Ruby Jones, host of Schwartz Media’s 7am podcast, discusses today’s news with Linda Jaivin (The Shortest History of China), Kate McClymont and Karen Middleton.

Presented with 7am.

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Linda Jaivin (Australian)

Linda Jaivin

Linda is the author of twelve books, including seven novels. Her latest book, the nonfiction The Shortest History of China, was named the top book on China in 2021 by fivebooks.com; published in the US and UK as well, it is being translated into Greek, Italian, Russian, Japanese and a number of other languages including (Taiwan) Chinese. She is also a prolific essayist, cultural commentator, film subtitler (translating Chinese films), and co-editor of the China Story Yearbook.

Kate McClymont (Australian)

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald. She is an eight-time Walkley winner, 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 union boss Michael Williamson and the now-jailed former Labor MP, Eddie Obeid. In 2017 she was inducted into the Media Hall of Fame for her contribution to the industry and in 2020 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to the print media and to investigative journalism. Kate's most recent book is Dead Man Walking.

Karen Middleton (Australian)

Karen Middleton

Karen Middleton is chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper and author of two books, An Unwinnable War – Australia in Afghanistan and Albanese – Telling it Straight. Karen has worked in the Canberra press gallery since 1989 and served as its president for four years. An experienced television, radio and newspaper commentator, she appears regularly on ABC TV’s Insiders and Network Ten’s The Project. She is a freelance contributor to ABC radio, Monocle 24 Radio UK and Radio New Zealand.

Ruby Jones (Australian)

Ruby Jones

Ruby Jones is a Walkley-nominated investigative journalist and documentary host who has worked across Australia. She is now the host of 7am, Australia's number one daily news podcast. She was previously the Marchbanks Young Journalist of the Year. Her non-fiction book Barrenjoey Road was released last year.