Media diversity in Australia has taken a hit today following the announcement of the Nine/Fairfax merger, The Greens say.
“This merger paints a sad reality of the media landscape in Australia. It is a dark day for public interest journalism,” Greens media spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
“In this era of little faith in politics, and the rise in fake news, we need greater diversity and stronger public interest journalism. It is greatly disappointing to see our media diversity continue to be watered down.
“Nine now needs to be upfront with staff on whether their jobs will be safe under the new corporate banner.
“Between this merger and the ongoing assault on the ABC and SBS, Australians will be very concerned about the quality of their news on television, online and in print.”