Bruce Guthrie (editor)

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Bruce Guthrie is a senior Australian journalist and former newspaper and magazine editor.

In November 2008 he was sacked as editor-in-chief of Melbourne's Herald-Sun newspaper: he sued his employer, Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd, and won: the court battle and some of Guthrie's earlier career is reported in his 2010 book Man Bites Murdoch: Four Decades in Print, Six Days in Court.[1]

Early life[edit]

Guthrie grew up in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows. He briefly attended university and was a public servant before starting as a copy boy on The Herald in 1972.

Career[edit]

Guthrie has been editor of The Sunday Age, The Age, the Herald Sun, Who Weekly, The Weekend Australian Magazine, and a senior editor at People Magazine in New York.[2]

Court case[edit]

Guthrie sued News Ltd in the Supreme court in April 2010 for $2.7 million and after a six-day trial was awarded $580,808.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/rn/breakfast/stories/2010/3035696.htm
  2. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/former-editor-bruce-guthrie-sues-news-ltd-for-breach-of-contract/story-e6frf7jo-1225858878265?from=public_rss
  3. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/sacked-editor-bruce-guthrie-awarded-580808/story-e6frg996-1225866785477