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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 11:51 am
Media Watch executive producer Tim Palmer has quit after less than one year:
He did not return phone calls yesterday.
There was no announcement about Palmer’s replacement at Media Watch, nor was Kim Dalton, the ABC’s director of television, available to comment.
UPDATE. And in other excellent media news:
One of Australia’s best journalists, Garry Linnell, has joined The Daily Telegraph as editor at large, spearheading the paper’s coverage of news and current affairs.
UPDATE II. The former Media Watch guy reflects on his glorious reign:
Palmer nominates stories about the poor standards of new forms of media as his most significant. The program has exposed cases of lousy fact checking and has followed trivial stories about polar bears … to expose the way media outlets have let standards drop in their online departments.
So among Media Watch’s most significant stories – about declining standards in online media – was a piece essentially replicating something previously published on the web. Well done!
UPDATE III. Monica jumps:
Monica Attard, the presenter of ABC television’s Media Watch, will step down from the program at the end of the current season, in November.
“Two years is long enough. It’s an extremely taxing program to make, Media Watch, and I have also been presenting Sunday Profile (on ABC radio) all year too”.
It is an extremely taxing program to make. Just ask taxpayers.