Aug 10, 2012

Media briefs: Age exits mount … Kyle dodges ACMA … Hun’s VicRoads howler …

In today's Media Briefs: Hun's VicRoads howler II. ... Front Page of the Day ... The Department of Corrections ... Conroy says Whirlpool more accurate than AFR ... Obama, Critic-in-Chief of the news ...

Twenty senior writers leave The Age? Melbourne broadsheet The Age is confronting a talent crisis as over 20 senior writers — including a core group of editorial stars — head for the exit. Crikey has been told of 19 names that are queuing up to leave or have already left the building, raising fears the paper could become a hollow-log populated by skittish Generation Y videobloggers.

Crikey has decided not to name names until their applications have been ticked off by new editor Andrew Holden. But we can reveal that yesterday was respected media editor Kirsty Simpson’s last day and that she leaves happy and ready for new challenges. Simpson was appointed business editor in 2009 and managed to keep the section bubbling despite its insertion in rear reaches of the paper, before her move to a writing role in the media section. Earlier this week Crikey reported that Melbourne Life editor Lorna Edwards and Ray Cassin had already pressed the ejector button, adding to Tom Ormonde’s exit a few weeks ago.

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2 thoughts on “Media briefs: Age exits mount … Kyle dodges ACMA … Hun’s VicRoads howler …

  1. klewso

    The “The Hez (said, she said)” howler : how “committed” are they (Limited News) that they go to print with these sort of “political witch-hunts”, going off half-cocked, in “gottcha” mode – then bury corrections?

  2. Kevin Tyerman

    Speaking of media outlets getting their figures wrong:

    and the second time he’s won both the 100-metre and 200-metre races in successive Olympics
    While it is a great achievement by Usain Bolt, surely it is only the first time that he (or anyone) has done that….

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