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Paddy Manning appointed editor of The Monthly Today

The Monthly is delighted to announce that Paddy Manning has been appointed contributing editor (politics) and will be the editor of the digital title The Monthly Today as of January 2018.

Each weekday, Manning will bring his authoritative analysis of the day’s developments in Australian politics to the e-newsletter. He will be taking over from Sean Kelly, who is leaving after two and a half years in the role.

Manning has more than a decade of experience as a journalist for the ABC, Crikey, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review and The Australian. He is the author of three books, including Born To Rule: The Unauthorised Biography of Malcolm Turnbull, and his book on the Australian Greens is forthcoming with Black Inc. He is well known to Monthly readers for his major essays on the Greens, the National Broadband Network and the future of fast rail in Australia.

The Monthly brings ideas, rigour and a sense of history to Australian politics,” Manning says. “I look forward to contributing a fresh take on the day’s events and non-events in The Monthly Today each afternoon, and to digging deeper in more occasional essays for the magazine.”

The Monthly’s publisher, Morry Schwartz, says Manning, as a member of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery, will bring a new perspective to The Monthly Today. “Paddy’s great work for The Monthly showcases his engaging style and ability to make sense of some of the thorniest and most complex issues facing Australia.”

Sean Kelly’s final edition of The Monthly Today will be this Friday, 22 December.

The Monthly Today will return, with Paddy Manning, on Monday, 29 January.

To receive Manning’s political analysis each weekday, alongside the latest reads from The Monthly, sign up to The Monthly Today:


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