Brisbane Times

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Type News site
Format Online
Owner(s) Fairfax Digital
Managing editors Simon Holt
Founded 7 March 2007
Political alignment Centre-left
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Website www.brisbanetimes.com.au

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

History

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.

Ownership

It is owned and run by Fairfax Digital, the online subsidiary of 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 managing editor is Simon Holt.[4]

Web traffic

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.[5][6] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 24th most visited news website in Australia, attracting more than 2 million visitors per month.[6][7]

See also

References

  1. Greg Roberts and Michael Sainsbury (8 March 2007). "Fairfax launches online in Brisbane". The Australian.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Eric Shackle (11 March 2007). "Brisbane's Newest Newspaper Goes Online". OhMyNews.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Fairfax embraces Brisbane". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 March 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Our Staff". Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Brisbanetimes.com.au Site Overview". Alexa. Retrieved 2 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Brisbanetimes.com.au Analytics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Top 50 sites in Australia for News And Media". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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