By Ben Hills
It is now greater than 30 years for the reason that Graham Perkin’s tragically untimely loss of life, 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 twentieth century. In his 9 years on the helm of The Age, he reworked a venerable yet moribund rag right into a paper usually voted one of many world’s ten top broadsheets, along such nice titles as The Washington Post and The Times of London. He replaced eternally the best way that the media appears to be like at society, and how that folks relate to the media.
In this insightful, full of life biography, veteran investigative journalist and Walkley Award winner Ben Hills — who labored lower than Perkin’s editorship for 6 years — chronicles the existence and occasions of Australia’s such a lot influential newspaper editor, and the heritage of the newspaper to which he dedicated his great skills.
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 loss of life throes of the Whitlam executive, from formulaic, moth-balled reportage to socially liable investigative journalism, Breaking News paints a shiny photo of Graham Perkin’s notable occupation. it really is biography at its top, and the character and effort of this great, bluff cyclone of a guy jumps from the pages. such a lot of all, in spite of the fact that, it's a portrait of media strength, of the final of the nice editors who, through the strength in their convictions, made a distinction to society — a breed for whom there is not any position in today’s company media conglomerates, with their concentrate on cost-cutting and the non permanent final analysis.
A cracking tale in its personal correct, Breaking News is an engrossing learn, not just should you keep in mind Perkin and the golden age of Australian newspapers, but in addition for everybody who reads the paper or watches the inside track today.
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