Fairfax Media to launch political and national affairs journalism site

Fairfax Media is planning to launch a new website focusing on political and national affairs journalism, according to a press release.

The nationaltimes.com.au site resurrects Fairfax’s National Times brand, which was published from 1971 to 1986 as a weekly print title.

The site, which will feature aggregated content from smh.com.au, theage.com.au, brisbanetimes.com.au and watoday.com.au and be accessible from these sites, will go live in August.

“The National Times brand was synonymous with intelligent and thought-provoking journalism,” said Brian McCarthy, CEO and managing director, in the release.

“It informed and encouraged debate on the important issues of the day and that will be the commitment of our new online site.

“The best of our opinion writing, commentary and analysis will be aggregated on the site and I believe it will be a beacon for all those people with an interest in politics, policy and current affairs.”

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