We hear that all is not well with News Corp staff in Brisbane. They’re concerned about the prospect of losing their editor, Chris Dore, just months after two well-liked baristas were shown the door (baristas and editors being equally important to the news-making business).

When and if Daily Tele editor Paul “Boris” Whittaker takes over from Chris Mitchell at the Oz, as is widely expected, it’s also expected that Dore will move to Sydney to take over Boris’ gig at the Tele. Dore has been at the Mail since 2013, and staff have been happy with the paper under his watch. But it’s not the only recent blow. Two highly regarded baristas at the building coffee shop have recently been let go, after the shop was taken over by chain Degani. So horrid is the prospect of sub-standard coffee that News Corp staff even started a petition was to get Sam and June’s jobs back. To considerable ongoing despair, it doesn’t appear to have had any impact yet.

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