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Dec 18, 2012

Where are they now: Tracking the exodus from Fairfax, News Ltd

Around 1000 editorial jobs have disappeared from the Australian media this year, according to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance -- including an estimated 280 from Fairfax and 5

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Around 1000 editorial jobs have disappeared from the Australian media this year, according to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance — including an estimated 280 from Fairfax and 500 from News Limited. During 2012, Crikey has detailed the flight from Fairfax and migration from the Murdoch stable. Now we’re tracking where those reporters, subeditors and photographers have gone.

We’ll keep the list updated as more names roll in…

Fairfax

The Sydney Morning Herald:

Peter Fray (editor-in-chief) – Media consultant. Advised Australian Associated Press on the AAP Exclusive freelance roster. Board member at Choice and the Australian Science Media Centre.

Amanda Wilson (editor) – Has completed a company directors’ course and hosted a storytelling workshop at an Ubud yoga retreat.

Julian Lee (media writer) – Media relations advisor and journalist, Community and Public Sector Union.

Kelly Burke (journalist) — Media officer, NSW Fair Trading.

Leonie Lamont (business writer) – Senior communications advisor, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workforce Agency (EOWA). Will join the office of NSW Planning & Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard in 2013 as a media advisor.

Greg Bearup (Good Weekend reporter) – Feature writer, The Weekend Australian Magazine.

Ian Verrender (business columnist) – Business commentator, Eureka Report.

Debra Jopson (rural affairs) — Freelance, including The Global Mail.

David Marr (senior writer) — Currently walking the Camino de Santiago.

Andrew Stevenson (education editor) – Communications consultant. Also on AAP Exclusive freelance roster.

David Humphries (senior writer) – On AAP Exclusive freelance roster.

Mark Metherell (health correspondent) – Freelance, including the Croakey blog.

Peter Kerr (executive editor) — Executive director of Asia Link (University of Melbourne think tank).

Malcolm Brown (senior writer) — Panning to walk from Sydney to Dubbo and write about his experiences.

Greg Hassall (The Guide editor)– On AAP Exclusive freelance roster.

Scott Rochfort (business journalist) – Senior communications consultant, QBE Insurance.

Matthew Moore (urban affairs editor) — Senior media specialist, City of Sydney (will begin in new year).

Adele Horin (columnist and journalist) – Creating a website for baby boomers on issues around ageing/retirement.

Geesche Jacobsen (legal affairs reporter) — Media advisor, NSW Attorney General Greg Smith.

Deborah Smith (science editor) – Journalist, University of NSW.

Charles Purcell (arts reporter) — On AAP Exclusive freelance roster.

David Humphries (senior writer) — On AAP Exclusive freelance roster.

Helen Greenwood (food writer) — On AAP Exclusive freelance roster.

Daniel Dasey (special reports editor) — Copy writer,  JG Communication (Stockholm PR/advertising agency).

Sascha Molitorisz (feature writer) — Academic, teaching media studies at UNSW and NYU’s Sydney campus.

Michael Cockerill (football writer) – Associate editor, Football Australia.

Greg Growden (reugby writer) — Rugby writer and analyst, ESPN.

Liz Hannan (senior writer)– Media advisor, NSW health minister Jillian Skinner.

Ellie Harvey (journalist) — Studying US politics at Georgetown University.

Wendy Frew (arts reporter) –  Journalist, UTS Marketing and Communication Unit.

Joel Gibson (opinion editor) — News editor, One Big Switch.

Clare Morgan (arts editor) — Publicist, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Jim O’Rourke (Sun Herald)– Media advisor, NSW citizenship and communities minister Victor Dominello.

Jen Rosenberg (education reporter) — National media manager, Australian Catholic University.

The Age:

Paul Ramadge (editor-in-chief) — Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University.

Farah Farouque (law and justice editor) — Senior Advisor, Public Affairs & Policy, Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Carolyn Jones (senior editor)– Administration manager, Melbourne Press Club.

Reid Sexton (state political reporter) —  Media advisor, beyondblue.

Misha Schubert (Sunday Age political editor) — Communications manager, Reconciliation Australia (campaign for indigenous constitutional recognition).

Simon Mann (senior writer) – Editor, The Citizen (online journalism publication, University of Melbourne).

Roslyn Guy (associate editor) — Journalism academic, Monash University.

Raymond Gill (arts writer) — Has a book contract with Hardie Grant.

Nicole Brady (Sunday Age senior writer) — Communications consultant and social commentator on 3AW. Starting a Masters in public health next year.

Shaun Carney (associate editor) – Columnist, Herald Sun.

Tom Hyland (Sunday Age international editor) — Freelance and casual subeditor at Pagemasters.

Veronica Ridge (Life and Style editor) — Casual subeditor, Pagemasters.

Andrew Cooke (news editor) — Casual subeditor, Pagemasters.

Jo Chandler (senior writer) — Freelance and honorary fellow at Deakin University.

Ian Munro (senior writer) – Editor, Metro Media Publishing/Fairfax community newspapers.

Gary Tippet (senior writer) – Editor, Metro Media Publishing/Fairfax community newspapers.

News Limited

The Australian:

Michael Sainsbury (China correspondent) — Journalist, The Daily Mail (UK).

Adam Cresswell (health editor) — Communications director, National Health Performance Authority.

Greg Callaghan (deputy editor, Weekend Australian Magazine) — Deputy editor, Good Weekend.

Amanda Meade (media writer) — Freelance.

Christine Jackman (social affairs editor) — On AAP Exclusive roster.

Leigh Dayton (science editor) — On AAP Exclusive roster.

George Megalogenis (senior writer) — Freelance.

Caroline Overington (senior writer) — Associate editor,  Australian Women’s Weekly.

Seamus Phelan (subeditor) — Subeditor, Pagemasters.

Kerrie Murphy (TV editor) — Working in personal training.

Herald Sun:

Simon Pristel (editor) — News director, Channel Seven News Melbourne.

Peter Flaherty (features editor) — Media manager, WorkSafe Victoria.

Geoff Wilkinson (crime reporter) — Member of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council.

Ashley Gardiner (journalist) — Media advisor, Vic education minister Martin Dixon.

Anne Wright (journalist) — Media and External Relations Coordinator, Oxfam.

* If you are aware of any any names not on the list, please let us know anonymously.

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