Charlotte Harper wins Walkley Grant

30 July 2015

Canberra-born publisher, journalist, and mum of two, Charlotte Harper (BA '95), has won a $5000 Walkley Grant for innovation in journalism, through her publishing business, Editia.

Charlotte was inspired to become a journalist by her aunt, who was a senior reporter and editor at two Sydney papers. "She wowed me with talk of interviews with people who changed the course of history," Charlotte says.

Charlotte ran the live text and multimedia team for Fairfax at the Sydney Olympics (for which they won a Walkley Award) and had a column, Charlotte's Web in the Sydney Morning Herald, which later formed the backbone of the book, Weird Wild Web. She was appointed books editor of The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, then came home to Canberra where she edited The Canberra Times' Sunday magazine, Relax.

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