As Alan Joyce's Jetstar carries me down to Melbourne for PacPrint, the lady on my left is reading a Domain supplement she's saved from Saturday's paper.
On the principle that if you go in low, later increments look more impressive, TPG has now weighed in with A$2.7 billion for the whole of Australia's Fairfax Media.
When we remember what was the main task of a newsroom 20 years ago and what it is now, we can realise where the future of journalism lies in the next ten or 50 years.
2016 was the year of "fake news." It dominated the election cycle, it took over Facebook feeds and even caused crime.
Newsworks released a study in 2015 looking at the impact of a trusted and familiar context on readers' responses to brands advertising in these environments.
You could be forgiven for missing the crucial part of Miranda Kerr's recent interview about her Snapchat fiancée Evan Spiegel.
There's still revenue - and a strongly engaged audience to be had in print for publishers with time to invest in it, writes Peter Coleman
John Juliano returns to discuss Trump and the business of selling
Let's be frank. The Google/Facebook duopoly is damaging journalism, and it's only getting worse.
As we are usher in what we're calling "digital platformation", we are seeing publishers that are actively transforming their businesses into digital platform companies, (writes Peter Marsh)
Stanford University tells us most young people can't tell when news is fake. The problem is more fundamental than that.
The two tempos of leaning forward and leaning back are still the rule in terms of how and when we access news and information. But the "legacy" treatment of news for digital is not what's recommended.
With a new year comes a new opportunity to shake up the media industry.
On December 29 last year, I was presented with a long service award in recognition of 30 years of loyal and dedicated service to the company.
The transition from 2016 to 2017 seemed to prompt a bit more email from folks who read my columns.
Who do you trust - that's the question for 2017 (writes Mark Hollands)
It's been a week for navel-gazing in the local newspaper industry on both sides of the globe.
The announcements keep coming: News publishers around the world are integrating their newsrooms. But on closer inspection, the "integrated newsroom" means a different thing to each title.
Jeff Bezos messed up yesterday. Apparently.
On October 17, Singapore's largest media company, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), announced it will be reducing it headcount by up to ten per cent and merging two newspapers, My Paper and The New Paper.
"Almost everyone is doing monitoring," said Talia Stroud, director of the Engaging News Project (ENP). "But in many newsrooms, that's where analytics work stops."
Mario Garcia backgrounds the format change for India's financial daily
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