Monthly Archives: September 2013

The future of news starts now

Re: subediting at Bendigo Advertiser, a detail in an earlier post, ‘I buried the lead’. On 18 September, I sent Rod Case, the editor of the Addy, a list of questions about the newspaper’s new production system.I asked: How many … Continue reading

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Archive fever (the box room)

‘Archive Fever’, a fascinating radio documentary on personal and public archival collections was broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Hindsight yesterday afternoon. Lyn Gallacher was the producer and I was one of the guests. Lyn asked to interview me because she … Continue reading

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I buried the lead

In August 1975, Rupert Murdoch launched a racy tabloid in Melbourne. The Daily Truth was a family-friendly version of News Limited’s twice-weekly rag The Truth. It was printed and published, at 402 La Trobe Street, by a Mr Keith Linden … Continue reading

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Live blog 3018

It’s dark now in 3018. Our little bit of Gellibrand has retired. The polling booths are shut. Around the corner at Altona College, they’ll be counting the votes: the serious boy with the monkish hairdo and the purple T-shirt; the … Continue reading

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The anti-workplace

Is maternity leave a ‘workplace entitlement’? Joe Hockey, the coalition’s Treasurer-in-waiting, has argued persuasively that it is. A woman earning $100,000 a year gets more holiday pay than a woman earning half that sum. She gets more sick pay too. … Continue reading

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