Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Change in the Wind Again

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Change in the Wind Again

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A COUPLE of months ago I made the difficult decision to stand down as editor of The Observer.

I am a journalist at heart and prefer a hands on role, but I will stay on as deputy editor, wing-man so to speak, and have the opportunity to write again.

I've missed that.

Our new editor, starts in four weeks and for the first time since I started here, we will have a fully staffed newsroom.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the team here at The Observer.

Like so many organisations and businesses, we have been constantly understaffed and their commitment has been nothing short of humbling.

Most people would have no idea of the 11 hour days most reporters work and they do it without hesitation - weekends and public holidays included.

Since I began here in August last year, I have employed four journalists. Two of them have been mature-aged locals and that has been a very deliberate decision.

Greg Bray is finding his feet after being with us for a couple of months and this week we welcomed Glen Porteous to our team. …

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