Newsletter date: 25 January 2015
* Homepage of The National Indigenous Times (NIT) Newspaper: http://www.nit.com.au/
* Video: NITV News: Gerry Georgatos on the future of the National Indigenous Times
* Analysis / Opinion: Myriam Robin, Crikey: National Indigenous Times may yet get a lifeline
* News: Emilia Terzon, ABC News: Administrators put award-winning National Indigenous Times newspaper up for sale
* Analysis / Opinion: Amanda Meade, The Guardian: National Indigenous Times to keep publishing while in administration
* Analysis / Opinion: Myriam Robin, Crikey: National Indigenous Times placed into administration after unpaid legal bill
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- Homepage of The National Indigenous Times (NIT) Newspaper: http://www.nit.com.au/
About Us - The National Indigenous Times Newspaper
"The National Indigenous Times first hit the streets on February 27, 2002. The paper is staffed and owned by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and we are proud of the dedicated team of predominantly Indigenous Australian writers and columnists who contribute to the publication. It does not, and has never, received Government grants or funding. We continue to rely upon the good will and support of our readers and advertisers and we have continued to adopt a publishing mantra of publishing without fear or favour. ... "
NITV News: Gerry Georgatos on the future of the National Indigenous Times
23 Jan 15: "Should the National Indigenous Times disappear from the media landscape... it will leave an enormous hole in the coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island affairs. Two weeks ago, the 14 year old newspaper was placed into administration - and then put up for sale on the weekend. While the paper's future looks bleak, former National Correspondent, Gerry Georgatos says it might yet survive to stir another day."
- Analysis / Opinion
Crikey: National Indigenous Times may yet get a lifeline
23 Jan 15: "The administrator of the National Indigenous Times is hopeful the publication will survive, telling Crikey there have been several expressions of interest into buying the paper, and its current directors are still keen to try to buy back the company if they can. "Various options are available and various people are interested," Liam Bailey of O’Brien Palmer said yesterday after parent company Destiny Publisher’s first meeting of creditors. ... " Myriam Robin, Crikey media reporter
ABC News: Administrators put award-winning National Indigenous Times newspaper up for sale
19 Jan 15: "Administrators managing the financial woes of The National Indigenous Times have put the award-winning independent newspaper up for sale. ... On Saturday, administrators O'Brien Palmer began advertising in major Australian newspapers for "urgent expressions of interest" in the publishing business. ... "If somebody does put up a proposal to purchase the business and generate a better return to creditors than might otherwise be achieved, then creditors must be given that option," Mr Bailey said." Emilia Terzon, the multiplatform reporter at 105.7 ABC Darwin
- Analysis / Opinion
The Guardian: National Indigenous Times to keep publishing while in administration
Unfair dismissal case and $200,000 debt to legal firm send newspaper into voluntary administration
15 Jan 15: "The National Indigenous Times will continue to publish while it is in voluntary administration brought on from an unfair dismissal claim and a $200,000 debt, according to the administrator. The 13-year-old independent newspaper owned by Destiny Publications covers Indigenous affairs from a national perspective and is funded through a mix of advertising and subscriptions. Destiny Publications called in the administrators O’Brien Palmer after two legal matters ... " Amanda Meade, Guardian Australia's media correspondent
- Analysis / Opinion
Crikey: National Indigenous Times placed into administration after unpaid legal bill
14 Jan 15: "The country’s most awarded indigenous publication, the National Indigenous Times, is in serious risk of closure after parent company Destiny Publications was placed into administration earlier this week. The appointment of administrators follows law firm Gilbert + Tobin filing an order in the New South Wales Federal Court seeking to wind up Destiny Publications in December last year over an unpaid legal bill. It’s not clear if this was the ultimate reason for the company’s administration, ... " Myriam Robin, Crikey media reporter
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