The Australian: Australian journalism may need government support in wake of Fairfax cuts, says veteran

Former Sydney Morning Herald editor Eric Beecher has said the government may be forced to step in to safeguard ‘quality journalism’ in Australia, following last week’s announcement by Fairfax Media of 550 job cuts.

Alternative media outlets, such as websites, will not be sufficient to plug the gap left by traditional outlets unless backing is found, said Beecher.

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