The most infamous battle in Australian magazine history happened against the backdrop of an imploding royal marriage and an obsession with a tortured princess. And the most infamous editor in weekly magazines, Nene King, had exactly the killer instinct to capitalise on it. Welcome to the Diana Wars, when two esteemed editors went head to head in a circulation battle for the eyes and attention of millions of Australian women - whatever the cost.
In episode two of Extraordinary Stories: Magazine Queens, Nene King, Angela Mollard and Louisa Hatfield talk to Emma Gillespie about an era of tabloid excess, and how it all came crashing down after a midnight high-speed chase through a Parisian tunnel.
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With thanks to Nene King, Angela Mollard (https://www.instagram.com/angelamollard/ ) and Louisa Hatfield (https://www.instagram.com/louisahatfield1/ )
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RESOURCES WE USED:
Nene King by Peter Fitzsimons
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars https://www.abc.net.au/tv/papergiants/
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Host: Emma Gillespie
Writers: Melanie Sauer, Emma Gillespie and Holly Wainwright
Producers: Melanie Sauer and Emma Gillespie
Audio Production: Elissa Ratliff and Madeline Joannou
Executive Producer: Holly Wainwright and Elissa Ratliff
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