More names continue to come in for our young editors list :

David Armstrong: The Bulletin at 37
Theodor Bray: The Courier-Mail at 37 in 1942. Retired after 26 years in 1968
Toni Hetherington: MX at 34
David Smith: The Telegraph (Brisbane) at 33 and The Courier-Mail at 37
Neil Travis: Daily Mirror at 28
Brett de Vine: Northern Territory News at 30

Meanwhile, a foreign correspondent writes:

Gday Crikey,

I read your column calling for “Dave Raves” and instantly recalled a very late evening in the NSW parliament. It involved a helluva lot of drinks, a long corridor, several members of the press gallery and a recycling bin, containing one Dave Penberthy. The memory of it kept people in laughs for weeks afterwards.

He’s an excellent journalist and a top bloke, and he’s going to be a great editor.


A Crikey lifer and WASP writes:

I was just reading the list of editors who’ve made it before 40, and a close look at the list reveals something interesting – not one non-Anglo-Saxon name amongst them! Why is this? Are the newspapers a haven for WASPs? Also, if you look at the credits after almost any ABC or commercial TV program, and you’ll see the same thing – hardly any “ethnic” names.

Given our strong multicultural influence since the 1940s, this unbalanced enthic blend is quite surprising and interesting. Any thoughts?


Where are the female editors?


A female ABC reporter writes:

Funny isn’t it that not one woman appears in the ever-burgeoning Crikey list of youngest-ever editors. While women wait in the wings patiently for upgrades, obviously we should be at the pub talking to the next rung up the ladder.

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