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Australian Associated Press Appoints Mike Osborne as Editor

Sydney – July 22

Australian Associated Press has appointed Mike Osborne to the new position of Editor, effective

October 2008. Mr Osborne has been the AAP Head of Sport and Racing for the past four years.

He will assume responsibility for all day-to-day activities of the Editorial Department, reporting to

Editor-in-Chief, Tony Gillies. 

Mr Gillies said: “Mike brings a unique depth of news agency skills to the role, as a reporter and

desk editor in news finance and sport and as a foreign correspondent in Beijing and London. His

news judgment, creativity and leadership style will be critical as we continue to meet the

challenges of an ever-changing media landscape and customer needs.”

Mr Osborne said: “We have an exciting challenge ahead of us as we continue our push into the

digital platforms. We must remain true to our hard-earned reputation for integrity and maintaining

our traditions of high journalistic standards on words, images and data while striving for even

greater speed and efficiencies in breaking news.”

AAP Chief Executive Officer, Clive Marshall said: “Mike has made an enormous contribution to

the success of the AAP during his 24 years with the company. His journalistic experience and

project management skills will be invaluable in his new role as Editor.”

Meanwhile, a restructure of AAP senior management has resulted in Editor-in-Chief Tony Gillies

taking on full responsibility for the final performance of the core news agency business while Kylie

O’Reilly becomes Managing Director of the Enterprise Division comprising AAP News for

Business, MediaNet and Newscentre.

“These changes are designed to provide more focus to the respective businesses and enable

AAP to maximise the opportunities for both the core news agency and our commercial activities,”

Mr Marshall said.


About Australian Associated Press: Australian Associated Press (AAP) is the national news agency

providing Australian focused news and information 24 hours a day to media, corporations and government in

Australia and around the world.

Media Enquiries: Tony Gillies, Editor-in-Chief, Australian Associated Press, Tel +61 (2) 93228500.







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