Looking back at 2015: Daily Mail Australia boss Peter Holder

Daily Mail Australia’s Peter Holder chooses his 2015 highlight and lowlight + what he’s looking forward to in 2016


MD, Daily Mail Australia

2015 Highlight

A selfish one – joining Daily Mail Australia as managing director.

2015 Lowlight

A tie – the 15 minutes of Will Colvin and media sledging other media – we’ve all been guilty of it, and some more than others, but increasingly it’s tantamount to two bald men fighting over a comb.

Story of the year

For me, it has to be stories of the year. Globally, it’s impossible to overlook the Paris attacks. Closer to home, the tragic death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, the fall of Tony Abbott and rise of Malcolm Turnbull and for pure kitsch, ANYTHING to do with Auburn’s deputy mayor Salim Mehajer.

Most notable trend

The creeping realisation that media doesn’t influence election results nor wield as much political influence as it thinks it does.

What are you excited about for 2016?

Salim Mehajer – The Musical.
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