Back in March of this year, Australia’s Triple-J TV looked at the state of printed newspapers in that country. No prizes for guessing they’re losing advertisers and readers. Hat tip: 93 Studios
From the breaking news battleground in New Zealand… One of the country’s leading news websites, stuff.co.nz, drew a crowd in downtown Auckland last Thursday, causing pedestrians to look up, grab their mobile phone cameras and start clicking. The publicity stunt (click the video above to watch) touts the site’s commitment to being first with breaking […]
— WSJ.com, subscription-free under Murdoch? The Wall Street Journal website has posted a partial transcript of a 90-minute interview with Rupert Murdoch, the man aiming to take over the Journal’s parent company, Dow Jones. That takeover now appears to be just a matter of time, as acknowledged in the introduction to the transcript: Since his […]
This is big news downunder. In addition to the Australian assets mentioned in the following story, PBL’s ninemsn.com.au is a partner with Microsoft in New Zealand web portal msn.co.nz, and its ACP Media is the largest magazine publisher in New Zealand. Double-click the > arrow at top of story to read more.
Note: The AFP headline below is a bit misleading. The sale proposal relates to all of Dow Jones, not just its flagship newspaper, the Wall Street Journal. But still an interesting story… Double-click the > arrow at top of story to read more.
How did the once-mighty Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, end up in Rupert Murdoch’s takeover plans? Here’s part of the story, from former Journal reporter Dean Starkman: …soon after I arrived in 1996, [Publisher Peter] Kann’s board announced a $650 million plan to fix Telerate, internally called “Rolling Thunder,” which inevitably became […]
Rupert Murdoch’s record as proprietor of newspapers in Britain and the US may undermine his assurances of editorial continuity for his latest takeover target, the Wall Street Journal. David Carr, writing at nytimes.com, assesses the media mogul’s actions, as well as his words, and looks to his possible intentions for the Journal: There is business […]
After several months of expert predictions that CanWest was preparing to give up its investments in Australasian media, a report from CanWest’s home country today suggests just the opposite. The Globe & Mail says CanWest, with its new and “deep-pocketed” equity partner Goldman Sachs, is keen to increase its stake in Australia’s Channel 10 network. CanWest […]
Belated Happy New Year greetings. Hope you had a good holiday. It’s great to be back home after six weeks travelling across Australia. Our goal was to drive from Perth to Brisbane while avoiding any city over 50,000 population – and it proved a good plan. Highlights were the southern West Australia wine country and forests, crossing the […]