publications about their public conduct.
Hockey v Fairfax illustrates that recent legal and technological developments still pose challenges for defamation law, which has not been reformed to keep pace with these changes.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has been awarded damages from Fairfax Media.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has been awarded $200,000 in damages for a partial win in his defamation case against Fairfax Media.
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.
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.
Fairfax sees Huffington Post’s left-leaning, populist approach as a good fit.
This week’s announcement that Fairfax had acquired a 49% partnership stake in Huffington Post Australia means yet another new entrant into the Australian online media landscape. An Australian edition of…
Print assets are losing their appeal.
APN News & Media is mulling a float of its New Zealand media assets including its masthead The NZ Herald, The Radio Network (TRN) and group buying site GrabOne. The company is potentially selling 60…