Tribute to Kate McClymont


Last night (November 10 2017) I had the honor of being a guest at the glittering inaugural dinner of the Australian Media Hall of Fame, where the honor was awarded to my friend and former colleague Kate McClymont, Fairfax’s fearless and peerless investigative reporter. Read more >

Media Hall of Fame Inductee

On 10 October 2014 Ben became one of only 81 journalists in the history of newspapers in Victoria to be inducted into the Media Hall of Fame for his “outstanding contribution to Australian journalism”. They include such diverse legends of journalism as Keith Murdoch. Read more >

Stop the Presses! published

My new book, Stop the Presses — How Greed, Incompetence (and the Internet) Wrecked Fairfax, was released on June 30 2014. Excerpts were published in The Australian the previous weekend, and the paper’s Media section described it as a “must read.” There was extensive media coverage. Read more >