News start-up Scire reveals reporting team for flagship title Capital Brief

News start-up Scire has unveiled its first cohort of reporters ahead of the imminent launch of its debut title Capital Brief.

The venture was founded by former Nine Publishing executives Chris Janz and David Eisman and has received venture capital funding. Former The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age heavyweight John McDuling is at the helm as editor-in-chief.

Capital Brief will be a business publication that “views the world through a new economy lens and is targeted at the people who will power the next generation of commerce in this country”, Scire has previously announced.

McDuling this morning announced almost a dozen appointments – a team of reporters who “have worked around the world, including at some of the world’s most prestigious publications, and won major awards for their reporting”.

Adam Rollason is named senior editor of audience and production, bringing more than 20 years’ experience – including editorial leadership roles in London, Hong Kong and Australia – to the role.

Andrew Cornell has been appointed associate editor of banking and finance. The Walkley Award-winning reporter has held a slew of senior posts at The Australian Financial Review, including north Asia correspondent as well as associate editor. He joins from ANZ’s in-house title Bluenotes.

Jennifer Duke will be the title’s economics correspondent, based in Canberra. The Walkley Award-winner has worked at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and is a specialist in business, the economy and finance.

Also based in Canberra is Anthony Galloway as chief political correspondent – an appointment previously reported by Mumbrella and now to be officially confirmed.

Another appointment previously reported by Mumbrella is Philip Wen as associate editor of business and geopolitics, joining Scire after a decade working as a foreign correspondent in China and India – and most recently for The Wall Street Journal. He has also worked at The Sydney Morning Herald and Reuters.

Bronwen Clune has been appointed startups and venture capital correspondent. Clune has extensive experience in the startup space in Australia, including in government advisory roles.

James Arbuthnott is to be the deals correspondent, joining from Mergemarket.

Kate Burgess has been appointed natural resources, climate and energy correspondent. The veteran reporter’s career has taken her to the United Kingdom and Asia, and her former roles at home include for BRW and The Australian Financial Review.

Jack Derwin will be markets and finance correspondent. He has worked at Business Insider Australia and Your Money, as well as The Asahi Shimbun in Japan – the world’s second-largest newspaper. He returns to journalism after a stint in content roles at Macquarie and Superhero.

Laurel Henning joins as legal and regulatory affairs correspondent after 10 years at MLex covering rounds ranging from competition law and data privacy to white collar crime and criminal cartels legislation.

And Dan Van Boom will be Capital Brief’s technology correspondent. He spent eight years at CNET.

It’s understood Scire plans to continue hiring for further roles over the course of the year.


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