Bingemann exits The Australian for NBN exec producer gig

By Craig Daveson in Media News on
Mitchell Bingemann finished out his final day at The Australian yesterday, after more than nine years at the masthead.
 
In his new role, Bingemann joins NBN where he will work as an executive producer.
 
“I'll be digging into the business and roll out to find and write stories for the company,” said Bingemann.
 
“After nine years at the Oz and about 15 in journalism I decided now was as good a time as any to branch out and learn some new skills. It's going to be a challenge but I'm looking forward to it.”
 
In his time at the The Australian, Bingemann has taken on a number of topics including technology, business, aviation and most recently media. Now, in his new role, Bingemann will be tackling some of those same stories, but from the other side of the fence.
 
Bingemann’s work in IT journalism was recognised in 2015 with the very first ACS & National Press Club award for Excellence in IT Journalism. For that accolade, judges noted his deep investigation and clear explanation of data retention legislation. He also walked away with the Lizzie award for Best News Journalist in 2011.
 
“It's difficult to pinpoint the highlights - there's been a few! In terms of stories, some the most memorable have been investigations into the NBN and the government's data retention scheme,” said Bingemann.
 
“More recently my move to cover the media sector has been really enjoyable particularly covering the fallout from the Amber Harrison and Tim Worner affair and the collapse of Ten.”
 
On leaving The Australian, Bingemann noted that he would miss the people there the most.
 
“The OZ gets a fair bit of flak but it employs some of the best journos in the country who also happen to be excellent, creative, smart people,” said Bingemann.
 
“I've made lots of lifelong friends here. Aside from the people, nothing compares to the buzz in the newsroom when a big local or international news event breaks. It's very special to have been a part of that.”

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