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Who Will Edit the West (Part III)

Who Will Edit the West (Part III)

The list of people apparently in the running for the editorship of the West keeps expanding, following on from my two previous posts, here and here. The latest intelligence is that Rob Broadfield, the magazine editor, has apparently put his hand up and insiders believe the Chief of Staff, Mark Mallabone, might also fancy his […]

Two Kids, a Dog and a Rabbit - the New Editor of the Canberra Times

Two Kids, a Dog and a Rabbit - the New Editor of the Canberra Times

Rod Quinn, the newly appointed editor of the Canberra Times, addressed staff last Friday. I hear he gave a relatively low-key and modest address that went down well with staff. Quinn, formerly editor of the Newcastle Herald, talked about his love for Newcastle, but said he wanted to be part of the Canberra community, and […]

Return of the Jaspan

Return of the Jaspan

Former Age editor Andrew Jaspan returned to the public eye this morning on Jon Faine’s program on ABC 774 Melbourne. There was a lot of wittering on, but also some interesting facts. For example, Jaspan quoted the cost of producing The Age as being about $50 million – a figure that to my knowledge has […]

New Editor of the Canberra Times

New Editor of the Canberra Times

No surprise to anyone (or at least not if you have been reading this blog) but Rod Quinn, editor of the Newcastle Herald, has just been announced as the new editor of the Canberra Times. Here is the announcement to staff: MEMO TO:        ALL STAFF FROM:            GENERAL MANAGER DATE:            2 […]

Rod Quinn Sightings

Rod Quinn Sightings

Extreme heat caused my computer to have a melt-down yesterday. There are disadvantages, after all, to having a writer’s garret in the roof. This prevented me from reporting that the editor of the Newcastle Herald, Rod Quinn, was not at his desk in Newcastle yesterday or the day before, and he has reportedly been sighted […]

Amanda Wilson and the Canberra Times

Amanda Wilson and the Canberra Times

The troops at the Canberra Times are feeling unloved since it was announced that the man they thought would be their next editor, Mick Millett, was going to the ABC instead. Doesn’t anyone want them? This morning the newsroom was abuzz with a rumour that betrays how nervous they are feeling. It was along the […]

Mick Millett's New Job

Mick Millett's New Job

Mick Millett, who has been Deputy Editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, has taken up a post as Director, Communications, at the ABC. In the ABC Corporate Structure this is a key role, and he moves in to it at a key time. The job is both internal and external communications, but perhaps most importantly […]

The West trawls the newsroom

The West trawls the newsroom

The West Australian is trawling the newsroom, and further afield, to find a replacement for departed editor Paul Armstrong. This message went out to staff today: Dear All, Bob Cronin has urged staff who believe they are up to the task to apply for the vacant editor’s position. I also encourage our people to apply […]

Paul Armstrong and the Modern Newspaper Editor

Paul Armstrong and the Modern Newspaper Editor

My taken on Paul Armstrong’s departure as editor of the West Australian will be in Crikey today.

The Canberra Times Editorship

The Canberra Times Editorship

Michael Millett, presently deputy editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, has confirmed that he has been offered the editorship of the Canberra Times. “I’m still making up my mind,” he said to me a few moments ago, but declined to say what factors he was weighing up in making the decision. An announcement is expected […]