Mark Dapin parts ways with SMH’s Good Weekend

Mark DapinMark Dapin has become one of the first major departures under new Good Weekend editor Ben Naparstek.

After the removal of Dapin’s column from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Saturday magazine, he has revealed that he is not writing for the title at all. Naparstek had previously claimed to The Australian that Dapin would be writing features after the axing of the column of which a hallmark was generous use of asterisks.

But Dapin blogged: “I no longer write for Good Weekend

Also the full-point on my keyboard has ceased to function*

“*But not the asterisk”

Dapin also linked to an animated reenactment of his firing (NSFW):

Naparstek was appointed to Good Weekend in December last year.

Mumbrella editor Tim Burrowes talks to Mark Dapin about his column in 2010:


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