How the Facebook blackout was viewed overseasBy Seamus Byrne in Media News on Monday, 22nd February 2021 at 11:14am
It’s been tricky covering the Facebook news cut off in the local scene given just how directly it impacts us all. So how have things been analysed beyond our shores? Let’s take a look.
Emily Bell, The Guardian
Even for a company that specialises in PR disasters, Facebook has excelled with its Australian blackout
“The untidy withdrawal from Australian news highlights how vulnerable entire countries can be to dependency on unreliable and unregulated distribution networks. It is also a reminder that at heart, neither Google or Facebook are primarily motivated by supporting journalism at all costs, or by providing transparency and accountability.”
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Edmond Tran appointed Screenhub managing editorBy Elliott Richardson in Media News on Friday, 26th February 2021 at 1:21pm
Film, television and videogames website Screenhub has appointed former Australian editor of GameSpot, Edmond Tran as managing editor. Tran arrives at the outlet having spent the past eight years at GameSpot and previously worked at CBS Interactive as a video producer for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and TV.com. He said he’s looking forward to moving into the role at Screenhub. “I'm very pleased to be able to focus my energy on championing our local film, television, and videogame industries,” Tran said. "There is so much excellent stuff happening in the world of screen media and Australians are a significant part of that. I look forward to shining a spotlight on a diverse range of people and projects, and hopefully helping more folks realise the full breadth of experiences and opportunities these wonderful mediums can offer." Content director George Dunford said welcomed Tran to the outlet. &
Print IT! Late February 2021By Seamus Byrne in Media News on Friday, 26th February 2021 at 10:18am
Loads of titles back on stands as the year gets back in full swing over recent weeks. This week we’re checking in on APC, Appliance Retailer, Camera, Circuit, and PC Powerplay. APC How’s your home network? APC wants to help you make it ready for all the devices you want to throw at it with its cover feature this month. Plus there’s a big feature on the future of a lot of important tech that underpins everything else, like GPUs, coolers, storage and peripherals. Opinion columns from Shaun Prescott, on the Trump ban from Twitter, and Joel Burgess, on the Google threat to drop Australia, have that tricky air of being behind the curve on two fast moving themes in the news cycle that monthly mags struggle to follow closely – but both do look at the bigger picture on the issues. Nick Ross reviews the latest BenQ EW3280U monitor while Ben Mansill takes the delicious Alienware AW3821DW for an APC Hot Product award winning spin. Hope Corrigan deliver
Armytage hosts new Stellar podcastBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 25th February 2021 at 3:05pm
News Corp Australia lifestyle brand Stellar has introduced a new podcast show starring columnist Samantha Armytage, called Something To Talk About with Samantha Armytage (pictured). The new show will have Armytage interviewing guests every week and discuss their opinions and beliefs on various issues. The first episode is going live on 28 February, and that week’s issue of Stellar will also feature Armytage and the new show. “I really like what Stellar does as a magazine. It’s fabulous, fresh, and well put-together – and that’s why I choose to contribute to it. I think it’s really interesting that in the media landscape, the most popular and interesting magazine of the time is actually a free magazine in the Sunday paper,” said Armytage.
O’Brien to join Newshub NationBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 25th February 2021 at 12:01pm
NZ content portal Newshub is assigning political editor Tova O’Brien as Simon Shepherd’s co-host on Channel Three politics and current affairs show Newshub Nation. The pairing was decided after a review of them hosting last year’s post-election special showed their strong chemistry. "I'm utterly thrilled to be joining the brilliant Simon Shepherd and the hard-working, hard-hitting, fun Newshub Nation team. This show has always been a big part of my political life and the perfect way to start a weekend! The long form interviews and political current affairs give us an exciting opportunity to dig a little deeper and get to the stories behind the stories," said O’Brien. The show is slated to go back on air on 27 February. Follow O’Brien on Twitter @TovaOBrien.
Two blokes talking tech for a decadeBy Elliott Richardson in Media News on Thursday, 25th February 2021 at 9:55am
Trevor Long and Stephen Fenech have become two of the most well-known voices and faces in the Australian tech community through their work on EFTM and Tech Guide respectively. The pair have also spent the past 10 years hosting the Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast each week alongside their many other media commitments. Long and Fenech says it’s a partnership and friendship that developed through seeing each other at industry events and appearing together on another podcast. “We had known each other from different events, and Stephen was doing tech at 2GB where Trevor was working also. Then James Manning at Mediaweek invited us to talk Tech on his podcast, which became a semi regular thing. One time, while waiting before recording with James, we decided we should do a show together, and we did - and have done now weekly for 10 years!” Having worked on the show for 10 years now, the pair says they have shared some fantastic trips
Shala to anchor FOX FM Melbourne breakfastBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 24th February 2021 at 3:10pm
Josiah Shala has signed up as the anchor of Fox FM’s upcoming Breakfast show Fifi, Fev, and Nick, reported Radio Today. The move is Shala’s first major assignment after Southern Cross Austereo scrapped most regional Victoria breakfast shows to have one station syndicate content. His show, Josiah and Elly at HIT 96.9 Goulbourn Valley, was one of the canned shows. Shala will take over the post from show co-host Nick Cody. Follow Shala on Twitter @JosiahShala.
5 Minutes with Geoff QuattromaniBy Seamus Byrne in Media News on Wednesday, 24th February 2021 at 10:18am
Juggling freelance across a wide range of outlets and formats while running a podcast alongside a day job in digital transformation? That’s Quattromani’s routine and we’re catching up to find out more in today’s 5 Minutes. What do you do and where does your work appear? I'm heard on numerous radio stations across Australia, in Singapore and Malta. I appear on Sunrise and Studio 10. I write for The Australian, Men's Health, Car Expert and News.com.au regularly and other websites from time to time. I also host my own podcast, Technology Uncorked, with two episodes per week (interviews and news/reviews). Outside of all of that I am the Digital Transformation Manager at Johnson & Johnson. Anything else in your career you’ve been known for? I run a yearly tech program at my old high school to encourage STEM with prizes and awards as my own way of giving back plus, encouraging our future tech leaders. What did you really wan
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Samantha Armytage is running a new podcast for Stellar.
Tova O’Brien goes on camera at Newshub Nation.
Josiah Shala is part of FOX FM Melbourne’s breakfast show.