Ben Naparstek

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Ben Naparstek (born 1986)[1][2] is Head of Editorial, Online & Emerging Platforms, at the Australian Special Broadcasting Service.

Naparstek was appointed as editor of the current affairs magazine The Monthly in May 2009.[2]

From February 2012 until August 2015, he edited Good Weekend, which is inserted weekly in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.[3][4]

After graduating with degrees in Arts & Law (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, he was awarded an Owen Fellowship to study at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he co-edited The Jacqueline Rose Reader (Duke University Press).[1]

A collection of his magazine profiles was published by Scribe in 2009 as In Conversation and translated into Portuguese and Chinese.[citation needed]

In 2014 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study new funding models for public service journalism.[5]


  1. ^ a b The Jacqueline Rose Reader, publication details
  2. ^ a b Coslovich, Gabriella. "Ben who?", The Age, 27 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Naparstek the new editor of Good Weekend", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 2011)
  4. ^ Bodey, Michael Fairfax’s Good Weekend editor Ben Naparstek moves to SBS The Australian. September 3, 2015
  5. ^ "2014 Churchill Fellows", Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Australia