Margaret Simons is an award-winning freelance journalist and author. She is also the Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She writes on media for a number of media outlets, and has published eleven books. Penguin Australia published The Content Makers in 2007. Her most recent work includes Journalism at the Crossroads, and Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs co-written with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, which won both the Book of the Year and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2011.