By Tim Dwyer, University of Sydney Media moves in 2013 have been all about the continuing rise of online news, the war that is ramping up between free and paid for news, and the continuing profitability of commercial television. Tim Dwyer looks back on the big trends that have begun or taken off in the […]
By Stephen King, Monash University Fairfax Media is introducing a “soft” paywall for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). Initially, the paywall will only affect readers outside Australia, but a domestic version will follow. Fairfax is adopting a type of paywall that is used by overseas newspapers such as the Financial Times and […]
By Andrea Carson, University of Melbourne After 159 and 172 years respectively, the broadsheet tradition has ended for the weekday editions of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). Today, both these Fairfax Media mastheads became tabloid-sized newspapers for the first time. The question is: does size matter in terms of editorial content? Will we, […]
The rapid graying of the newspaper audience has huge and unpleasant implications for publishers.