Alan Oakley

Alan Oakley (born ?) is an English-born journalist. He is the editor of the "Sydney Morning Herald", a leading Australian daily newspaper founded in 1831.

Oakley worked as a journalist for the London "Daily Express", before emigrating to Australia in 1985, to work for the Sydney "Daily Telegraph". [cite news
title = Oakley appointed Herald's new editor
publisher = The Sydney Morning Herald
date = 2005-09-26
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accessdate = 2006-09-03
He later edited the "Herald Sun" in Melbourne, and "The Sunday Telegraph" in Sydney, before working as a media and public relations consultant in Melbourne. Oakley later became editor-in-chief and publisher of Newcastle Newspapers (overseeing publications including "The Newcastle Herald", "The Newcastle Post" group and "The Central Coast Sun Weekly") and Melbourne's "Sunday Age".

He was appointed editor of the SMH in September 2005.


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