Crisis, challenge and choice in regional and local news media: the case for a service-first recovery
Regional and local media - always exposed to the vagaries of direct and indirect economic activity, population drift to larger centres and the cost/supply challenges in transport and infrastructure associated with remoteness and modest market size - is experiencing digital disruption on a greater and...
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.
Media owners appear to be scrambling to take advantage of new legislative changes. And amid the flurry, a deal confirmed yesterday between James Packer's PBL company and a group called CVC Asia Pacific has suddenly given Mr Packer an awful lot of ready money for...
Against expectations, Fairfax, Nine and the government are running up against the regulator.
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.
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 and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.
For the seventh time in less than 70 years, a report has been commissioned by the Government which has dealt with concerns about the press. 1 It was sparked by public revulsion about a single action – the hacking of the mobile phone of a...