Half a century ago, The Herald of Melbourne was one of the most successful afternoon newspapers in the English-speaking world.
Today it is just a warm glow in the memory of those who got their journalistic kicks on the route from 1966. Now it’s time to relive the glory days of hot metal, 4am starts and the Phoenix rising – a time when Dick Tracy’s wrist watch was the latest in digital and the Cloud was something that hung low over the MCG in winter.
Many of the greats who started at Flinders Street in the mid 60s joined us over a long lunch to celebrate a golden era in Melbourne journalism – and marvel at the technological transformation of the media landscape since then. With a special screening of People Make Papers, Fred Schepisi’s award-winning 1965 short documentary on a day in the life of a newspaper.
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