The Voice hits 1000

HAPPY birthday, Perth Voice!

This week’s paper is our 1000th edition.

• Jason Chatfield drew a special birthday cartoon of Voice
owner Andrew Smith in 2037 to celebrate the paper’s 1000th edition.

It’s been a bumpy old ride for the media industry over the last decade, but despite the tumult, the Voice has continued to serve up its fiercely independent brand of journalism with aplomb.

We may have turned 1000 but don’t worry, despite a few grey hairs, we won’t be slowing down and will strive to “keep the bastards honest”.

Our robust journalism has ruffled a few feathers over the years and undoubtedly cost us precious advertising dollars, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

A WA government minister once summed up the Voice best when he described it as “small, but annoying.”

• Current Voice owner Andrew Smith (right) celebrates buying the newspaper from John Arthur in 2001.

We’re proud to be the Hayden Ballantyne of the media industry and will endeavour to keep bringing you the best stories from Perth and beyond.

David Bell is the longest serving journo on the Voice and has contributed to 400 editions and worked at the paper for eight years (he deserves a Purple Heart).

Read his affectionate tribute to the Voice on page 15.

One response to “The Voice hits 1000

  1. HAPPY Birthday, Perth VOICE, long live independent newspapers. I’ve also enjoyed your generosity over the years, what with freebie movie tix, vouchers at various local restaurants, etc. And enjoying the weekly fake ad – someone at yours with a similar sense of humour to me (LOL).

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