Goodsir scores SMH editor-in-chief gig

Goodsir scores SMH editor-in-chief gig
SHARE
THIS



Fairfax has promoted The Sydney Morning Herald’s news director, Darren Goodsir, to editor-in-chief of the masthead.

Goodsir (pictured), who started his career as a News Limited copyboy in 1985, replaces Sean Aylmer who was promoted to director of business media last week.

Director of news media at Fairfax, Garry Linnell, said: “Darren is an outstanding newsroom leader and was a clear choice for the role. He has an instinctive understanding of our audiences and what they expect from the Herald – across all of its publishing platforms.

“He is also an intuitive newsman who has earned an enormous amount of respect from his peers throughout the industry. Everyone knows Darren as the sort of editor who will fiercely defend the independence of the Herald and its journalists.”

Goodsir added: “The SMH has a proud tradition of being an independent source of news and I am committed to giving our readers the very best journalism in the nation.”

His resume includes time at a number of major news mastheads, including The Australian, he spent two years as press and policy advisor for the NSW Police Commissioner and has worked in Hong Kong.

He first joined Fairfax in 1997, spent six months covering in Bali covering the bombings and has held numerous positions including chief of staff and national security reporter.

Having once been police reporter for The Daily Telegraph, he has published two true-crime novels. ABC miniseries Blue Murder was based on one of his novels.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

THIS
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media

Meet Your Judges For The 2018 B&T Awards!

B&T is calling this year's awards judges probably the finest ever assembled. As a chamber choir, arguably less so.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Are You Dragging The Wrong People Into Pointless Meetings?
  • Opinion

Are You Dragging The Wrong People Into Pointless Meetings?

Donna McGeorge (pictured below) is a speaker and  mentor who helps people make their work work. McGeorge is also author of The 25-Minute Meeting: Half the Time, Double the Impact. In her latest guest post for B&T, McGeorge offers her tips on avoiding every workers’ hell- the pointless meeting… We all complain about having to attend too […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Francis Leach Joins The New Daily As Sports Editor
  • Media

Francis Leach Joins The New Daily As Sports Editor

Famed sports reporter Francis Leach has joined online publisher The New Daily as sports editor. A prolific broadcaster, journalist and program host, Leach brings his encyclopedic knowledge of sport and no-holds-barred critical analysis to the role. “Let’s face it, sport these days is big business. I’m interested in connecting and contextualising sport with the big […]

AIME Appoints Eleven To Champion 2019 Vision
  • Advertising
  • Media

AIME Appoints Eleven To Champion 2019 Vision

Eleven has been appointed to manage all PR for the Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings & Event (AIME) 2019, the leading show for the business events industry. Selected by Talk2 Media & Events, Eleven will drive a global PR campaign, working with sister agency FleishmanHillard, to leverage international media networks across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East […]

Fox Sports Alexa Skill Launches In Alexa Skills Store
  • Media
  • Technology

Fox Sports Alexa Skill Launches In Alexa Skills Store

Australian sports fans can now tune into Fox Sports News live on their Amazon Echo device. From today, Alexa users will be able to add the new Fox Sports Alexa skill to their daily routine by asking “Alexa, play the Fox Sports live stream.” The Fox Sports Skill will deliver sports fans a live stream […]