5 Facts About The Age

1. In 2014 The Age put a photograph of an innocent man, Abu Bakar Alam, on the front page mistakenly identifying him as the perpetrator of 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings.

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2. In 2009, The Age suspended its columnist Michael Backman after one of his columns condemned Israeli tourists as greedy and badly behaved, prompting criticism that he was anti-semitic.

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3. In February 2007, The Age took a prominent role to publicly advocate on behalf of the Free David Hicks campaign.

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4. In 2003, The Age opened a new printing centre at Tullamarine.

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5. Under the management of Sir Geoffrey Syme, and his chosen editors Gottlieb Schuler and Harold Campbell, The Age failed to modernise, and gradually lost market share to The Argus and to the tabloid The Sun News-Pictorial, although its classified advertisement sections kept the paper profitable.

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