Journalism

Feb 19, 2014

Newspaper editors at war: Crikey mediates Mitchell v Stutch

Chris Mitchell and Michael Stutchbury used to work together. Now their newspapers are at war, and it's getting personal. Crikey's media reporter mediates.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

This is rather something. In an editorial todayThe Australian calls on Fairfax chief Greg Hywood to “salvage the reputation” of The Australian Financial Review before “it’s completely shredded by the deranged output of senior reporter Neil Chenoweth”, who’s supposedly given free rein under the “the inattentive eye of AFR editor-in-chief Michael Stutchbury”.

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3 thoughts on “Newspaper editors at war: Crikey mediates Mitchell v Stutch

  1. Andybob

    Chris Mitchell knows the sound of his master’s voice.

  2. Will

    The Stutchnury-led plan to dumb down the AFR in order to chase News Corp marketshare through soft treatment and advertorial for big business and the lunatic appeasement like throwing away John Quiggin’s talents, was apparently all for naught. It couldn’t even buy him the conserv-o-cred to avoid a nasty aside. He’s now just another outsider like Guthrie, and everyone else removed from lollypop land, totally expendable and living at sufferance until the next Chris Mitchell tantrum.

    You only have to look at the sad contortions of Crikey alum Christian Kerr to see the palpable toxicity of the place under Mitchell’s leadership.

  3. Liamj

    To be savaged by News Corp(se) is a badge of honour, hopefully Stutchbury  will further his rehabilitation by giving the ATO some tips on how to nail the yank tax dodger and his local muppets.

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