Yes, it is our ABC

The gulf between the views of the public and the ABC’s vocal critics is large and growing, writes Rodney Tiffen

05 Dec 13 | Comments (5)

Rupert Murdoch’s sixtieth anniversary and the hazards of longevity

Rupert Murdoch may have set a world record for longevity in corporate governance, but his reputation would stand higher if he had retired ten years ago, writes Rodney Tiffen

16 Oct 13 | Comments (3)

Fairfax adrift: the view from Sydney

Readers and journalists are mostly missing from two recent books about the troubles at Fairfax, writes Sybil Nolan

30 Aug 13 | Comments (0)

Shaping the Herald: Sir Keith Murdoch seen through his confidential memoranda

As managing editor of the Melbourne Herald, Keith Murdoch battled employers, sensation-mongering and overly large headlines in a remarkable series of notes to his senior executives, writes Michael Cannon in this essay first published in Nation in June 1963

29 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Torn in two parts

On the anniversary of its publication, Bridget Griffen-Foley reviews John Douglas Pringle’s self-deprecating account of a much-admired career

21 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Why Fairfax matters

Fairfax newspapers are part of the fabric of Australian democracy, argues Rodney Tiffen

27 Jun 12 | Comments (3)

Fairfax: time for a circuit breaker

Caught between the threat of a new owner and the demands of a skittish sharemarket, Fairfax needs to reconstitute itself to survive, writes Peter Browne

25 Jun 12 | Comments (0)

The more things change…

There was no golden age for newspapers, writes Geoffrey Barker. Which means we shouldn’t be too pessimistic about the future

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