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Michelle Grattan AO (born 1936), Australian journalist, was the first woman to become editor of an Australian metropolitan daily newspaper. Specialising in political journalism, Grattan has written and edited for many significant Australian newspapers. Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... This is a list of Australian newspapers - see also * Australian Newspapers Online. ...

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Career

Grattan was recruited by The Age newspaper in 1970, and joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 1971. In 1976, Grattan was appointed the Chief Political Correspondent for The Age, a position she would hold until 1993. After leaving The Age in 1993, Grattan was appointed the Editor of The Canberra Times, becoming the first female editor of a metropolitan daily newspaper in Australia. After two years in this position, she returned to The Age, where she became the Political Editor. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Canberra Press Gallery (officially called the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery) is the name given to the approximately 180 journalists and their support staff, including producers, editors and camera crews, who report the workings of the Parliament of Australia. ... The Canberra Times newspaper was founded in 1926 in Canberra, Australia by Arthur Shakespeare. ...


In 1996, Grattan joined The Australian Financial Review as a senior writer, and three years later, was appointed Chief Political Correspondent at The Sydney Morning Herald. Grattan returned to The Age in 2002 as a columnist, and was made Political Editor and Bureau Chief in 2004. The Australian Financial Review is the leading business newspaper in Australia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Grattan is one of the most respected journalists in Australia. In 2004, magazine The Reader published "Australia's first Bias-O-Meter", rating the political bias of various prominent Australian journalists. Grattan was placed in the "straight-as-a-die" category, with her only bias being "towards truth in political coverage." [1] Grattan has co-authored several books, including Can Ministers Cope? [2] and Reformers [3], and has edited collections such as Australian Prime Ministers [4] and Reconciliation [5].


Honours

In 1988, Grattan was awarded the Graham Perkin Award as the Australian Journalist of the Year. In the Australia Day Honours in 2004, Grattan was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her long and distinguished service to Australian journalism. A Walkley Award for Journalism Leadership was awarded to Grattan in 2006. Grattan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland's School of Journalism and Communication. Anniversary Day redirects here. ... Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... The Walkley Award for Journalism Leadership recognises outstanding acts of courage and bravery in the practice of journalism. ... The University of Queensland (UQ) is the longest-established university in the state of Queensland, Australia, a member of Australias Group of Eight, and the Sandstone Universities. ...


Notes

  1. ^  Bias-O-Meter, Bolt, Beecher and Islam. Crikey.com.au. Retrieved on June 2, 2005.
  2. ^  Weller, Patrick & Grattan, Michelle (1981). Can ministers cope? : Australian federal ministers at work. Hutchinson of Australia. ISBN 0-09-137690-4. 
  3. ^  Bowman, Margaret & Grattan, Michelle (1989). Reformers : shaping Australian society from the 60s to the 80s. Collins Dove. ISBN 0-85924-775-9. 
  4. ^  Grattan, Michelle (ed) (2000). Australian prime ministers. New Holland. ISBN 1-86436-671-0. 
  5. ^  Grattan, Michelle (ed) (2000). Reconciliation: essays on Australian reconciliation. Bookman Press. ISBN 1-86395-186-5. 

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External links

  • Opinion: Michelle Grattan. The Age. Retrieved on June 2, 2005.

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References

  • About Michelle Grattan. Radio National Breakfast. Retrieved on June 2, 2005.

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Grattan was recruited by The Age newspaper in 1970, and joined the press gallery in Canberra in 1971.
Grattan returned to The Age in 2002 as a columnist, and was made Political Editor and Bureau Chief in 2004.
Grattan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland's School of Journalism and Communication.
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