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Peter Fray Firms as a Front Runner

Margaret SimonsDec 5, 2008

Nothing certain yet on who will replace Alan Oakley as editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, but the rumour mill at the Canberra Times this morning has their recently a

Alan Oakley falls off the editors’ carousel

Margaret SimonsDec 4, 20082 Comments

What a rotten time to be an editor of a newspaper. This afternoon Sydney Morning Herald editor Alan Oakley either stepped down or was sacked, depending on who you listen to.

Starting Out.

Margaret SimonsDec 4, 20081 Comment

I was talking to a young journalist the other day who told me that she had recently gone out and organised herself a newspaper subscription - not because she needs it. She reads everyth

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Bidgood No Good? How About the Rest of Us?

Margaret SimonsDec 4, 20083 Comments

Some weird moral conundrums in the MP-photos affair, in which Labor backbencher James Bidgood flogged the photos he took of a man threatening to set himself alight on the lawns of Parli

Softly Softly Redundancies at News Limited

Margaret SimonsDec 3, 2008

"We will never slash the journalism," News Limited CEO John Hartigan told the audience at last Thursday's Walkley Awards - and was cheered in return by an audience enjoying every jibe a