Media Centre

  • 15 February 2021

Jesuit Communications Australia announces new Editor of Eureka Street

Jesuit Communications Australia (Jescom) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Halliday as the Editor of Eureka Street.

David, an award-winning journalist and editor who most recently worked as the Editor in Chief for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne following roles at Melbourne Catholic, The Record and GQ Magazine, joins Melbourne-based Jesuit Communications Australia this month.

‘We are delighted to welcome David to the Jesuit Communications Australia team’, said Jesuit Communications Australia CEO, Monika Lancucki.

‘David brings extensive experience, across a range of media. His passion for social justice, and courage facing into the challenges of navigating the tricky terrain of the interface between faith and public life with empathy and care, will be instrumental in leading the Eureka Street team to transform the masthead for the future, whilst honouring the legacy of its past’, Ms Lancucki said.

‘We would like to thank Neve Mahoney for her custodianship of Eureka Street over what has, in many ways, been an extraordinary year, and are pleased to share that she will stay on with the publication as Assistant Editor.

‘We also thank our readers and our many contributors for their generosity and patience as we looked for the person to lead Eureka Street into the future.

‘We were fortunate to have strong interest in this role and are grateful for the time and space to discern this appointment.

‘Last year we consulted readers about their vision for Eureka Street. We thank the many readers who responded to the survey. It was reassuring to hear how much you value our work. At the same time,  the survey did identify some key ways in which we could adjust what we do to attract new readers and ensure Eureka Street continues to adapt and adjust to the changing needs of the community it serves.

‘David brings a tremendous energy and great creativity. Under his leadership we will respond to the challenges ahead as well as the opportunities identified in last year’s survey, continue to provide a platform for the marginalised whose stories and perspectives are all too often not covered by the major broadsheets and larger media outlets, and continue to deliver a regular offering of challenging and thought-provoking Eureka Street content.’

Eureka Street will continue to come out twice a week in coming months.

Editorial enquiries can be directed to David Halliday at editor@eurekastreet.com.au.

Media Enquiries:

Monika Lancucki

Mob: +61 0467 760 123

Email: monika.lancucki@sjasl.org.au