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Weekend Fin Review to close?

Mark Fletcher
February 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments

There is a strong rumour that Fairfax will cut the weekend edition of The Australian Financial Review in the next few weeks. It would not surprise me. Just at it would not surprise me to hear of other daily newspapers cutting print days.


Category: Media disruption · Newspapers

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    If this is true it once again feels like while the other news publishers are trying to stand strong on print Fairfax is jumping before their pushed. I know they aren’t traveling well and have to contain/cut costs but its beginning to look like a death of a thousand cut. While there’s no doubt the future is digital I don’t think there’s going to be a prize for being the first to get there.


  • 2 jenny // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    We have heard that SMH Monday to Friday may not last the year.
    Hoping it’s just another rumour.


  • 3 Mark Fletcher // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    I’d be surprised if we do not see several days cut from cap. city newspapers this year. Sales numbers require action.


  • 4 Gregg // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Jenny there a lots of rumours about the SMH, the last I heard was not publishing on Tuesday and Thursday. But one rumour is now fact that both the SMH and AGE on Saturdays will go to a compact format in 2014.
    As for the Fin Review we have always found the weekend edition was the best selling edition the opposite to the audit figures I last saw.


  • 5 Mark Fletcher // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Latest audit data: paid sales: Mon to Fri – 64,270, Weekend – 62,278.


  • 6 Brendan // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    The weekend fin review is definitely the strongest edition. Wouldn’t you think a Wednesday and week end edition would make more sense??


  • 7 Shaun's // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Weekend out sells for me to ,but I am only talking really small amount of papers ,a whopping 5 on a sat and maybe 2 each week day ,so no loss if they stop it completely


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