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Canberra Times journos broke the Fairfax Strike?

By johnboy - 3 September 2008 8

Andrew Landeryou’s VexNews has a story on how the striking journo’s spirits were broken.

Of interest to Canberra readers was this bit:

    “Management were clearly stretched in filling the editorial hole but did a reasonable job sufficient to make many wonder why they employ anything like the hundreds of editorial staff who keep the Age red (no spelling mistake intended).

    VEXNEWS understands management prevailed on employees at the Canberra Times and within Rural Press to get them to submit work for publication in the Herald and The Age.”

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8 Responses to
Canberra Times journos broke the Fairfax Strike?
paddytrick 6:32 pm 04 Sep 08

Scabs. I’m not reading their newspaper again, except maybe the Sunday Times, I don’t think any real journalism goes into that.

johnboy 11:07 am 04 Sep 08

And to think you missed the chance to share this knowledge with anyone seekay.

seekay 9:58 am 04 Sep 08

Now that’s an exclusive! The story was in every non-Fairfax paper as soon as their journos went on strike last week.

p1 9:06 am 04 Sep 08

I wonder if the CT has considered just scanning a copy of the paper each day and posting that on Flickr? it would be more useful then the current website.

Granny 12:45 am 04 Sep 08

Out, damn’d spot! out, I say!

ant 12:32 am 04 Sep 08

Yes, I suspect it was sold to them as their Big Break. A real newspaper! that people READ! Wow! Sadly, their lack of skill in written English got them. Again. The Heckler column beat their work to flinders and they were kicked out.

New Yeah 10:47 pm 03 Sep 08

Maybe the CT staff were lured by the opportunity of having their work published on a newspaper website that was actually designed in the 21st century.

Deano 10:28 pm 03 Sep 08

And the Canberra Times is being held up as the role model for the revamped Fairfax mastheads. Apparently the CT is produced with significantly less people than the Fairfax papers are.

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