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

History

The Brisbane Times was launched on 7 March 2007[2] by then-Queensland Premier Peter Beattie.[3] 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 additional mastheads, plus subject-focused websites and business-centered magazine titles. The founding managing editor was Mitchell Murphy;[4] the current managing editor is Simon Holt.[5]

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.[6][7] SimilarWeb rates the site as the twenty-fourth most visited news website in Australia, attracting more than 2 million visitors per month.[7][8]