for big job losses at the publisher’s newspapers
in a fresh attack on costs.
is them saying "enough" to the cutting of jobs and instead
finding a way to invest in journalism.
It means staff will not cover the federal budget,
which will be handed down on Tuesday.
Fairfax Media says it is "disappointed"
journalists from three of its mastheads have voted
to strike for a week in response to job cuts, but
will continue to publish its newspapers as usual.
125 staff in a bid to save $30 million. That figure is reported to be
approximately the same amount that Fairfax executives –
including [the] chief … could claim in recent bonuses.
that they will be on strike
for seven days from Wednesday.
I’m just reporting.
Created in response to Poets United's Midweek Motif ~ News Media.
This unprecedented situation is going on in Australia right now. Fairfax is Australia's leading media company.
The first headline is an example of irony in itself. I haven't put a link there because, in the short time of writing the poem, I can no longer get access to this article; the rival media chain which published it now urges me to subscribe online to keep seeing the content.
Another irony is that the job cuts were announced on World Press Freedom Day.