By Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB
It is a humbling pleasure to announce that I have, with Dee, posted our 50 theses, just a cathedral door short of Luther’s. Yes, we have produced a new book, containing our hottest articles. Could trigger a reformation! As from tomorrow we have review copies to give to any interested critics.
The title of our book is Truth in Journalism (seriously).
And more excitement. This Friday, the Walkley Foundation will be announcing the 2015 finalists in its annual competition for Best Freelance Journalist. Dee and I had the chutzpah, or if you prefer, the colossal gall, to nominate ourselves. The requirement was that we submit a “body of work” of 5 pieces published from July 2014 to April 2015.
She submitted her video of interview with Malcolm Fraser in which he spoke of the dangers of alliances. I submitted a Youtube video of myself whining at Tony Abbott in regard to the Sydney “siege.”
Plus we each submitted four articles.
The four by Dee are 1. Dr Karl, ‘Please Explain’ Building 7. 2. Teetering Towards Totalitarianism. 3. Rupert Murdoch, This Could Be Your Greatest Hour, and 4. Will the MH17 Investigation Be Compromised?
The four articles by moi are 1. Surrealism: Unabomber’s Lawyer Defends Tsarnaev. 2. Dr Sherri Tenpenney Bound for Botany Bay Until…. 3. Time to Revisit the Malcolm-Fraser-Lost-His-Pants Story, and 4. Who Signs the TPP Commits Treason.
A Regrettable Indiscretion
I sure wish Dee had not referred to the coveted award as a “Wankley” in her article “The Gold Walkley Awards for Excellent Journalism – Avoiding the Real Crimes.” It could prejudice the board of judges against me. I hope they know I would never use an appellation of that sort!
Below you will see the cover of our our new book. Please note that the name of my colleague/boss is Dee McLachlan. She’s reserving the nom de plume of Dalia Mae Lachlan for her “other books”, i.e., the children’s series Awaken Your Kids. I trust she will follow that up with a series entitled “Awaken Your Parents.”
Wish us well at the