The Guardian announces further appointments including blogger Greg Jericho

The Guardian has announced its Australian reporting staff ahead of its launch later this year.

The British newspaper has this morning confirmed the appointment of commentator Greg Jericho as its economics writer, political scientist Simon Jackman ahead of the 2013 Federal Election. Jericho and Jackman join Katherine Murphy and Lenore Taylor who were poached from Fairfax in February.

It has also appointed reporters Helen Davidson, currently a journalist at SBS; Bridie Jabour, a reporter at the Brisbane Times; Oliver Milman, the editor of and Nick Evershed multimedia editor at Fairfax Regional Digital Media, who joins as a data journalist. Fairfax journalist Mike Ticher will also join as site editor for the Asia-Pacific timezone.

Viner“I am delighted to welcome these new recruits to Guardian Australia as we continue to add depth to our small but strong team of talented journalists,” said Katherine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia.

“All show a commitment to finding new ways to tell stories in this rapidly changing media landscape, and will help Guardian Australia deliver the on-the-ground reporting, ground-breaking open journalism and lively commentary that has made the Guardian the fourth largest newspaper website in the world.”

Last month The Guardian announced the appointment of author and commentator David Marr to its Australian operation.

Jericho crossed over from working behind the scenes in government after he was outed as the author of blog Grog’s Gamut. He went on to work as a researcher on The Chaser’s The Hamster Wheel which aired on the ABC.

Nic Christensen




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