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Eric Beecher — Chairman of Private Media (publisher of <em>Crikey</em>)

Eric Beecher

Chairman of Private Media (publisher of Crikey)

Eric is the chairman of Private Media, publisher of Crikey, and chairman of Solstice Media and The Wheeler Centre. He's been an editor and executive at Fairfax and News Corp.

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Beecher: the days of dirty secrets and blokey media culture are over

December 21, 2016 10 Comments

Over the past six months, that whistle has blown the lid off the culture of offensive male abuse in media (especially television) companies.

Beecher: civic journalism and the conspiracy of denial at the top

June 14, 2016 13 Comments

The demise of journalism as civic good is a defining story of this generation. Just don't expect to read about it.

Talk is cheap: we need action, not more hot air, on reform

August 27, 2015 13 Comments

Everyone agrees we need to reform Australia's institutions. But no one at yesterday's gabfest gave any specifics as to how to do it.

Beecher: the thrill of power

Beecher: the thrill of power

May 22, 2015 4 Comments

In the final installment of a five-part series, Private Media’s publisher looks at how media moguls wield power behind closed doors, and influence important societal outcomes.

Beecher: how to manage politicians

Beecher: how to manage politicians

May 21, 2015 4 Comments

In the fourth of a five-part series, Private Media's publisher answers the question, just how does Rupert Murdoch exercise such fearsome power over world leaders?

Beecher: the myth of Murdoch’s power

Beecher: the myth of Murdoch’s power

May 20, 2015 10 Comments

In the third part of a five-part series, Private Media's publisher says of course Rupert Murdoch does not sit there barking out orders to his editors about what he wants to see in the paper. He does not have to.

Beecher: the shadow of power

Beecher: the shadow of power

May 19, 2015 6 Comments

In part two of a five-part series on the power of media, Private Media's chairman examines how News Corp wields its considerable power.

Beecher: the rules of engagement

Beecher: the rules of engagement

May 18, 2015 7 Comments

In the first of a five-part series on the power of the media, Private Media's chairman reveals what happens when you cross Rupert Murdoch.

Beecher: Tony Abbott’s fate lies in this man’s hands

Beecher: Tony Abbott’s fate lies in this man’s hands

February 27, 2015 15 Comments

The most powerful man in Australian politics is not an elected politician. It's Chris Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Australian.

Beecher: we must ask tough questions about the ABC

Beecher: we must ask tough questions about the ABC

October 20, 2014 36 Comments

Why does the ABC exist in 2014? Crikey's chairman says some tough questions have to be asked before we can debate funding cuts to the public broadcaster.