Crinkling News announces appointment of Peter Fray to advisory board

Former editor-in-chief of the Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Fray is set to join the Crinkling News advisory board.


The announcement:

Peter Fray joins the Crinkling News advisory board As Australia’s only national newspaper for children nears its first anniversary of publication, it welcomes Peter Fray to its advisory board.

Peter Fray is a former editor or editor-in-chief of the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald, the Canberra Times and the Sunday Age, the founder of fact-checking website, PolitiFact Australia and the Professor of Journalism Practice at the University of Technology Sydney.

“Crinkling News is an important publication in Australia. The appetite from young people to find out about the news and what’s happening in the world around them is often undervalued by adults — as is the need to boost media literacy in schools.

“Crinkling really understands its audience,” Prof. Fray said. “The consistent growth and quality of this title is impressive. Even more impressive is the esteem in which Crinkling News’ writers and editors hold their audience. I’m honoured to be sitting on the advisory board.”

Peter Fray joins child psychologist Margot O’Brien, retired school principal Brian Debus, financial adviser Lidia Valenzuela, and lawyer Kristin Howden on the newspaper’s advisory board.

Since its launch in April last year, Crinkling News has been delivering all the news adults consume, but in a child-friendly way.

The newspaper has a readership of around 25,000 and is being delivered to thousands of homes and hundreds of schools and libraries around the country.

The source: media release


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