Dr Mumbo

The hole story about Hywood

Dr Mumbo’s spy at this week’s Australian Newsagents Federation conference in Melbourne offers up a couple of pieces of intelligence.  

First, while Fairfax Media’s boss Greg Hywood was on the stage it was obvious to those in the audience that he had an enormous hole in his shoe. Which either shows that things are tougher than people realised at Fairfax. Or that he’s literally been wearing out the shoe leather in getting to know the industry.

Second, the warmth between Hywood and News Limited boss John Hartigan.

There’s been no announcment yet of a joint printing deal, but Dr Mumbo’s mole tells him: “The body language says it’s a done deal.”


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