By Rachel Buchanan
There is a narrative that not anyone within the media turns out prepared to inform, one during which newshounds have a vested curiosity: the dying of newspapers. normally recognized to damage the most important headlines, to chase the rumours to their resource, and to adopt the main in-depth reporting, newspapers are actually grappling with the main ambitious demanding situations because the creation of print.
Reporter Rachel Buchanan began paintings at The Age in 1993, as a subeditor. In 2012, after a decade out of the newsroom, she back to subediting, yet in a markedly assorted atmosphere: in addition to a bunch of alternative jobs in newspaper construction, the function were outsourced. The identify of subeditor not exists on the paper.
In this insightful, passionate publication, Buchanan chronicles her reviews, offering a distinct insider’s viewpoint at the upward thrust and sluggish decline of the published newspaper. She exposes the brutal cost-cutting measures of businesses purpose on squeezing each drop of benefit from print sooner than they flip to electronic, and examines the implications for these affected — for it's not in basic terms the reporters and editors who're wasting their jobs, but in addition printers, paper-makers, and vendors whose livelihood is disappearing.
Investigating probably the most basic transitions within the Australian media at the present time, Stop Press is a superb account from a journalist on the entrance strains of history.