The New Daily

Australia has a new digital news service provider called The New Daily. It went online this week (today?) and draws its news from a number of sources including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Financial backing is from not-for-profit industry super funds. The New Daily is headed by Former Age and Herald … Continue reading

What next for the Fairfax newspapers?

Fairfax Media is restructuring its newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. As print editions, these have been and still are great newspapers. They have well-established rules of editorial separation. That is, the owners and board members have agreed that they will not influence the news and editorial content … Continue reading

OECD says Australia is the best, but…

Yesterday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development launched an updated version of a report called Your Better Life Index. This report compares the performance of 36 countries using criteria such as life satisfaction, safety, health, housing, community and governance. Rather than just accepting the media good-news story that Australia is on … Continue reading