Earlier this week, I checked my Facebook notices. I generally skip the "memory" notices. Those are the ones meant to remind us of posts we've made on this date in years past. One, however, caught my attention.
The weekend seems to have provided a punctuation mark - is it a comma, semicolon or fullpoint - in the history of the business once known as Fairfax Media.
Kevin Slimp on what newspaper folks are saying about the state of things
The hurricane that hit the East Coast of the United States last month offers a stark reminder of the challenges facing news media in the digital era. The Raleigh News & Observer, which nearly won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the region's last major hurricane in 1999, had seen its newsroom contract from 225 to 65 by the time Florence hit.
Michelle Guthrie had a near impossible job at the ABC and in many respects it's amazing she managed the half of it, writes Peter Coleman.
If you were a subscriber of The Washington Post print edition, Thursday, September 6, was definitely a good day to lean back and enjoy what reminded us of an old fashioned newspaper.
In a letter to members of the European Parliament, the AFP Baghdad Bureau chief explains why internet giants must be stopped from stealing from journalists and artists.
Words matter, and the ringing warning of Leslie Sellers to beware of 'well known' lest you should descend to the redundancy of 'Jesus Christ, the well-known evangelist' still resounds with me, half-a century after The Simple Subs Book and Doing it in Style were published (writes Peter Coleman).
News Media Alliance chief executive David Chavern on the context and responses to the Capital Gazette shootings.
We've boiled the Reuters Digital News Report down to the five key insights that should shape the rest of your 2018 strategy.
Kevin Slimp looks at five community newspapers that 'do things right'.
Oh lord, it's hard to upscale things, when you're the biggest in 'most every way. Somehow the Mac Davis song made famous by Kenny Rogers came to mind with reports of Michael Miller's presentation to the Mumbrella 360 conference last week (writes Peter Coleman).
If a veteran journalist can be fooled into writing a column based on a fake interview, how can we expect a typical news consumer to differentiate between truth and fiction?
Fairfax Media and Seven West are reported to be talking about a merger.
Digital transformation brings about new approaches to the business of publishing news. Nonetheless, many companies still struggle to implement digital integration, content reconfiguration, paid-for models, and new technology.
News for smart data-driven augmented creative people
Low media company valuations are boosting the prospect of merger and acquisitions action half a year after Australia's media law reform passed in September.
How daily and weekly publishers view digital benefits very differently
News media have long challenged the honesty of politicians and held them to account, but things have been turned on their head.
The year 2020 is just a couple of years away, and technologies are aligning for a perfect storm that could either make or break established media houses.
It's not over until it's over, and it may take until New Year's Eve to know how the tussle over carriage fees between News and Telstra, its Foxtel partner in Australia, will be resolved.
I suppose any time is the right time to look over your newspaper operation and search for ways to make improvements, but the beginning of the year seems especially appropriate for such a task.
We have seen the rise of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Now it is time for real reality. The quest for authenticity, real experiences, facts, true values, and a personal engagement to make a change is one of the major trends in The Schibsted Future Report 2018.
If a veteran journalist, who should have known better, can be fooled into writing a column based on a fake interview, how can we expect a typical news consumer to differentiate between truth and fiction?
When you put nine or ten top digital VPs in a room for an hour to discuss their pain points and challenges, it is a sobering experience.
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