The Guardian announces twin Australian appointments


By John Glenday, Reporter

February 11, 2013 | 2 min read

The Guardian has announced the appointment of Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy as the political and deputy political editors of its new Australian digital edition.

Set to launch in the coming weeks Guardian Australia will bolster the news organisations presence Down Under with commentary and on-the-ground reporting in the papers fourth largest market with 1.3m unique users.

Lenore Taylor, currently chief political correspondent of the Sydney Morning Herald, said: “I am proud to be part of a new voice in the Australian media, combining the Guardian's commitment to quality reporting with its innovative digital journalism.”

Katharine Murphy, currently national affairs correspondent of the Melbourne Age, said: “The Guardian is one of the world's pre-eminent news organisations and it has taken the values of quality journalism into the digital space. It is a great thrill for me to be joining Guardian Australia from its beginning.”

Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, said: “Lenore is one of the most respected journalists in the country, who consistently breaks agenda-setting stories. Katharine is one of the most innovative political journalists in Australia, with her daily liveblog and 'open' approach. They both bring great experience to their roles, which will be invaluable in this election year. They will be a huge asset to Guardian Australia”.


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