Michael Rowland’s appreciation for oxygen and lolly snakes


What was your first job?
Administration trainees in Westpac. Sure, the probabilities …. There’s a Michael Rowland who’s the chief monetary officer of ANZ, and I typically take into consideration asking him for a job trade. Since he in all probability earns extra in a month than me in a complete 12 months, I don’t assume he’ll be tempted. I am in journalism for love anyway …

Fb or Instagram?
Heavy customers of each, however Instagram is a bit more enjoyable!

Advocate a podcast …
I actually obtained into “The Each day Aus”. In 5 to 10 minutes you get a abstract of all of the information of the day, plus a very attention-grabbing deep dive into an enormous drawback. Zara and Sam do an excellent job in presenting the primary tales. I’m (just a bit) out of their youth demographic, however I like the identical!

What’s a behavior you wish to surrender?
Snakes. (The kind of lick).

The tune that’s nonetheless in excessive rotation?
Flame Bushes, by Chilly Chisel. I simply love this tune.

What do you learn?
“Unmade media: probably the most disruptive decade within the Australian media,” by Tim Burrowes. It’s a refreshing account of the large upheaval the media sector has gone by means of over the previous 10 years, because the habits of readers and audiences modified quickly. It has a specific resonance for me, as I’ve lived by means of the pivots that the ABC has made (and continues to make) to enter the eyeballs.

Favourite film of the previous couple of a long time?
Highlight. It chronicles the tenacious work by Boston Globe journalists to show the systemic sexual abuse of youngsters within the native Catholic Church. It’s a movie that reveals the facility of fine journalism, and its means to alter lives.

On the prime of your sports activities bucket record?
Watching the highly effective Western Bulldogs win the AFL 2016 Premiership. I dwell in west Melbourne, and the group get together lasted for weeks!

What’s the greatest recommendation you will have ever obtained?
Information editors and govt producers have used variations through the years of, “Do not **** it up!” I at all times take that sort recommendation on board.

What are the three stuff you couldn’t dwell with out?
My household, morning coffees and oxygen.


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