Bridget Griffen Foley

Geoffrey Blainey reviews 'A Companion to the Australian Media' edited by Bridget Griffen-Foley

Geoffrey Blainey
26 February 2015

This impressive collection of knowledge ranges from the history of newspapers and the biographies of radio and television stars to the rise of media owners (the first of whom, Andrew Bent, arrived as a convict in 1812). It covers war reporting, food and sports coverage, children’s radio, blogging and podcasting, and even the life of the radio serial Blue Hills< ... More

Bridget Griffen-Foley reviews 'Stop the Presses!'

Bridget Griffen-Foley
23 September 2014

Fairfax Media, which has churned out millions of words since its beginnings in Sydney in the 1830s, has itself inspired hundreds of thousands of words in the last year or so. First came Colleen Ryan’s Fairfax: The Rise and Fall (June 2013), followed by Pamela Williams’ Killing Fairfax (July 2013). Now comes Stop the Presses! by Ben Hills, a ... More