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The News Team
Code: 95  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Alex Mitchell, Sam de Brito, Lachlan Harris (facilitator)
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Sam de Brito’s Hello Darkness is a novel set in the newsrooms of a large organization that sounds suspiciously like News Ltd. As a young journalist from the same stable Alex Mitchell had some of the best jobs around, including being part of the Sunday Times team that exposed Kim Philby, yet he give it all away to become editor of a Trotskyite daily in London. They talk to Lachlan Harris about the excitement and the hazards of journalism – in all its forms.

Alex Mitchell (Australian)

Alex Mitchell is an Australian journalist. His account of his 50-year career in journalism and politics is called Come The Revolution: A memoir. Alex’s life in newspapers as an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent and columnist contributed to his passionate political convictions. He became editor of Britain’s first Trotskyist daily newspaper and was witness to its rise and fall. He was state political editor of The Sun-Herald until 2007 and is now a freelance.

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Sam de Brito (Australian)

Sam de Brito is a writer and journalist from Sydney who has spent more than a decade writing for newspapers, TV and film. He currently steers the long-running national Fairfax blog All Men Are Liars, and writes a column of the same name for The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age. Sam is the author of No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty, No Sex With Your Ex, Building a Better Bloke, The Lost Boys and most recently, Hello Darkness.

Lachlan Harris (Australian)

Lachlan Harris is a columnist with The Sunday Telegraph, a regular commentator on politics and the media, and the co-founder of One Big Switch. Between 2007 and 2010 Lachlan was senior press secretary to former prime minister Kevin Rudd. Prior to working in politics, Lachlan was the legal correspondent for the Koori Mail and editor of the Australian Indigenous Law Report. In his proudest achievement Lachlan was also the founder of Budgy Smuggler swimwear.

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