Brisbane Times

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Brisbane Times.svg
TypeNews site
FormatOnline
Owner(s)Fairfax Digital
EditorDanielle Cronin
Founded7 March 2007
Political alignmentCentre
HeadquartersBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Websitewww.brisbanetimes.com.au

Brisbane Times is an online newspaper for Brisbane and Queensland, Australia.

History[edit]

The Brisbane Times was launched on 7 March 2007[1] by then-Queensland Premier Peter Beattie.[2] The publication started with 14 journalists in an attempt by Fairfax to break into the South East Queensland market, competing against the website of News Corporation's incumbent The Courier-Mail.

As of November 20, Brisbane Times has started a subscription model. Viewers are limited to approximately 25 article views per month before being faced with a news Pay Wall. Many users of Brisbane Times now prefer ABC News, or the Brisbane subreddit for their relevant news.

Ownership[edit]

It is owned and run by Fairfax Media, publishers of Melbourne's The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and other mastheads, plus subject-focused websites and business-centered magazine titles. The founding managing editor was Mitchell Murphy;[3] the current editor is Danielle Cronin.

Web traffic[edit]

According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, the Brisbane Times is the 191st and 250th most visited website in Australia respectively, as of August 2015.[4][5] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 24th most visited news website in Australia, attracting more than 2 million visitors per month.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Greg; Sainsbury, Michael (8 March 2007). "Fairfax launches online in Brisbane". The Australian. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012.
  2. ^ Shackle, Eric (11 March 2007). "Brisbane's Newest Newspaper Goes Online - OhmyNews International". OhMyNews. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Fairfax embraces Brisbane". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  4. ^ "Brisbanetimes.com.au Site Overview". Alexa. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Brisbanetimes.com.au Analytics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Top 50 sites in Australia for News And Media". SimilarWeb. Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.

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