#%*! up of the week

I once worked with a team of people that celebrated the biggest mistake or embarrassment made by someone that month.  You got a trophy that was yours for the month, until – you hoped – someone did something significantly dumb enough for it to be passed on to their desk.

It was proudly displayed.  It was done with good humour and a recognition that mistakes are what makes us human.

If the Fairfax newsroom doesn’t have such a tradition, they should start one, and Amy Maas can be its inaugural recipient.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.