Murrowood signs off from ABC Radio Hobart

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Stan Murrowood (photo credit: Rachel Williams' Twitter account)Stan Murrowood has officially stood down from ABC Radio Hobart. 

He made the announcement during today’s airing of Mornings with Leon Compton and posted his last news bulletin at midday. 

When asked about his future plans, Murrowood hinted about travelling across Tasmania with his family and taking up music.

The move caps off a run for Murrowood that started with 3AW in 1967 as a 16-year-old newsreader. 

His early work led him to stints with, among others, 7LA, 2WG, and the former 7HT, where he served as announcer, newsreader, and program director. His first run with ABC Radio was from 1989 to 2013.

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Dutton promoted to Canberra Times news director post

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Chris Dutton has been appointed news director for the Canberra Times.

He had spent the past five years at the sports desk as editor. 

Follow Dutton on Twitter @BlockaDutton.

Marshall to edit Camper Australia

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Veteran outdoors writer Glenn Marshall has joined Camper Australia as its new editor-at-large.

Chris Jefferson, GM of Camper Australia parent firm Adventures Group Holdings, said Marshall’s experience in covering Australia’s outdoor adventure scene made him the perfect fit for the magazine. 

Marshall is well-known for his contributions to leading travel publications including 4×4 Australia, Pat Callinan’s 4×4 Adventures, Camper Australia, and Caravan World.

“I will continue doing what I love: Living the dream, Sharing the Experience,” said Marshall of his new appointment.

AusGamers and the fight for a better game culture

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AusGamers is approaching its 20th anniversary, a rare feat of longevity in the digital domain. But its success is in no small part thanks to a passionate core of staff and fans who have known and loved the site since its earliest days as a file mirror and forum.
 
Stephen Farrelly has run AusGamers since its shift toward covering games, and with a monthly audience in the 250,000 per month ballpark he’s proud of what the site has become since then, and proud that he pays the people who contribute to the site.
 
“We were the first site that Metacritic invited from Australia, we were the first site invited to be part of Geoff Keighley’s voting processes for E3 judging and The Game Awards,” says Farrelly. “From those early times we got access to all the good stuff and all the good people.”
 
Farrelly is quick to call out Kosta Andreadis as a big part of the site’s success – “I think he’s the most underrated write

Ahern leads new STEM publication

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Ex-Cosmos Media CEO/co-founder Kylie Ahern has come forward with a new STEM newsletter called The Brilliant.

Scheduled for release every Thursdays, the publication is designed to educate the public on STEM-related matters, including profilers on leading researchers and new scientific advances. 

It will also support the advocacies of industry body STEM Matters, of which Ahern is the CEO. 

“There’s definitely a hunger from within the STEM sector, and from the wider community to hear from the experts and be inspired by the progress and results in meeting the biggest challenges that we face as a society. The Brilliant plugs that knowledge gap,” said Ahern.

The plan calls for The Brilliant to be published as a free newsletter, with paid advertisers to follow if readership grows.

Catching up with David Hague on the Australian Videocamera journey

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David Hague is an industry stalwart and has been carving his own path with his Australian Videocamera website and e-magazine for a good long time now. We asked him a few questions to help catch us up on his approach and how the efforts have been going.
 
How long have you been running in this format now? How often has it been tweaked along the way?
About 7 years now. Major tweak was going from web only to jointly with an interactive approximately monthly PDF once I discovered how to embed video into a PDF as a streaming file (NOT an easy task!). Adobe tell me they have made this easier in the latest updates of InDesign and I am investigating this now.
 
We have also changed from the original monthly magazine template designed web hosting system to a flexible WordsPress one (3 years ago). We did a brief flirt with a name change to Film Video and Virtual Reality (and the website still reflects this behind the scenes) but it didn’t have the right “ring&rdq

Stock assumes Weekend Herald-Sun editor spot

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The Melbourne Herald-Sun has appointed Dan Stock as its new weekends editor.

The remit calls for him to focus on celebrity profiles and new lifestyle material relatable to Victoria readers.

He has been with the paper for over six years, primarily as Victoria food and restaurant writer. 

He also contributes for Delicious.com.au.

Follow Stock on LinkedIn.

Kitchin opens new publishing firm

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Magazine editor Sido Kitchin is going forward with a new company called School Road Publishing (pictured).

The company is slated to produce four new titles in print and digital form starting October 2020. 

School Road will be Kitchin’s first major undertaking since wrapping up as editorial director of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day, and Lucky Break when Bauer Media closed down its NZ division. 

Former Bauer Media ANZ CEO Stanley Dykzeul has agreed to be School Road’s new consultant.

“I know how much New Zealanders love magazines, taking them into their hearts and homes across generations. It’s a buoyant market for mags right now and in a COVID world, readers are relishing the comfort, connection and inspiration they bring. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to create fresh, new titles that will enhance Kiwi lives with 100 percent locally-generated content and I look forward to anno

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