The SMH & The Age Live: 2016 Year in Review

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In late November, subscribers and advertising clients of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age attended exclusive SMH & Age Live events to hear our award-winning journalists discuss the biggest stories of 2016.

In Sydney the event was hosted by the Herald’s editor-in-chief, Darren Goodsir, and Good Weekend editor, Amelia Lester, with the panel including Peter Hartcher (political and international editor), Ross Gittins (economics editor), Sean Nicholls (state political editor), Adele Ferguson (senior business writer), Peter FitzSimons (columnist), Andrew Meares (press photographer), Nick O’Malley (former U.S. correspondent) and Kate McClymont (investigative journalist).

In Melbourne guests saw Age editor, Alex Lavelle, and senior crime reporter, John Silvester host a panel of journalists including Caroline Wilson (chief football writer), Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker (investigative journalists), Tony Wright (national affairs editor), Josh Gordon (state political editor), Martin Flanagan (writer) and Adele Ferguson (senior business writer).

In front of a record crowd of over 2,000 subscribers across Sydney and Melbourne, the panels shared their thoughts on the events that defined 2016; including the extraordinary U.S. Election campaign, Australia’s Federal Election, Mike Baird and greyhound racing in NSW, law and order under the Andrews government in VIC, the unraveling of the ICAC, exposés such as the CommInsure scandal, and the Rio Games.

To wrap up the evening, the panel shared their thoughts on what 2017 may bring.

Here's an exclusive look back at the biggest stories of 2016.