Newspaper industry

A modern tragedy: Nine-Fairfax merger a disaster for quality media

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.

Fairfax brand to die in $4 billion Nine Entertainment takeover

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.

Fairfax, News Corp in historic deal to share printing presses

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.

Journalism at the speed of bytes

The news media has been a forum for commentary and conversation about social and cultural issues. At its best, journalism has been a professional practice that has done all these things ethically and fairly. Until recently, newspapers and the print media have been the central...

Report of the independent inquiry into the media and media regulation

On 14 September 2011 the Australian Government established an independent inquiry into the Australian media. The inquiry was led by former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, Mr Ray Finkelstein QC and reported to government on 28 February 2012.

How people learn about their community

How do people get news and information about the community where they live? A new report offers a deep and comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem of community information. The survey echoes longstanding research that more Americans report watching local TV news than any other source—which...

Media ownership and regulation: a chronology part 2 - 1972 to 1995: moguls, miscreants and new regulatory brooms

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...

Crinkling Newspaper folds under changing media landscape

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

The Guardian goes for broke

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

Few bright spots for press freedom in Southeast Asia

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