Osman Faruqi, editor of Schwartz Media’s 7am podcast, discusses today’s news with seven-time Walkley winner, Kate McClymont; The New Yorker’s Moscow correspondent Joshua Yaffa (Between Two Fires); and The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent, Mike Seccombe.
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Joshua Yaffa (International)
Joshua Yaffa is the author of Between Two Fires. He is a correspondent for The New Yorker in Moscow. For his work in Russia, he has been named a fellow at New America, a recipient of the American Academy’s Berlin Prize and a finalist for the Livingston Award.
Mike Seccombe (Australian)
Mike Seccombe is an Australian journalist. He is The Saturday Paper's national affairs correspondent, and appears regularly on ABC TV.
Kate McClymont (Australian)
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a seven-time winner of journalism's most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley for her coverage of the Bulldogs salary cap rorts. She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the fraudulent activities of Michael Williamson, the head of the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid. In 2017, she was inducted into the Media Hall of Fame for her contribution to the industry. Her latest book, Dead Man Walking, tells the complete story of the lives and shoddy business deals of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich. It was Kate in whom millionaire businessman Michael McGurk confided that he feared for his life, just one week before he was fatally gunned down outside his Sydney home.
Osman Faruqi (Australian)
Osman Faruqi is the editor of 7am, Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast. He was previously the deputy editor of ABC Life and an award-winning reporter with the ABC’s flagship audio documentary program, Background Briefing. He presents on The Mix, the ABC’s arts and culture TV program, and was formerly Junkee Media’s news and politics editor. He has judged the Walkley Awards and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and sat on the Board of FBi Radio. He’s currently writing a book about race relations in Australia, due out in 2021.