Newspapers

Report

24 Nov 2018

The University of Sydney has funded a project to explore how the Australian news media write about diabetes. The research focussed on reporting in 12 national and metropolitan Australian newspapers over the last five years (2013-2017).

Commentary

15 Nov 2018

With Fairfax shareholders voting next week on the merger with Nine, it’s a good time to consider how well the company’s journalism has weathered a period of enormous change.

Commentary

9 Nov 2018

There’s a good reason why the ACCC didn’t block the Fairfax–Nine merger, and it tells us why government policy needs to change.

Audio

8 Nov 2018

Nine Entertainment's takeover of the Fairfax Media empire looks set to be consummated after the competition regulator said it would not oppose the $4 billion deal.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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...

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