Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:52 PM
August 8, 2007 - 10:09PM
A Melbourne newspaper has again been named the Pacific region's major newspaper of the year, with the award going to The Age.
News Ltd's Herald Sun had for the previous two years won the major dailies and Sundays category at the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (PANPA) newspaper of the year awards.
But its Melbourne rival took the prize, with PANPA judges saying Fairfax's The Age had excelled in content, design, production and campaign journalism.
Highly commended in the category were the South China Morning Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sunday Mail.
The PANPA awards attract entries from across Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia.
FULL STORY - SOURCE
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:57 PM
Prison Break on 7
Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:02 PM
Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:57 PM
The width of the paper will be reduced by 5cm in the first half of next year, so hopefully that may coax you in to buying it.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:46 PM
Cheers for your time and involvement.
Edited by honesty, 20 August 2007 - 08:50 PM.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:50 PM
Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:01 PM
Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:22 PM
it's rather hard for me to place The Age into just one category. Is The Age 100% left-wing? No. Is it 100% centrist? No. I guess I'd say it's centre-left. But saying that, they have at least two columnists I'd say are right-wing, though most opinion pieces and letters tend to skew left. But obviously nothing is black and white. I'd say their coverage of the G20 protests in Melbourne last year, for-instance, came across to me as rather right-wing.
If I must choose one of the categories you've listed I'd probably say centrist, but "centre-left" better reflects my personal view.
Yes, to a degree. IMHO the Herald Sun is centre-right/right-wing, and when comparing the HS with TA the differences can be quite dramatic, especially when it comes to political coverage and opinion pieces/letters to the editor. But if the Herald Sun didn't exist would my opinion of the bias at The Age change? No. While the comparison to the HS factors, it ultimately, for me, comes down to what is in TA itself.
Hope some of that made sense
Good luck with everything!
Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:24 PM
Some critics also like to call it the Spring Street Soviet.
On an unrelated note, does anyone know if The Age has changed the paper it is printed on? I don't know if I'm going crazy, but since Monday the paper feels different somehow...
Edited by Korona 1969, 21 August 2007 - 07:25 PM.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:12 PM
Cheers for your time and involvement.
The Age can have a left leaning, but I dont think it's as extreme as the Herald Sun's right leanings. The Age does not have any Alan Bolt or Neil Mitchell. The Age is more centrist.
I don't think it really interferes with the way they cover news. They cover some topics in depth, such as public transport, infrastructure, aboriginal issues etc, but I think that is more because it's a higher quality product - the thinking person's newspaper.
Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:58 PM
Ean Higgins | September 15, 2007
THE Australian Jewish News has attacked Fairfax newspapers, accusing them and their Middle East correspondent of anti-Israeli bias.
The newspaper yesterday ran a news story, an opinion piece by Labor's Member for Melbourne Ports, Michael Danby, and two cartoons all lambasting Fairfax titles.
"The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald are highly influential newspapers, and their systematic anti-Israel bias has a real effect on public opinion in Australia," Mr Danby writes in AJN.
Mr Danby is particularly critical of The Age's editor-in-chief, Briton Andrew Jaspan.
"Under its current editor, The Age's liberalism has morphed into a peculiar sort of bitter and twisted extremism, borrowed from UK paper The Guardian."
Mr Danby, who is the only Jewish federal MP, attacks Middle East correspondent Ed O'Loughlin. "There's nothing funny about O'Loughlin's systematic bias against Israel," he says.
Jason Koutsoukis, The Sunday Age's Canberra bureau chief, is quoted in the Jewish News pledging to introduce "balanced" coverage when he takes over as Fairfax Media's Middle East correspondent.
"There's two sides to every story and I think we've got to tell both sides. Perhaps we've only been telling one side. That's been some of the concerns expressed to me by Jewish community leaders," he is quoted as saying.
Koutsoukis last night denied attacking O'Loughlin. "I was not quoted accurately ... and it does not reflect my views."
The editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, Alan Oakley, Jaspan and O'Loughlin did not return calls or emails.
Posted 22 September 2007 - 11:48 AM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:28 AM
I take this to mean the SMH will follow soonish as well?
Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:04 PM
i buy the sydney morning herald monday to friday (only occassionally on saturdays) and when i am in melbourne i buy the age - but i have to say the herald has better crosswords than the age.........
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