Tips and rumours

Feb 25, 2013

Tips and rumours

Tingle heads to SMH/Age? Who will replace Lenore Taylor, Michelle Grattan and Katharine Murphy in Fairfax's Canberra bureau? Crikey hears the

Tingle heads to SMH/Age? Who will replace Lenore Taylor, Michelle Grattan and Katharine Murphy in Fairfax’s Canberra bureau? Crikey hears the big wigs in the Metro Media division have The Australian Financial Review political editor Laura Tingle in their sights. Sean Aylmer and Andrew Holden, editors-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, are said to be in search of a big name — a commentator with gravitas and a reputation for reliability.

Tingle certainly fits the bill, though she insists she’s got no plans to leave. “I’m well and truly ensconced at The Fin,” the press gallery veteran told Crikey. We also hear The SMH‘s political and international editor, Peter Hartcher, will be encouraged to ramp up his federal politics coverage and spend more time in Canberra.

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. Gavin Moodie

    Thanx for the tip about test match sofa. I’ve been hunting the radio waves for a broadcast of the Australia v India cricket test series and have so far been relying on cricinfo, which I enjoy, but is not so good in the dark when I should be sleeping.

  2. michael r james

    We can only hope Laura Tingle shifts over to the Smhage, especially as the Fin has reneged on their claim, during their last paywall rejig, that her pieces would be open access.

    It would have been logical to have promoted Phil Coorey to replace Grattan but I guess he just got fed up waiting for the curmudgeon “doyen” to retire. Another loss entirely down to atrocious judgment of Fairfax management.

    And really, do we want more Hartcher? No. OTOH it is hard not to imagine he will not feel threatened if they do bring over Tingle.

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