Barry Fitzgerald joins

The news for Aspermont's readers just got better. Aspermont Limited (ASX: ASP), the leading media services provider to the global resources industry, is pleased to announce that the respected Australian mining and business commentator Barry FitzGerald has joined (‘MNN'), one of Aspermont's key mining publications, as a columnist and contributor. Melbourne-based Mr FitzGerald adds vast experience and more awardwinning reporting depth to the subscription-based MNN service.

Mr FitzGerald has covered the resources industry for more than 30 years. He started his career at the then Suns News Pictorial and went on to have stints elsewhere, including The Australian Financial Review, The Age and The Australian where he was Resources Editor.

He was the inaugural winner of the Diggers & Dealers Media Award in 2003, and is a committee member of the Melbourne Mining Club, a non-profit organisation formed to foster industry debate.

Mr FitzGerald joins an immensely experienced and acclaimed (multiple AMEC and Diggers & Dealers award winners) editorial team led by Kristie Batten and Michael Quinn in Perth, and including regular contributors and columnists Stephen Bell, Allan Trench, Robin Bromby and Noel Dyson.

And, not forgetting the venerable Dryblower, still the most popular mining columnist in Australia.

As well as boasting the largest team of independent journalists in Australia providing comprehensive daily news coverage, and insightful commentary, on ASX-listed small, mid and large cap resources companies, industry leaders, vital mining issues and trends, politics, and events, is able to tap the global reporting network of sister title, the 180-year-old Mining Journal, to bring readers the latest relevant international investment and business coverage.

With data, features and new gold, silver, energy minerals and copper investor hubs, MNN has never been a more valuable resource.

Commenting, MD of Aspermont Limited, Alex Kent said:

"Aspermont as a Group has been engaged in a major restructuring over the past few years to shift our brands from print to digital media. Throughout that period we have maintained an investment focus on frontline talent that fosters our most valuable asset, content. The appointment of Mr FitzGerald underlines our commitment to providing the highest quality content to our readers and in turn value to our stakeholders."