Media Writer Sally Jackson to leave The Australian

Respected media writer Sally Jackson is to depart The Australian after more than 12 years on the media section.

Jackson is best-known in the industry for her coverage of the magazine and newspaper sector, but announced this morning she is taking voluntary redundancy, tweeting: “So I have news: I’m leaving the @australian! Finish next week. Have absolutely loved my time in newspapers. But excited for the next thing.”

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She has previously also worked for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph reporting on news, business, state politics and sport and as a feature writer.

Jackson is one of a number of significant departures from The Australian’s media section in recent years. A 2012 round of redundancies saw the departure of The Australian’s marketing writer Simon Canning and television writer Amanda Meade.

Media editor Nick Tabakoff left the national broadsheet for a senior role with Commonwealth Bank late last year while former media diarist and subsequent media editor Nick Leys departed the section in February for a corporate affairs role with the ABC.

Leys was replaced by former Cleo magazine editor Sharri Markson.

Nic Christensen 


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