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OFFLINE   franco #81

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE (POWERZONE @ Sep 12 2008, 06:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The fact-finding process employed by Wikipedia hyper.gif

Chances are that step three is how fairfax reporting will end up if they cut out too many jobs. But it's all about the bottom line isn't it? Do things on the cheap in the hope the average reader either doesn't notice or doesn't care. Whether it works for them remains to be seen.


Nice cartoon - says it all, really. Management and scabs during the recent stopwork found that out the hard way. There's an increasing amount of "on the cheap" these days, aimed at keeping the population compliant and ill-informed. Management is helping to make declining newspapers a self-fulfilling prophesy. And until then it's the old Lord Northcliff line about editorial being kept only to fill the holes betwee the ads. Sigh......


OFFLINE   Norman #82

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:25 AM

The Independent Weekly seems to now be under the Fairfax umbrella.

http://www.independentweekly.com.au/

OFFLINE   Splashmo #83

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:00 PM

It has been for a long time, which makes you wonder how "independent" it really is.

OFFLINE   KCR_Mike #84

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 03:23 PM

Fairfax is giving me a headache I must say

OFFLINE   franco #85

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (KCR_Mike @ Sep 24 2008, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fairfax is giving me a headache I must say


Ask anyone who works in Fairfax and they'll say the same thing. A lot of it comes from the Rural Press mob - the "other" Fairfax - who now run the show. Ask anyone who works for Rural Press and they'll tell you why (if they're honest)


OFFLINE   KCR_Mike #86

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:26 PM

Hello well 6PR is the only commercial talkback station in Perth, I feel we need another 1 for sure.

OFFLINE   TGIF #87

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:26 AM

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The bosses of Australia's Fairfax Media, chief executive David Kirk and his sidekick Brian McCarthy, are earning record pay as they make 550 staff redundant.

The company's annual report, released yesterday, reveals that Kirk received a total of $3.41m (£1.55m) in salary, bonuses, superannuation and shares for the 2007-08 financial year, a 24% rise from the previous year. The remuneration package for McCarthy, the company's Australian boss, was $2.43m (£1.1m).

News of their pay rises followed soon after Fairfax announced that the staff cull at one of its flagship newspapers, the Sydney Morning Herald, was to rise from 60 to 70 journalists. It also comes barely a month after Kirk revealed that classified ad revenues were "leaking out of the bottom of the bucket".

Unsurprisingly, this has upset Fairfax journalists. They have worked out that Kirk is being paid the equivalent of more than 10 Australian prime ministers, and together Kirk and McCarthy earn more than the entire Australian cabinet.
http://www.guardian..../30/australasia

OFFLINE   Tranquility #88

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:00 AM

So now the SMH editor is out too.... Just as it looked like things might be settling down.
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OFFLINE   Dunnersfella #89

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:08 PM

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10546703

David Kirk is gone.
Or has this been posted elsewhere?

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #90

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:32 PM

I did work experience at the Penrith Star last week, it was pretty good, i wrote six articles, two appeared in today's paper and the rest should follow next week. They kinda throw you in at the deep end, but i knew what i was doing and i had alot of fun.
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OFFLINE   Reuder7 #91

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE (Blue Mountains @ Feb 17 2009, 11:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did work experience at the Penrith Star last week, it was pretty good, i wrote six articles, two appeared in today's paper and the rest should follow next week. They kinda throw you in at the deep end, but i knew what i was doing and i had alot of fun.


Did you get paid for those articles?

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #92

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (Reuder7 @ Feb 17 2009, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you get paid for those articles?

No, this was work experience, not a paid internship (those come later this year).
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OFFLINE   PZ. #93

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:52 AM

Fairfax's $684m about-face on equity...
QUOTE (www.abc.net.au/news/stories)

Fairfax has announced it is raising $684 million just days after it said there was no present need for more capital.

The company says the proceeds of the equity raising will be used to pay down debt.

It has also announced its chief financial officer Sankar Narayan is resigning after five years at the company "to pursue new challenges".


OFFLINE   Lurker #94

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:41 AM

Price for the SMH went up today to $1.40...

OFFLINE   TelevisionAU #95

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (Lurker @ Mar 2 2009, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Price for the SMH went up today to $1.40...


they've got it too easy, The Age is $1.50 silly.gif

OFFLINE   jimbo #96

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:04 PM

saw someone reading one of those 24 page fairfax special editions newspapers on the train coming home the other day and was like WTFFFFF since when does WA Today release a friggin newspaper. i need one of these

but then..i read the Spy Report and see its only for one day...alack..the let down

OFFLINE   newtaste #97

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:55 PM

Fairfax to merge the Canberra press gallery bureaus of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age:

http://www.theaustra...26-7582,00.html

OFFLINE   TGIF #98

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

Tsk, I posted that on TSR at midday silly.gif

OFFLINE   jimbo #99

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 01:38 AM

QUOTE (TGIF @ Jun 15 2009, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tsk, I posted that on TSR at midday silly.gif


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OFFLINE   TGIF #100

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:40 PM

So what do we make of the National Times?
http://www.nationaltimes.com.au/

They've certainly got a much higher-profile team behind them than News Ltd's The Punch, but the whole setup seems a bit clunky. Harder to comment, it's more like the Age/SMH websites whereas I think the visual separation between the Punch and other News Limited sites works well.

I suppose we'll have to wait and see as far as content goes but they've got a pretty good group of people writing for them.