Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Part of a transcript of a speech delivered by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel, during celebrations last night marking Business Spectator's first anniversary:

Last Sunday evening, Rupert Murdoch delivered the third in the current series of Boyer Lectures.

In the course of that lecture he said: “If you discuss the future with newspapermen, you will find that too many think that our business is only physical newspapers. I like the look and feel of newsprint as much as anyone. But our real business isn’t printing them on dead trees. It’s giving our readers great journalism and great judgement.”

He concluded his lecture with these words: “The newspaper, or a very close electronic cousin, will always be around. It may not be thrown on your front doorstop the way it is today. But the thud it makes as it lands will continue to echo around society and the world.”


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