Media ownership

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Mass media ownership
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Australian Newsroom Mapping Project

The Public Interest Journalism Initiative is documenting the changes in news production and availability around Australia, from media companies to mastheads, newsrooms and stations. The data being collected for this map is open for public use so that researchers, policy-makers and everybody with an interest...
Discussion paper

Māori media sector: shift options

The Māori media sector has a history of over 30 years of achievement. This work explores how the sector can continue that success long into the future given a fast-changing digital landscape and changing audience demands.
Report

MediaWorks television: death of a thousand cuts?

MediaWorks’ announcements in October 2019 that it intended to sell off its struggling television business and cancel or cut back on several popular local programmes.This paper critically assesses MediaWorks’ claims and suggests that its diagnoses of the market challenges it faces are being shaped by...
Commentary

A broken record of quality journalism

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

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

The end of Fairfax as we knew it

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