Mediaweek puts an end to print issuesBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 03rd October 2017 at 12:11pm
Media trade sheet Mediaweek is doing away with its print edition at the end of the year, staff writer James Manning announced on Friday.
The company stated that the move is in response to audience requests for a “digital-only model” and increased online advertisements.
In addition to the 12 magazines still available for the last quarter, Mediaweek is planning special sections with them that reflect on the publication’s 27-year history. The October issues will cover the history of the company during the 1990s. The 2000-2010 period will be featured for the November editions while the finale issues in December cover company tidbits for the past six years.
On the digital side of things, Mediaweek’s Morning Report will still be out daily while a new 2018 premium subscription package is to be laid down soon.
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Boland begins new ABC jobBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 5:37pm
Michaela Boland has started working at ABC’s Specialist Reporting Team, working the National Arts, Entertainment and Culture beat.
She comes over from a long print run that has included stints for the Australian, the Australian Financial Review, Cinema Papers, and Variety. The creation of Boland’s new position is an outgrowth of the ABC’s recent organisational revamp, which involved training radio and TV staff into specific content divisions.
Doraisamy starts Lawyers Weekly journo gigBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 1:00pm
Jerome Doraisamy has begun writing duties for legal services publication Lawyers Weekly.
He joined the publication fresh from writing his second book, a follow-up to The Wellness Doctrines for Law Students and Young Lawyers published in 2015. The new book will be geared towards highschool students. Doraisamy’s last journalism job was with Benchmark Media for a few months in 2016.
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Varga off on reporting dutiesBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 1:15pm
Naughton comes to 9HoneyBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 2:00pm
Nine Network has appointed Julia Naughton as 9Honey’s new deputy editor.
Naughton moved over from a similar job at 9TheFIX, where she worked for almost a year. She will work alongside fellow deputy editor Claire Isaac, who joined the team a few months ago and network editor Kerri Elstub.
Bauer sells off Australian GeographicBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 3:15pm
Bauer Media has let go of nature and culture magazine Australian Geographic.
The company stated that Sydney documentary company Northern Pictures has agreed to buy the magazine. As a result of the sale, the entire Australian Geographic staff, led by publisher/editor-in-chief Chrissie Goldrick, will now be Northern Pictures employees.
The move is part of Bauer’s refocusing on women’s entertainment/lifestyle, home living, food, fashion, health and beauty, motoring, and trades.
"I'm delighted that the magazine and its staff are going to a home that is so passionate about documenting Australian landscapes, wildlife, and adventure. I thank all staff who have worked on Australian Geographic and wish them and the new owners every success," said Bauer Media CEO Paul Dykzeul.
Croke steps down from ABC Radio serviceBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 3:00pm
Michael Croke has signed off from his Saturday-morning show on ABC Central West NSW.
In his farewell broadcast on February 24, 2018, Croke said he needed to have the weekends to himself after years of waking up at 4:30AM on a Saturday to prepare for his show. ABC Central West announced his resignation over Facebook in December 2017.
Croke started his radio career providing national footy news bulletins but moved on to covering community events, gardening, and sports.
However, despite working all week as teacher and principal at Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School, Croke said he would be interested to continue broadcasting in other forms.
Morrison lands political reporting dutiesBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 3:00pm
Rob Morrison is now Nine’s new Queensland political reporter.
Morrison got the call-up after current QLD political reporter Shane Doherty tendered his notice. At the time of the appointment, Morrison was doing the crime and breaking news beat in Brisbane,
Morrison has been with the network since April 2016.