Apr 12, 2018

What does life look like after editing a major metro newspaper?

The ivory tower of academia is very attractive to a lot of former newspaper editors, but it's not the only hotspot.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Former Sydney Morning Herald editor Judith Whelan

Editing a newspaper, or any newsroom, is a pretty particular and unusual job. It puts you at the very head of the journalism profession. It's demanding and high-stakes, and often (but not always), when editors leave, it's not their choice.

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3 thoughts on “What does life look like after editing a major metro newspaper?

  1. MJM

    Michelle Grattan was editor of The Canberra Times for some time. I seem to recall that she was the first woman to be editor of a metropolitan newspaper. She is now a Fellow at the University of Canberra and chief political correspondent for The Conversation.

  2. AR

    A roll call of enablers, hacks, toadies and suck-ups.
    For more than two decades they pushed the worst neolib bullshit and penned the paeans of praise to the robber barons of the time.
    When the tiger they’d been riding felt peckish, we were suddenly expected to feel sorry.
    By their subsequent employments we may know them.

  3. CL

    Maybe it’s a media gig, but the CEO of the Melbourne Press Club is Mark Baker, formerly editor of The Canberra Times and The Age.

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