Cross-media ownership

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Report

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...
Report

Regional news media: state of play

The Centre for Media Transition’s regional news project started in late November 2017 and since then, the state of regional news media has become a more pressing issue.
Commentary

How Nine and Fairfax sat the wrong test

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

Australians 'slightly worse off' after ACCC approves Nine-Fairfax merger

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.
Audio

Media ownership scramble

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...
Commentary

"Of course they say there are no competition issues. They always do"

Against expectations, Fairfax, Nine and the government are running up against the regulator.
Commentary

Starter’s gun goes off on new phase of media concentration as Nine-Fairfax lead the way

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.
Commentary

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.
Audio

Fairfax brand to die in $4 billion Nine Entertainment takeover

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.
Report

An inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press

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...