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Mar 21, 2018

‘Journalists are miserable’ … Tele defends Rush story … Fifield advises against dropping the C bomb …

Former Fairfax editorial director Sean Aylmer has called journalists "insecure" and "miserable", while describing how he needed to pull back from being "too honest" in talking about restructures at the media giant because of leaks to rival outlets.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Fairfax boss: Journalists are 'miserable'. Former Fairfax editorial director Sean Aylmer has called journalists "insecure" and "miserable", while describing how he needed to pull back from being "too honest" in talking about restructures at the media giant because of leaks to rival outlets. Aylmer was speaking at an event hosted by content strategy company Filtered Media yesterday, and Mumbrella reported some of his comments:

For me, what I was doing was effectively making people redundant and downsizing and trying to explain this to a news room of cynical, smart journalists. As soon as I lied, I mean I never lied, but as soon as I stretched the truth, you're in all sorts of trouble.

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2 thoughts on “‘Journalists are miserable’ … Tele defends Rush story … Fifield advises against dropping the C bomb …

  1. EG

    Re the C bomb on Tonightly.
    Greg Larson the perpetrator, is a dark comic genius, his interview with Mark Latham earlier in the series was brilliant TV.

  2. Nudiefish

    Being offended by something is not illegal.

    I’m offended by this LNP government all the damn time yet none of them ever get locked up.

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