On Marni Cordell and New Matilda

Veteran independent publisher, editor and journalist Marni Cordell has penned her final editorial for Australia’s New Matilda publication.


Cordell has been NM‘s editor for seven years, publisher for four years, and has done important reportage on West Papua, Timor-Leste, and social justice issues. She has supported coauthor and collaborator Ben Eltham’s national affairs reportage.


In her final editorial Cordell thanked NM‘s team, contributors, and readers. I would also like to thank Cordell: being an editor and publisher is a rewarding yet demanding job that requires significant behind-the-scenes investment of expertise, time, money, mentoring, and risk-taking. Each editor brings their own unique style and vision to the publication they edit – Cordell has strengthened Australian independent journalism.


Cordell announced NM‘s new editor is journalist Chris Graham. Cordell joins Australia’s Crikey as an editor.