transport

Farewell MX

Freebie afternoon commuter newspaper MX finishes its run today after 14 years of publishing in Melbourne (and shorter runs in Brisbane and Sydney). Melbourne Express was its awkward morning competitor for a short time in 2001 -- it was never going to last because morning distribution is so difficult. That brand name lives on in The Age's morning updates. Some may mock MX for being overly fil

Consumerism, News and events

The last weekday of @TheAge as a broadsheet – I won’t miss it

I don't read The Age in paper form everyday, but when I do, it's either on the weekend where I can spread out as much as I like (so broadsheet is fine, though the smaller format of the supplements is fine too), or on weekdays on the train, where the broadsheet format is extremely awkward to handle. Many of us will know the feeling -- we've managed to find a nook on the train where we can unfold

Consumerism, Culture

Sunday Age “outperforms the rest”

I'm always amused when one of the newspapers crows about the latest circulation figures. THE Sunday Age continues to be the best-performing metropolitan newspaper in Australia, according to the latest circulation figures. The newspaper recorded the best year-on-year growth to September 2011 of any daily, Saturday or Sunday newspaper in the country. -- Sunday Age: Sunday Age outperforms th