Monthly Archives: April 2014

Asset stripping: the end of subbing

There is only one destination left for subeditors on newspapers now and that destination is extinction. At many Fairfax, News Corp and APN newspapers, subeditors have been outsourced (2007 onwards to Pagemasters), they have been offshored (2012 onwards to Fairfax … Continue reading

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Review: The News: A User’s Manual

The News: A User’s Manual, by Alain de Botton (Penguin, 2014)  This pretty gold and white hardback – as small and sparkly as an old Bible – presents itself as a gentle, slightly brainy consumer guide to understanding the news. … Continue reading

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