Jul 11, 2011 founder speaks on Attard’s Global Mail

Internet entrepreneur Graeme Wood has again re-entered the realm of public debate, emerging as the key philanthropic funder of Monica Attard's new online news venture.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Internet entrepreneur Graeme Wood has again entered the realm of public debate, emerging as the key bankroller of Monica Attard’s new online journalism venture.

Crikey can reveal the founder, whose personal wealth is valued at about $372 million, has provided the seed money for The Global Mail, set to launch in January or February next year.

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5 thoughts on “ founder speaks on Attard’s Global Mail

  1. shitesherlock

    There’s always a profit angle. How else do you stay solvent in the long run. Guess, they’ll figure that out. Either way, THIS looks like an interesting development which, I think is definitely needed in the online news service in Australia.

  2. Sophie Black

    Ed: This story originally mentioned that Angela Catterns was also involved in this project — that is wrong, she is not connected in any way. We’ve since amended the copy.

  3. Andrew Pegler

    a philanthropic spanner in the works? I think we can only expect more as the media contracts and the very rich seek either influence or just to do old fashioned good.. ’member that?

  4. [email protected]

    Next time you’re near Graeme Wood and Monica Attard, can you kiss their feet for me? It’s just such a relief, in these days of Murdoch’s attempts at full-spectrum internet journalism domination, that we see green shoots like this emerge.

  5. PatriciaWA

    Andrew Pegler, yes, I remember that. Sad that Robert Holmes a Court’s ventures into newspaper publishing came to nothing when died prematurely and intestate. I wonder how different the West Australian and the wider Australian mediascape would look today, had he lived.

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