Mumbrella have a piece on the Queen of the Press Gallery moving to semi-retirement.
One of Australia’s leading political reporters Michelle Grattan has resigned from The Age to a position of professorial fellow with the University of Canberra.
In her new role she will continue to operate as a journalist, writing for The Conversation as the website’s associate editor (politics) and chief political correspondent and commenting in radio and television.
Not getting any younger it’s probably a good move all around.
UPDATE 04/01/13 16:22: Painfully late in the day UC’s had something to say on the subject:
Michelle Grattan, who is currently the political editor of The Age newspaper, will take on a diverse role which will include teaching and research projects in politics and political communication, lecturing, public commentary and strategic advice.
Alongside her academic role, and with the agreement of the University, she will continue as a practising journalist, joining The Conversation as Associate Editor (Politics) and Chief Political Correspondent and commenting in radio and television.
The University has admired Michelle Grattan’s contribution to her profession for many years, and in 1994 recognised this with an honorary doctorate from the University.