"The good news and bad news about the state of quality journalism"
Eric Beecher started his career in newspapers as a journalist on The Age newspaper in Melbourne.
He later worked at The Sunday Times and The Observer in London and The Washington Post in the
US . In 1984, at age 33, he became the youngest - ever editor of the Sydney Morning Herald , and in
1987 was appointed editor-in-chief of the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group. In 1990 he
became a founder , CEO and major shareholder in The Text Media Group, a public company which
produced newspapers, magazines and books, which was acquired by Fairfax Media in 2003. In 2003
he formed Private Media Partners, which acquired crikey.com.au in 2005. Since then he has been a
founding shareholder and chairman of three further online media ventures: SmartCompany.com.au ,
EurekaReport.com.au and BusinessSpectator.com . In 2000 he delivered the annual Andrew Olle
Media Lecture and in 2007 was awarded the Walkley Award for Journalistic Leadership.
Date: Thursday 15 August 2019
Time: 7.15am to conclude at 9.00am
Cost: Seat $70 / Table of 10 $650
Jewish Museum of Australia
26 Alma Road, St Kilda, Vic, 3184
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