Barry FitzGerald joins MNN

RESPECTED Australian mining and business commentator Barry FitzGerald has joined as a columnist and contributor. Melbourne-based FitzGerald adds vast experience and more award-winning reporting depth to the subscription-based MNN service.


FitzGerald has covered the resources industry for more than 30 years. He started his career as a copy boy at the then Suns News Pictorial and went on to have stints elsewhere, including the Australian Financial Review, The Age and The Australian, where he was resources editor.

The inaugural winner of the Diggers & Dealers Media Award in 2003, he is a committee member of the Melbourne Mining Club, a non-profit organisation formed to foster industry debate.

FitzGerald joins an immensely experienced and acclaimed (multiple AMEC and Diggers & Dealers award winners) editorial team led by Kristie Batten and Michael Quinn in Perth, and including regular contributors and columnists Stephen Bell, Allan Trench, Robin Bromby and Noel Dyson.

And, not forgetting the venerable Dryblower, still the most popular mining columnist in Australia.

As well as the largest team of independent journalists in Australia providing comprehensive daily news coverage, and insightful commentary, on ASX-listed small, mid and large cap resources companies, industry leaders, vital mining issues and trends, politics, and events, MiningNews is able to tap the global reporting network of sister title, the 180-year-old Mining Journal, to bring readers the latest relevant international investment and business coverage.

With data, features and new gold, silver, energy minerals and copper investor hubs, MNN has never been a more valuable resource.

And the news just got better.