Award-winning editor Jennifer Campbell has been appointed The Australian commentary editor, as part of a move to broaden the masthead’s national coverage. She has edited a range of sections during her 28-year career at The Australian, including Inquirer and features.
Alan Howe, who has a long association with The Australian, will take up a new role as history and obituaries editor. “It is so important in this 24/7 media environment that mastheads like ours bring depth and context to current debates,” The Australian editor Michelle Gunn said. “This new role will also enhance our obituaries coverage, making sure we properly honour the contributions of those who have gone before us.”
Howe, who first worked on The Australian in 1985, takes on the new role after serving as opinion editor for the past four years. He edited the Sunday Herald Sun in Victoria for 12 years and has worked as a senior journalist on London’s The Times and Sunday Times and the New York Post.