|News Corp||News Corp announced that more than 100 regional and community titles will close and move to digital-only publishing and its metro titles to have a more state-based focus.|
Michael Miller, Executive Chairman of News Corp Australasia, has announced that the publishing business in Australia will accelerate its push into digital and subscription services. Key points:
Many of the regional and community titles’ print editions were suspended in April due to the impact of COVID-19 on advertising revenue, and the majority of the additional changes will come into effect by 29th June.
|Bauer Media and Pacific Mags||Bauer Media Australia purchased Pacific Magazines, bringing 43 brands under one roof.|
Bauer Media connects with 6 in 10 Australian women across print magazines, websites, video, social, customer review sites, podcasts and experiences.
10,286,000 AUSTRALIANS PER MONTH
More than 100 staff were made redundant and some print titles are on hold until further notice.
Bauer Media Australia has since been purchased by Mercury Capital. The agreement also includes those titles recently acquired by Bauer from Pacific Magazines, as well as Bauer’s New Zealand mastheads.
|Bauer Media New Zealand||Bauer Media announced it will shutter its New Zealand operations due to the severe economic impact of COVID-19. Since the sale of Bauer Australia and New Zealand to Mercury Capital, it is unclear which publications will reopen and on what timeline.|
In New Zealand Bauer publishes titles including The New Zealand Listener, Kia Ora, North & South, Metro, Home NZ, Your Home & Garden, NZ Woman’s Day, New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, The Australian Women’s Weekly NZ, and Fashion Quarterly.
|Nine||Nine has launched a weekly consumer sentiment poll to understand how they can help brands connect with Nine’s audiences in 2020.nineforbrands.com.au/consumer-pulse-week-12|