Two of The Ageâ€™s most promising and hard-edged journalists, Victorian Affairs editor Nick Miller and the well-regarded Matt Murphy, are leaving the ailing and failing left-leaning Melbourne newspaper, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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Both are believed to be headed to the United States to find fame and fortune, an interesting commentary on their view of The Ageâ€™s prospects given the US is in a recession so deep it looks like a full-dress re-enactment of the Great Depression. Both are very capable lads and will no doubt do well.
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In other changes, VEXNEWS can exclusively reveal it appears Fairfax are sending Josh Gordon from Canberra where according to their website he serves as the Sunday Ageâ€™s â€œpolitcal (sic) editor) to run The Ageâ€™s state-rounds unit, after previous incumbent Paul “Curly” Austin fell on his samurai sword after his wifey Josephine Cafagna was put in charge of state government spin.
Many see the Josh Gordon appointment as a snub for Austinâ€™s former sidekick David â€œRodneyâ€ Rood and others positioning themselves for promotion including feisty pocket rocket Farrah Tomazin and Age investigations unit member Royce Millar, who hasn’t met a right-wing Turkish branch-stacker he hasn’t ethnically vilified.
SNUBBED AND OFF TO THE PUB
Some believe Rood and Tomazin have not taken the news well and are also contemplating their position if they can find a left-wing employer that pays as well and asks as little. The federal public service vacancies website has been bookmarked. Josephine Cafagna might also be looking for fellow-travellers too.