News Corp to stop printing more than 100 Australian papers

29 Mai, 2020, 08:08 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • The decision by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will cost hundreds of people their jobs

More than 100 mast heads will become totally digital publications.

"We're not talking to numbers, we're talking about people and we're having those conversations today and tomorrow, so I'm not going to prejudice those conversations, we're going to talk to them individually", News Corp Australia's executive chairman Michael Miller said.

Larger regional papers, such as the Hobart Mercury or NT News, will continue to be published in their print form.

"The closure of so many mastheads represents an huge blow to local communities and, coming off the back of hundreds of previous regional closures during this period, it underlines the seriousness of the crisis facing regional and local journalism".

"Local newspapers have done a terrific job at telling local stories", he told AAP.

He doubted the papers that remained in a digital format would last long, saying coronavirus had forever broken the link between local news and local advertising.

"New ways need to be found to have local news and local scrutiny".

News Corp also revealed today that 14 titles will cease publication altogether, after talks between the publisher and a competitor to take over some of the papers failed to bear fruit.

News Corp has announced a massive shakeup of its publishing businesses, moving nearly all its community and regional newspaper titles to a digital-only format.

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The Wentworth Courier, Mosman Daily and North Shore Times, which Mr Miller said serve Sydney's "most affluent suburbs", will still be printed.

The move echoes a global trend in the troubled media industry, as falling readerships and the continued rise of Google and Facebook eats into media advertising revenues.

The company said the changes would "regretfully lead to job losses" but more than 375 journalists would continue covering community and regional news.

He said there would have to be a fundamental shift in the way the company operated, including hiring digital-only journalists and focusing on online advertising.

"These are papers that have led campaigns resulting in changes to better the lives of their communities", Ms Palaszczuk said.

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance chief executive Paul Murphy said the closures underlined the crisis faced by Australian media.

The union representing media workers was still trying to figure out just how many staff would lose their jobs, but said it thought it could be up to 150 people.

Several media companies in the country have already made cuts or shut down completely during the pandemic, with the latest including Buzzfeed Australia and 10 Daily, a news website of ViacomCBS-owned broadcaster Ten Network.



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