The days of collecting the morning paper from the front lawn are ending. News of all kinds is available anytime on dazzling digital platforms. For some it's a new world of boundless opportunity; for others, the end of a proud tradition. Australia's oldest media outlet, the Fairfax owned Sydney Morning Herald, is facing the most turbulent period in its near 200 year history. Amidst financial upheaval and serious job losses a new business model is emerging. This week's episode goes inside the Sydney Morning Herald as staff wait for the white redundancy envelopes which will reveal who is staying and who's out the door. Caught at the centre is veteran reporter Malcolm Brown, a man who has covered some of the biggest stories of the last four decades, but now finds himself somewhat out of step with the times. Written by
29 October 2012 (Australia)
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Australian Story was filming in the Fairfax offices on the day many staff were made redundant. See more