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Nov 6, 2012

The Power Index: Chris Mitchell, the country’s most influential journo

If Julia Gillard scores an unlikely victory at the next election, there's something she can look forward to during her next term as prime minister: Chris Mitchell retiring from his post

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

If Julia Gillard scores an unlikely victory at the next election, there’s something she can look forward to during her next term as prime minister: Chris Mitchell retiring from his post as editor-in-chief of The Australian.

At least that’s what Mitchell predicts. The paper’s 50th anniversary in mid-2014, he says, would be the logical time to begin the handover to his heir apparent Clive Mathieson. “I’m 56 this year — I don’t want to do it forever,” Mitchell tells The Power Index during an interview in his office at News Limited’s Holt St headquarters in Sydney.

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