May 16, 2014

A third rising for New Matilda, but is there a path to sustainability?

New Matilda won't be folding after all. But it needs more money to do what it does best. Crikey speaks to new owner, Chris Graham, about what he has planned.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Whenever New Matilda folds, as it did in 2010 and again last week, the obituaries outline its successes and failures. Its investigations were worthy, but its finances were a mess. And yet, history shows it’s never wise to pronounce New Matilda dead too quickly. It has, again, come back from the brink.

The man responsible for the publication’s latest lease on life is maverick journalist Chris Graham, who lost his previous job when Tracker magazine was shut down in controversial circumstances not yet fully explained. Graham officially doesn’t start till Monday, but it takes Crikey a while to track him down. He’s juggling a few things, you see, and anticipates having to do that for a while, as he’s unlikely to make a living wage from New Matilda in the short term. “To be honest, it all happened quicker than I had planned,” he said.

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One thought on “A third rising for New Matilda, but is there a path to sustainability?

  1. Patrick Welcome

    How do you propose to get more people to subscribe to and read “New Matilda”

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