Australian news, and some related international items

Corporations rejoice as The Age sacks a top investigative journalist

A pity that I can’t read the full article. Being on a low income, I don’t subscribe to any paid journal or newspaper. Well, I did, until today, subscribe to Fairfax’s The Age.  But not any more.

It is a sad sacking of many staff, and I feel for all of them.

However, it says something a bit more about Fairfax, when they pick out a top investigative journalist. Michael West not only has confronted the big end of town with some very inconvenient facts, but  – a worse crime – he has written about them in lively language that the peasantry can understand.

Watch now as the Business Pages of the Age become more obscurely written, and even more pro business. And along with that. The Age particpates in the general dumbing down of the Australian media.

 Michael West among Fairfax redundancies,, Myriam Robin Media Reporter, May 13, 2016  Hard-hitting business journo Michael West is among those saying goodbye to Fairfax.  Senior business reporter Michael West, whose work appeared in the Business Day sections of the Sydney Morning Herald and Age, is leaving Fairfax today.West confirmed his compulsory redundancy, but declined to comment further. In a tweet after this piece was published online, west wrote “told my skillset not aligned with fairfax strategy going forward”….. subscribers only


May 14, 2016 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, media

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