Chris Griffith is a senior technology journalist with The Australian newspaper. He specialise in computer and device reviews but also writes general IT news.
Before working at Australian IT, he was media development editor at The Australian and in 2009 helped build The Australian’s website (http://www.theaustralian.com.au) using the FatWire CMS. He developed the Australian’s online’s photo gallery system used at that time. Before that he was deputy news editor online at The Australian, responsibility for production of online political news during the 2007 federal election, and previously online reporter at The Courier-Mail newspaper in Brisbane, 1999-2007.
He has worked in TV and radio, but mostly in newspapers, as a columnist with The Sun-Herald in Brisbane in the early 1990s, and then as a reporter with five year stints at both The Sunday Mail and The Courier-Mail before helping pioneer the paper’s coverage on the Internet. He was researcher at The 7.30 Report, Brisbane in 1993; researcher at 4BH 882 in 1994, and in 1995 founding editor of the indigenous newspaper Land Rights Queensland.
Chris also has an extensive computer programming background which includes mainframe coding and teaching computer programming in the 1970s and running a small business developing commercial PC packages in Queensland in the 1980s. This included developing multiuser accounting and management software for Body Corporate Services in Queensland that managed the affairs of 23,000 apartments from Cairns to the Gold Coast in the late 80s and early 90s.
He holds a science degree with majors in computer science and pure mathematics (Monash University) and an arts degree with a double major in journalism (University of Queensland).