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Fairfax Melbourne Managing Director Don Churchill's Departing Herogram to Staff

Margaret SimonsJul 27, 20113 Comments

Dear Colleagues, My indication to the company to retire from the business, announced today, comes after a wonderful and exciting 46 years plus in the media industry in both New Zeala

Managing Director of Fairfax, Melbourne Resigns

Margaret SimonsJul 26, 2011

The following announcement regarding the resignation of Don Churchill was emailed to Age staff this afternoon. Read tomorrow's Crikey email for some analysis. Chu Subject:

A Civic Emergency. What's Good and Bad for Journalism in the NotW Scandal This Week.

Margaret SimonsJul 22, 20113 Comments

I thought I’d riff a little on the question of whether this has been a good or bad week for journalism. The riff is inspired by a talk I had last night with an old mate and journalist

ABCNews24 wishes itself Happy Birthday

Margaret SimonsJul 21, 20111 Comment

The ABC just put out a media release wishing its 24 hour television service happy birthday. Given my comments over the last couple days (see previous posts) I'd like to see a commitment

...and what Gillard said.

Margaret SimonsJul 20, 20114 Comments

Most of the news bulletins are carrying only the strongest bit of Gillard's comments on News Limited. In the latter bits, she is a little less Bolshiei, though hardly clear on what she

News Limited CEO John Hartigan's Response to Julia Gillard

Margaret SimonsJul 20, 20112 Comments

From: "Corporate Affairs" Date: 20 July 2011 5:21:18 PM AEST To: "Corporate Affairs" Subject: John Hartigan's Response to the Prime Minister John Hartigan’s Response to the Prime

FFS, ABCNews24!

Margaret SimonsJul 20, 20116 Comments

The piece I wrote for the Crikey email this morning was already very long, so I cut out a spray for ABCNews24. The point of a twenty four hour news channel is just that. And those of u

Rupert Murdoch to Staff

Margaret SimonsJul 20, 20112 Comments

The following message from Rupert Murdoch just landed in News Limited employees' inboxes. ear Colleagues: Today, James and I appeared before a committee of the UK Parliament with re

Murdoch Bingo

Margaret SimonsJul 19, 20114 Comments

The media junkies among us will be sitting up late tonight to watch the live coverage of the Murdoch family's appearance before the British parliamentary committee. Dan Cass will be on

News Limited's Audit - Agreement with the Press Council

Margaret SimonsJul 18, 20112 Comments

I have just been sent the following by the Chair of the Australian Press Council, Julian Disney. It is the detail of his agreement with News Limited CEO John Hartigan about the audit of