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Commentary

30 Jul 2018

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.

Audio program

26 Jul 2018

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.

Commentary

26 Jul 2018

If ever there was a time of grief for journalism in Australia, it is today, with the announcement that Nine Entertainment is taking over Fairfax Media.

Commentary

26 Jul 2018

Nine’s takeover is the logical outcome of bad media policy, and we’ll all live with the consequences, writes Margaret Simons.

Audio program

18 Jul 2018

In a deal that confirms the financial viability of published newspapers remains pressured, Fairfax Media and News Corporation Australia have agreed to share their printing sites.

Research report

14 Feb 2018

This chronology is the second of a series which traces the story of media ownership concentration and control in Australia since 1901. The chronology in general focusses on government policies and regulations that have responded to, or attempted to pre-empt, a trend towards concentration that...

Audio program

17 Jan 2018

Australia's media market has long been under pressure and now the only national children's newspaper, Crinkling News, has printed its last edition.

Commentary

10 Jan 2018

Britain’s liberal beacon, The Guardian, is scaling down but thinking big, writes David Hayes.

Commentary

4 Oct 2017

Is China’s harsh brand of media control serving as a role model for its neighbours?

Audio program

14 Sep 2017

The Turnbull Government's media laws package is set to pass, after a deal was made last night clearing the way for a major industry shake-up.

Commentary

14 Sep 2017

Under the Turnbull Government's new rules, a company will be able to have television, radio and print outlets in the same market.

Audio interview

20 Jun 2017

Washington Post columnist, Dana Milbank, speaks to RN Breakfast about the battle between the Donald Trump and the press, 'fake' news and the media war for the hearts and minds of Americans.

Commentary

19 Jun 2017

Australia has little diversity in its traditional media sector, especially its newspapers. Social media is not helping.

Audio interview

31 May 2017

Some of the biggest players in Australian media will launch a bid today to convince the Senate to pass the federal government's long waited media reform package

Audio program

3 May 2017

The once mighty Fairfax media company is taking the axe to its newsrooms across the country. It will cut about 125 journalists at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age in Melbourne The Australian Financial Review, and websites Brisbane Times and WAToday.

That is on...

Audio interview

23 Feb 2017

After much speculation, Fairfax Media has finally confirmed it's bidding farewell its digital rivers of gold.

The publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review is planning to list its lucrative real estate website Domain on the stock exchange...

Audio interview

22 Feb 2017

The fake news world isn't new, according to Robert Darnton, Professor of History and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.

The tradition can be traced back to the Byzantine empire, but its real origins can be found in early newspaper journalism in 18th century London...

Blog post

2 Feb 2017

Within a few hours of Donald Trump being declared president-elect, the first wave of reflections about the future of news media began to emerge.

The existential crisis comes at a time when the economics for much of our industry — especially newspapers — remains...

Strategy

17 Jan 2017

Journalists across the organization are hungry to make change a reality, and we have new leaders ready to push us forward. Most important, The Times is uniquely well positioned to take advantage of today’s changing media landscape — but also vulnerable to decline if we...

Journal article

15 Dec 2016

The issue of climate change has been a major focus of reporting in the Western media for some years, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been at the centre of much of this coverage. But while reportage of the most recent report...

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