Compilation, comment by Barry Tucker 0000000000 January 22, 2013
An internal power struggle is causing the knitting to unravel at The Global Mail.
Founding editor Monica Attard (five Walkley Awards) lost in a power struggle with CEO Jane Nicholls three months after launch (February, 2012).
The Global Mail’s Middle East correspondent Jess Hill was retrenched before Christmas and a few weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Less than a year after launch, half the original staff have left or been sacked.
Those who have gone complained of incompetence, left-bias, bullying and nepotism (employing relatives and friends).
The venture was launched with a promised $15 million in funding over five years by Wotif founder Graeme Wood. Wood has also promised financial backing for The Guardian’s proposed Australian site.
Fear and loathing at The Global Mail, Matthew Knott, Crikey:
Cost cutting at Global Mail, Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook
Background, The Sydney Morning Herald, Editor leaves … after power struggle: