16 Nov. 2007

Teh Bestest Journaminimalism Evuh!

What a joke. The GG has been voted Newspaper of The Year - by Rupert Murdoch!
More than 300 guests from across News Limited attended the black-tie dinner in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra, presided over by News Corporation chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch...

The News Awards are the region's richest with a prize pool of more than $100,000.
Well, they would be, wouldn't they? But why on earth do they get to use the Great Hall in Parliament House for this self-adulation? Can't Rupert afford his own digs? Can I use the Great Hall for MY next party?

Interestingly, none of the political heavies in the editorial room seem to have won any awards. How sad.