Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Society

And the Editor is …

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So it wasn’t Martine, Ellen, Steve or Mike?.

The new Editor of Mercury is current Cairns Post Editor Andrew Holman.

What mUmBRELLA said about Andrew Holman when he was appointed Cairns Post Editor in May last year: HERE

Day editor Martine Haley has been appointed deputy editor.

Picture from HERE

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Angus

    December 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    The headline thing is a difficult one. As you would be aware, some sections of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community refer (quite proudly) to themselves as “blacks”. In my experience that has tended to be the more militant section of the community. Other parts of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community do not use the term, and may view it with some distaste.

    Should you use a term that a community has proudly used in its own media releases?

    In my experience, I shied away from it. “Black” is certainly shorter and more to the point than “Aboriginal”. But it felt a little weird writing it, even though it was in the press release in front of me.

    I would generally counsel against using the term, except in direct quotes.

  2. moo

    December 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    If you all think racism is bad here in Tassie, it is unspeakable in Cairns – truly appalling.

  3. PB

    December 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    This is not the first time the Mercury has denigrated the first people of Tasmania:

    http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2009/09/18/97945_tasmania-news.html

    Anyone offended by the Mercury’s racist overtones should lodge a complaint with the Press Council:

    http://www.presscouncil.org.au/contact-us/

  4. pilko

    December 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    The Mercury Facebook site have removed all posts criticising yesterdays “Blacks Urge Shoot probe” article headline.

    The Mercury have posted this invitation (below) on their facebook and twitter sites.

    ….. “Folks, if you’ve got some constructive feedback, please contact us – or write a letter to the editor: http://fb.me/1dbNmFHSw“……

    The Mercury clearly havent got the courage to deal with criticism in the public domain preferring to try and deal with it in private. None of the criticisms i read or posted myself were that harsh. So why the glass jaw?
    The offending headline was published for the public to consume in the most public way (hard copy and online) but the Mercury arent prepared to canvass the publics criticism in the public domain. Why?

  5. socratesdancing

    December 22, 2011 at 8:19 am

    @pilko, good Lord! I had to check I wasn’t looking at archives on a microfiche screen in the library. Is Andrew Bolt writing for the Mercury now?
    Are they making ‘Hey, Hey’ in Hobart?
    Or maybe they had to word it that way as they are not allowed to advertise a popular cheese brand.
    Returning to Tassie after 30 years on the mainland, some of the remarks I hear people make (and not under their breath) would make Piet blush.

  6. Pensive

    December 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Another black headline shock horror merchant! Just what we need down here. Sigh!

  7. pilko

    December 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Well Andrew’s first job could be to smack some sense into the birk down at the mock who came up with the headline to this article. http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2011/12/22/286461_tasmania-news.html
    How very 1950’s of the Mock. No one told me Piet Botha was advising the Mock’s editorial team.

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