Judith Whelan named editor of the Sydney Morning Herald as Fairfax restructure continues

Whelan editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.

Whelan editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.

Fairfax has this morning named Judith Whelan as editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, amid an ongoing major restructure within its editorial division.

Whelan was previously the SMH’s news director and becomes the second female editor of the Herald in the newspaper’s history.

Last month, Fairfax announced a major restructure with editor-in-chief of The Age Andrew Holden departing and a shift in power towards digital roles over print roles. 

Fairfax this morning said no replacement for Holden had yet been named but confirmed that Mark Forbes was continuing to act in the role.

Yesterday Fairfax also announced that Paul Bailey has been appointed editor of The Australian Financial Review, reporting to editor-in-chief Michael Stutchbury.

Bailey was previously editor-in-chief of business overseeing the Business Day properties in both the SMH and Age.

Whelan will report to Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief Darren Goodsir.


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