By Ben Hills
It is now greater than 30 years due to the fact Graham Perkin’s tragically untimely dying, yet his legacy lives on in each nook of the Australian media. Perkin was once, with no query, the country’s maximum editor of the 20 th century. In his 9 years on the helm of The Age, he reworked a venerable yet moribund rag right into a paper frequently voted one of many world’s ten most sensible broadsheets, along such nice titles as The Washington Post and The Times of London. He replaced endlessly the best way that the media appears to be like at society, and how that individuals relate to the media.
In this insightful, lively biography, veteran investigative journalist and Walkley Award winner Ben Hills — who labored less than Perkin’s editorship for 6 years — chronicles the existence and occasions of Australia’s such a lot influential newspaper editor, and the background of the newspaper to which he dedicated his super abilities.
From a bit city in Victoria’s dusty Mallee to the door of the Fairfax boardroom, from the twilight of the Menzies period to the demise throes of the Whitlam executive, from formulaic, moth-balled reportage to socially in charge investigative journalism, Breaking News paints a bright photo of Graham Perkin’s outstanding occupation. it's biography at its most sensible, and the character and effort of this significant, bluff cyclone of a guy jumps from the pages. so much of all, even if, it's a portrait of media energy, of the final of the nice editors who, by means of the strength in their convictions, made a distinction to society — a breed for whom there isn't any position in today’s company media conglomerates, with their concentrate on cost-cutting and the non permanent base line.
A cracking tale in its personal correct, Breaking News is an engrossing learn, not just in case you take into accout Perkin and the golden age of Australian newspapers, but additionally for everybody who reads the paper or watches the inside track today.
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