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UPDATE! World of the News, Fairfax Media Confirms Jobs Going Offshore

Posted: June 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Indeep Media, World of the News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! World of the News, Fairfax Media Confirms Jobs Going Offshore

World of the News - Fairfax Sends Jobs OffshoreLast month we reported on that shrinking Australian media behemoth that is Fairfax Media, is apparently planning to send jobs offshore by relocating production of its regional newspapers to New Zealand.

The proposed changes will affect 66 Fairfax staffers, Media, Ethics & Arts Alliance – MEAA – said via statement today.

Fairfax said the affected staff would be offered voluntary redundancies or redeployment, however, some staff may also be forced into redundancy.

The affected newspapers include the Illawarra Mercury, Newcastle Herald and seven associated community titles including the Lake Times, Kiama Independent, Newcastle Star, Myall Coast Nota, Port Stephens Examiner and Lakes Mail. Read the full previous post.

UPDATE! FAIRFAX HAS CONFIRMED – JOBS ARE GOING OFFSHORE: Newcastle Herald and Illawarra Mercury workers have failed in their bid to stave off job losses under a plan by Fairfax Media to transfer editorial production to New Zealand.

Fairfax has confirmed a total of 41 production jobs will be axed from newspapers in the Newcastle region, including the Newcastle Herald, and 25 jobs will go from the Illawarra Mercury. It says the changes are part of moves to increase efficiency in its newsrooms.

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance – MEAA – asked Fairfax to continue doing the work locally through the creation of a virtual sub hub that it claimed would be more cost-efficient :: Read the full article »»»»


World of the News! Australia’s Fairfax Media Sends Jobs Offshore

Posted: May 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Indeep Media, Media, Online Media, Print Media, World of the News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

World of the News - Fairfax Sends Jobs OffshoreThat shrinking Australian media behemoth that is Fairfax Media, is apparently planning to send jobs offshore by relocating production of its regional newspapers to New Zealand.

The proposed changes will affect 66 Fairfax staffers, Media, Ethics & Arts Alliance – MEAA – said via statement today.

Fairfax said the affected staff would be offered voluntary redundancies or redeployment, however, some staff may also be forced into redundancy.

The affected newspapers include the Illawarra Mercury, Newcastle Herald and seven associated community titles including the Lake Times, Kiama Independent, Newcastle Star, Myall Coast Nota, Port Stephens Examiner and Lakes Mail.

Workers were told about the plans this afternoon and Fairfax has announced the move on the papers’ websites.

Fairfax says the changes are part of a “wider company strategy to pursue operational efficiencies while strengthening the focus on audience growth and producing quality content”.

Fairfax says no reporting or photographic positions would be affected :: Read the full article »»»»


Flipboard Launches iPhone App

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Digital Media, Media, Mobile Media, Online Media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Flipboard Launches iPhone App

Flipboard, that übercool social magazine slash Apple iPad App that organizes sectionalized content like #News, #Technology and #Food, as well as social network updates, rolls it all together and spits out a sleek, unified interface, launched its highly anticipated iPhone App this week. Flipboard cleverly pulls posts from Facebook and Twitter accounts and turns generic updates into sweetly formatted, eye popping posts. Flipboard Announced the launch via social media. With the roll out, Flipboard announced a new feature called Cover Stories, which learns from a reader’s interactions with the content and helps them quickly catch up with some of the most interesting news, updates, and photos being shared at that moment. The new iPhone App easily translates the intuitive flick gestures that make the iPad version so enjoyable to the small screen. Instead of horizontally swiping to turn pages, the iPhone version allows vertical swiping, which makes it much easier to navigate on the smaller device. READ MORE


Nine Network On Brink

Posted: November 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Indeep Media, Media, Television | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Nine Network On Brink

indeep-media-channel-nineAustralia: The owners of television network Nine Entertainment are meeting bankers to seek more time to pay off debts of more than $2.7 billion. Media analysts predict the owners, private equity firm CVC Asia Pacific, will get short shrift, which means the network is one step closer to a crisis not seen since entrepreneur Alan Bond took Nine to the brink of financial ruin. Shareholder activist Stephen Mayne says TV network owners have a habit of borrowing too much money. That, in hindsight, seems to be the problem besetting Nine.

“In the early 1990s all three networks were owned by the banks… these things come and go and ultimately they are profitable businesses,” Mr Mayne said. “Sometimes the owners get into trouble because they borrow too much money.” Read the full article »»»»