Hall of Fame

Montague (Monty) Grover

1870 - 1943

'Monty' Grover was the foundation editor of the Sun News-Pictorial, Australia's first pictorial newspaper that enjoyed immediate success in 1922 and became the nation's top-selling daily. Grover, more than any other individual, brought popular tabloid journalism to Australia after being impressed by the Northcliffian revolution in London in the 1890s when advertisements were thrown off the front page in favour of bold headlines, big pictures and crisply-written stories. Grover was also a playwright, biographer, mentor and a teetotalling raconteur who mentored some of Australia's finest newspaper people. For many years, the Herald & Weekly Times named its annual cadet journalist prize after him.

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