Class Act: A Life of Creighton Burns by John Tidey

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May 2012, no. 341

Class Act: A Life of Creighton Burns by John Tidey

Reviewed by
May 2012, no. 341

Newspapers, they say, are in the throes of ‘far-reaching structural change’, a euphemism for ‘extinction’ that arouses complacency in the breasts of the e-literate; fury in those of the technophobes. But one only has to take a slightly longer view to realise that the golden age of newspapers, over which Creighton Burns presided as editor of TheAge, may have only ever been a transitory phase.

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