The editor of Guardian Australia warns that creating larger, commercially stronger media organisations does not necessarily deliver a journalistically strong organisation.

‘Nine does good journalism but it’s very different to the journalism that’s done at Fairfax and almost everybody looking at this merger and the cultures of the two organisations is very, very worried about what’s going to happen to Fairfax journalism in that environment,’ she said.

‘The contraction of media diversity in one of the most concentrated media markets in the world is coming at a time when there’s a real problem with civic journalism.’

Taylor says Australia needs to have a conversation about the contraction of news sources, but readers and consumers of media ‘have a choice and you can look for diverse voices and you can support them if you like them’

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