The death of newspapers: have we reached the tipping point? – Brian McNair

22 02 2016

The AustralianIn a 2013 Monthly essay Eric Beecher warned of a looming “civic catastrophe” for Australia if the decline of newspapers continued as it had been in the preceding years. The Australian’s report on a Fairfax plan to dump print and go digital-only, as yet unimplemented but convincingly detailed in the leaked 2013 document prepared by management consultancy firm Bain & Co, suggest that such a move is, if not a certainty, highly probable in the foreseeable future. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 February 2016 [Updated]

22 02 2016

Weekly-Roundup1This week former royal butler Paul Burrell has won a high court privacy action against PR agent Max Clifford ([2016] EWHC 294 (Ch)). Mr Burrell said he hired Mr Clifford to prevent negative press coverage but that Mr Clifford betrayed” him by passing on material to Rebekah Brooks at the News of the World. Read the rest of this entry »