Editorial Independence Could Be Compromised Under Rinehart

Gina Rinehart is set to take a commanding percentage of Fairfax stocks, drawing concern and criticism from the journalist community as well as Treasurer Wayne Swan. Should she gain her requested three seats on the board, she may have some influence over editorial policy.

UTS Professor of Journalism Wendy Bacon is very worried by this turn of events and spoke with Tim Brunero about media ownership, as well as Fairfax’s recent restructure.

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