The Australian Newsagents’ Blog – always a good place for goss – has this to say about Fairfax’s plans over Christmas:
Circulation departments at Fairfax are confused about the company’s plans for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age over Christmas / New Year. People from Tower Systems have made eight calls to Fairfax in pursuit of consistent advice on their plans. The original advice supplied to newsagents indicated that there were several bumper editions for the SMH and The Age. Several Fairfaax circulation people we spoke with did not know anything about the plans.
It goes on to claim there will be no bumper editions – just an increase in the price of the Friday edition. Read it here.