Early editions of Guardian Oz disappointing

Compilation by Barry Tucker                    31 May, 2013

Alexandra Wake, a lecturer in journalism and a long-time reader of the Guardian Weekly and on-line versions, comments on the first few editions of the Australian edition, launched earlier this week, on Monday, 27 May.

This begs the question: does Australia need another paper for the left elite being staffed by journalism refugees from Fairfax and News Limited? Doesn’t the Australian public deserve something better? The man with the money behind The Guardian Australia is wotif founder Graeme Wood, who is also the money behind The Global Mail. For my money – and admittedly at the moment both publications are free – The Global Mail is a better product for Australians.

Alex WakeAlexandra Wake has been journalist for 25 years. She has worked in print, radio, television and online in Australia, South Africa, Ireland and Dubai. She works as a freelance broadcaster and teaches full-time at RMIT University. Alexandra is a member of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (journalists union) and is on the executive of the Journalism Education Association of Australia. In 2011 Alexandra was the Asia Pacific Academic Fellow for the Dart Centre. Her PhD is on journalism education by Australians outside Australia.

Read Alexander’s review in The Conversation. Links to more of her writing on Australia’s news media appear below the story.