We’ve noticed another interesting comment form new Age editor, Andrew Jaspan, to industry mag Media Week, which we overlooked in our Friday story. The interview said:
Jaspan’s attraction for the post at The Age was the chance to run one of world’s great broadsheet newspapers. “Michael Gawenda ran the paper as editor for nearly eight years. I was told he brought a great deal of stability after the Bruce Guthrie and other’s years when the paper was all over the place.”
Hmmm, that’s a harsh comment from the new editor, especially as some readers of The Age might think the paper looks “all over the place” at the moment under Jaspan’s stewardship.
But perhaps Jaspan just like to do thing a bit differently. For example instead of honouring the long standing Fairfax/News Ltd war, Jaspan apparently call up Herald Sun editor for a friendly chat every now and then.
These calls have been the subject of great humour at Blunden’s editorial meetings, as he and his henchman wonder how Jaspan can be so daft.