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Webdiary History

Margo founded Webdiary for the Sydney Morning Herald in July 2000 and took it independent on August 22, 2005. She related her view of the saga in a lecture to the South Australian Governor's Leadership Forum in February 2006.

Previous pieces on Webdiary's history and evolution include:

A. Webdiary's Ethics, 2003, published in Remote Control: New Media, New Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

B: Audio of lecture at the University of WA on Webdiary's citizen journalism, March 17, 2005

C: We turned 5 today, July 4, 2005

D. Personal Opening statement on the launch of the independent Webdiary, August 2005.

E. Margo Unplugged, an interview on Radio National's Media Report, September 2005

F. 'The future of Fair Dinkum Journalism', written April 2005 for Barons to Bloggers: Confronting Media Power (Melbourne University Press, 2005).

Archives of Webdiary can be found in the National Library of Australia's Pandora archive system at this address: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/21852. The Pandora Archive from August 2005 has the complete Fairfax-era site archive.

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