Red Symons becomes a columnist at The New Daily

Media personality Red Symons has signed on to be a columnist with The New Daily, with his first column going live today.

The announcement:

Former ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast host Red Symons has joined online newspaper The New Daily as a regular columnist.

Known for his acerbic wit, cutting judgements and occasional musical talent, Symons will be penning pieces reflecting his observations on the philosophy underpinning everyday life.

Commenting on his decision to write for The New Daily, Symons said, “The New Daily sits in an interesting area – and one I do not believe is shrinking. Unlike the traditional mastheads, it is untethered by a legacy. I think a purely online play gives you opportunities you just don’t get with a print-based outlet.”

Today’s piece is an observation on people’s sincerity when they ask “How are you?”. Their reactions took on new meanings after the death of his son last year.

Having worked in music, TV, radio, print and now online, self-confessed digital evangelist Symons has watched the impact of the changing media landscape with interest.

“I have an inherent fascination in watching people make the transition. Just like the channels themselves, some have kept up… and others have withered.”

The New Daily was established in 2013 as a free, independent online news source. Its editorial director is former Herald Sun and The Age editor, Bruce Guthrie. It’s highly regarded editorial staff include Samantha Maiden, Paul Bongiorno, Michael Pascoe, Kate Halfpenny and Kirstie Clements. Currently ranked in the top 20 Australian news services by Nielsen, The New Daily has a monthly readership of 3 million.

Source: The New Daily media release


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