Bob Cronin has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has worked for seven newspapers in Australia. He was editor of four, including Australia’s biggest-selling daily, the Melbourne Sun (now the Herald Sun) and The West Australian. He has been the deputy editor of two newspapers, and between 2003 and 2008 he was general manager, senior editorial adviser and a director of the Shanghai Daily Press Development Company in the People’s Republic of China. In Bob’s own words, he was “recycled” as editor-in-chief of West Australian Newspapers after the Kerry Stokes takeover in 2008. In 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to print media and the community.