How a real media company stems losses

Compare and contrast two media organisations one is a bloated government funded sweatshop coming under fiscal pressure the other is a private company coming under fiscal pressure.

Fairfax is preparing to shed about 100 jobs from its New Zealand operation, according to a report inThe Australian newspaper.

The news comes just days after Fairfax said its second half revenue was down by 4.5 per cent and that it did not expect market conditions to improve enough to recover the decline before the end of the financial year.

Radio New Zealand sells pianos, runs cake stalls and goes on the bludge for more. The market forces Fairfax to make sensible decisions about staff.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.