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new editor for The Canberra Times

By Duke 22 February 2008 53

And not a moment too soon!  Leave your suggestions for new editor Peter Fray below.

I’ll start us off :

Dear Peter, as well as a generous round of sackings,  please give us more serious and entertaining news and stop focussing on every pinko, greenie, leftie, bleeding heart, nimby, animal-liberationist crank with an axe to grind.

All the best in your new position,

Luv Duke

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Pandy 7:18 am 12 Sep 08

Jessica Wrights puff piece has her uses:

Lining the budgie cage.

Aeek 11:07 pm 11 Sep 08

The website is heaps better now that its been Fairfaxed.

recondite 10:50 pm 11 Sep 08

Didn’t know about Barnett and Goward being married.

Thumper 1:38 pm 29 Feb 08

WhenI lived in Sale, Victoria, they had a pretty handy local rag called the Gippsland Times. A very good local rag.

Soon after I moved to canberra where they had a well respected paper, the Canberra Times. it too was very good.

Sadly, it is no longer the case for the CT.

Thumper 1:32 pm 29 Feb 08

What has anyone on this site done to contribute to public debate within the national capital

Keep reading sweetheart, the answer is heaps more than the canberra Times does these days!

wishuwell 12:51 pm 29 Feb 08

Raising the standard of the CT. Very simple. Page 3 girl.

Skidbladnir 12:41 pm 29 Feb 08

And now that Pryor is leaving…

Fashion Queen 12:33 pm 29 Feb 08

Its a shame that a certain person was hired due to her father being Tony Wright, because she certainly was not hired for her writing or research skills. I remember the painful read in one Sunday paper where the story just went… well…. nowhere….and was the writing style of a teenager. What an embarrassment. Ta

jemmy 2:04 am 26 Feb 08

Barnett is Pru Goward’s husband and a journalist from the 70s mould. The kindest thing the CT did was label him a writer instead of bigotted hack. A ranting Wilson Tuckey with extra mouth-frothing.

amelie 12:37 am 26 Feb 08

Sepi, I made a similar point before about the “brains” in Canberra. It is a small town, but not provincial.
OpenYourmind2, the Times is good, but not all that. You are right that a lot of stories from the CT find their way here though.
Gungahlin Al, agreed about the Barnett column on the sorry. Who is barnett?


Ari 1:17 pm 24 Feb 08


OpenYourMind2 12:53 pm 24 Feb 08

I can’t believe how much people pay out on Canberra Times. Firstly, let me make it clear the only association I have with them is that I am a customer who has it reliably delivered to his door at $1 a day.

I am extremely happy with the CT. I smirk at people on RiotACT paying out on the paper given that most of the stories on RA seem to be lifted from the CT or are equally parochial stories such as a club had a big line that got a little rough.

The Canberra Times has lots of Canberra news, great world news, great letters section, all the good comics, a reliable sports section, cars on Friday, Computers on Monday, some great reads in the weekend including travel stories and movie reviews, puzzles, sudoko, monster sudoko, finance and stock market, public service news, an excellent annual funrun and results, balanced opinion pieces (normally more left wing, but this is a left wing thinking town), some excellent recipes and restaurant reviews etc. etc.

What the hell are people complaining about?

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