Fairfax Cutting Arts Journalists / by Geoff Harrison

Recently, Fairfax announced it was cutting a large number of specialist arts and culture writers in its latest round of job cuts, a move that has drawn criticism from the arts sector.

Available until June 24 is an ABC podcast titled "Off The Page" discussing the implications of the job cuts, not just for arts writers but the arts sector as a whole.  One opinion is that the cuts have little to do with cost savings and instead represent a move to a more populist model for the publisher.  And a warning, you may have to click twice on the link in ABC iview to get the podcast going.

PS, I haven't bought a news paper in years, so perhaps I shouldn't complain?