These are dark days for Australia's dying print media. This week Fairfax (SMH, The Age, Australian Financial Review) announced it will sack 125 journalists. In protest, Fairfax editorial staff will strike and not report on the up-coming federal budget.
When I was 8-years-old I declared I would write stories when I grew up. But as I didn’t know any authors, I suspected they might be mythical creatures, who lived in faraway lands. In any case, they definitely didn’t live in the suburbs of Adelaide.