Eric Beecher

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Eric Beecher is an Australian journalist, editor and media proprietor. He was editor of the Sydney Morning Herald for four years and for three years was editor-in-chief of the Herald and Weekly Times group.[1]


In 1990, he founded Text Publishing, which he sold to Fairfax Media in 2003 for $66 million.[2] He purchased Crikey in 2005 for $1 million from its founder Stephen Mayne, a former Liberal staffer, now a local council politician. He is a shareholder in Australian Independent Business Media, publisher of the online magazines Business Spectator[3] and Eureka Report.[4] In 2007, he received a Walkley Award for journalistic leadership.[5]


  1. ^ "Eric Beecher". Melbourne Writers Festival. Retrieved 23 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Fairfax makes friendly bid for Text Media
  3. ^ Jackson, Sally (24 August 2009). "Fairfax accuses website of plagiarism". The Australian. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  4. ^ "About Eureka". Eureka Report. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Past Winners - Eric Beecher". The Walkley Foundation. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2011.