In today's edition of the Bay Post Kerrie O'Connor bids a fond farewell, stepping down from her role of editor to pursue a quieter life and to focus on restoring her fire impacted patch of paradise. Kerrie has been there through the best of times and the worse. She began a decade ago when the Bay Post was with Fairfax, enlisted by then-editor, Kim Treasure, who has now moved on to About Regional. Kerrie made her way through the drama of Fairfax staff cuts, paywalls, the take over by ACM, along with sundry bushfires, floods and then Covid.
She has been the solid rock in the unstable world of media that has been ever changing. Provided with minimal resources and the continued bottom-line driven performance expectations from head office she has faced one mountain after another and pushed her way through delivering news to her community.
In her time with the Bay Post Kerrie has been the mentor to so many young cadets who have gone on to further their careers in the media. Through the thick and thin Kerrie has been a stalwart defending her paper and doing her best to deliver it under the ever changing adversities that prevail around traditional print media forcing new paradigms. Kerrie advises, in her farewell piece today in the Bay Post, that there will be a new editor announced soon. Best wishes for your ventures ahead Kerrie.
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