Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Killing Fairfax with Digital Rivers of Gold

“Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.” - George Bernard Shaw

At least 13 if you counted the number of working journalists who turned up yesterday to the launch of a book, Killing Fairfax, which chronicles the demise of their employer. Mind you, the room was sprinkled with newsworthy businessmen, including media scions James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch, who helped Fairfax journalist Pamela Williams tell the story of how the once-proud media company lost its business to digital start-ups. Smell the smoke coming under the door ~~~ Journalists and editors Jennie Brockie, Leigh Sales, Kate McClymont, John Alexander, Amanda Wilson and Peter FitzSimons watched on as Fairfaxian Williams told the audience she felt both Murdoch and Packer were "trained to hunt from birth."

After all, these men have "primal vendettas built into their DNA". Google links

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