7 Mar. 2007

Whoo Hoo! Welcome to the Brisbane Times!

I am excited about this. Fairfax have announced a new paper (online only at this stage) called the Brisbane Times. Finally we SE QLDers have something besides the Murdoch press!

UPDATE: Local reaction from Megan at Spring Hill Voice:
Time will tell if the Premier's enthusiasm extends to spending some advertising dollars with 'Brisbane Times'. He said similar things at the launch of 'The Independent' six years ago and hasn't spent a bean with this fiesty, fiercely independent and LOCALLY OWNED publication since, yet he can organise a full page $30,000 ad in Southern papers in a flash! Surprisingly, given the massive Queensland Government advertising expenditure with the 'Courier-Mail' and print and post, there isn't any sign of bones being tossed to 'mX'. Yet.
Megan expect The Brizzie Times to play an important part in the "multi-million dollar online property advertising wars" between such outfits as 'realestate.com.au' and 'domain.com.au'. Don't forget drive.com.au, mycareer.com.au, rsvp.com.au and all the other F2 links!