Archive for June 23rd, 2009

Top editors meet for industry brainstorm

June 23, 2009

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand’s top editors have congregrated in Sydney this morning for the inaugural PANPA Editors’ Forum, hosted by KPMG.

Eleven newsroom leaders representing major News Ltd, Fairfax Media and APN News and Media mastheads and websites and the region’s biggest news agency have come together to discuss the future of newspapers, and hear from top KPMG minds about leadership in the current economic climate.

Mark Scott of the ABC also updated the editors about his company’s change journey and lessons for newspapers.

PANPA CEO Mark Hollands addresses the region's leading editors

PANPA CEO Mark Hollands addresses the region's leading editors

KPMG’s Rob Hogarth spoke about the GFC’s effects on climate change and sustainability, senior partner James Hunter gave editors a framework for cost analysis in newspapers, and James Allt-Graham presented on the topic: “Releasing people with dignity”.

Editors present:

Liz Deegan, Sunday Mail, Brisbane
Simon Dulhunty, Sun-Herald, Sydney
Louise Evans, The Australian
Peter Fray, Sydney Morning Herald
Phil Gardner, Herald & Weekly Times, Melbourne
Tony Gillies, Australian Associated Press
David Higgins,
Garry Linnell, Daily Telegraph, Sydney
Hugh Martin, APN Online
Rod Quinn, Canberra Times
Nick Wrench, Dominion Post, Wellington