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IN 30 DAYS
To celebrate The Chronicle's
30th birthday, we have teamed
up with the Canberra Theatre
Centre for a month of fantastic
With tickets to some world-
class dance and theatre
productions on offer, as well as
CDs and prize packs, The
Chronicle and Canberra Theatre
Centre's 30 days of giveaways is
not to be missed.
Entries into the final
competition are now open, with
a winner announced from the
competitions every day until
Tuesday, September 27.
Winners will be contacted and
each day announced on The
Chronicle's Facebook page.
Check out the latest edition of
Entertainer on Page 26 for
details on how to enter the final
competition and win one of
seven double passes to see the
West Autsralian Ballet's
production of Cinderella.
Good news lifted
spirits after tragedy
Former Chronicle editor Grant Newton.
GRANT Newton edited The
Chronicle for little more than a
year, but it is a time he
remembers very well.
He had been working with
the paper for just over three
months when the Canberra
bushfires broke out in January
As more than 500 homes
were destroyed or severely da-
maged and four people were
killed, The Chronicle covered
the devastation from a grass
While the newspaper played
an important role in informing
people about the fires, Newton
said it also did much more than
"I think we did a really good
job at complementing The Can-
berra Times' coverage and
doing things a bit differently,"
he said. "We ran several pages
in the first edition after the fires
completely devoted to readers'
say -- what they were thinking
"I think rather than simply
reporting on the event we
handed the paper over to them
and I think that worked really
well and they appreciated it."
For several weeks after the
fires, The Chronicle ran ''good
news only'' editions to boost
"It was full of fairly light,
entertaining, fun stuff to take
people's minds off a really
terrible and tragic time," New-
ton said. "When we did it the
timing was about right, people
were feeling pretty overwhel-
med by the enormity of what
had happened and we gave
them some relief.
"We got some really good
feedback on that."
Newton -- who is now the day
editor of The Canberra Times --
came to The Chronicle as an
experienced editor, who had
joined The Times as a sub-
editor three years prior.
He realised quite quickly
how important The Chronicle
was to the community, when he
accidently left the puzzles out
of one edition.
"I think we stopped counting
the phone calls at about 320,"
he said. "I love The Chronicle.
I suppose it's a big respons-
ibility, you make a mistake and
it's put before the eyes of
"But I just really enjoy
community journalism. It gives
people a forum or a voice and
helps them change things that
they don't feel empowered to
TELL US YOUR STORY
The Chronicle will print a special 30th anniversary lift-out on
September 20 and we want to hear about your connection to The
Were you in The Chronicle in its early years? Was your birth or
wedding notice in an early edition? Have you been a faithful reader
for 30 years? What does The Chronicle mean to you?
Send your story and your contact details to PO BOX 7155, Canberra
Mail Centre, ACT 2610 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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