Nine Publishing journalist Anthony Galloway poached by news start-up Scire

Acclaimed newspaper journalist Anthony Galloway is the latest big name in Nine’s stable to be poached by media start-up Scire.

It’s understood the political correspondent for The Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age handed in his resignation this week and will now serve out a lengthy notice period for the next three months.

After that, Galloway joins to-be-launched Scire – billing itself as “the trusted source of intelligence for the people building the new Australian economy” – as its national political correspondent.

He will remain based in Canberra, where he lives with fiancé Stela Todorovic, Network Ten’s rising star.

Scire is founded by former Nine/Fairfax executives Chris Janz and David Eisman. Former Sydney Morning Herald and The Age business editor John McDuling will be its inaugural editor-in-chief.

A launch date has not been confirmed and the outlet is currently recruiting for a number of positions.

While set to cover business, technology and politics, a blunt message on its website gives a hint of Scire’s broader ambitions – to shake up the media status quo.

“In other English-speaking markets, new journalism outlets underpinned by innovative business models have emerged, bringing audiences additional choice. But in Australia the information landscape is still dominated by a handful of legacy corporations founded many decades ago.

“There are reasons to be alarmed about this situation, particularly when trust in the news media is declining and the integrity of the information we consume is under threat.

“We believe Australia deserves better.”

Galloway began his career in regional newspapers in Queensland before heading south to the Herald Sun in 2015, where he covered general news and then state politics before heading to the nation’s capital as the masthead’s Canberra correspondent in 2018.

He jumped ship to Nine Newspapers in 2019, covering foreign affairs and national security for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. He shifted focus to Sundays nine months ago.


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