O’Keeffe takes over Government News

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Darragh O'Keeffe (photo credit: official Twitter profile)Veteran journalist Darragh O’Keeffe has joined Intermedia Group publication Government News as its new editor.

O’Keeffe comes over from Intermedia satellite magazine Australian Ageing Agenda, where he was the editor for the past four years. He will succeed long-time editor Graeme Philipson, who has pledged to write articles from time to time. Natasha Egan, meanwhile, will take over from O’Keeffe at Australian Ageing Agenda.

O’Keeffe’s appointment is the first act in Intermedia’s plans to revamp Government News, which included reworking the publication website, governmentnews.com.au. The company is already recruiting journalists for both Government News and Australian Ageing Agenda.

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Solstice Media buys SALife and Masthead Studios

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Solstice Media has purchased SALife magazine and the Masthead Studios publishing house.

The purchase was approved by Solstice shareholders who financed the undertaking.

In buying SALife from founder David Smith and his family business, Canongate Partners Pty Ltd, the publication staff will work alongside Solstice Media personnel to produce the monthly magazine and content for the SALife website, https://www.salife.com.au/. SALife’s other publications - SAGardens & Outdoor, SALife Food & Wine, and SAHomes & Interiors — will also have their own digital editions.

The Masthead Studios purchase is seen as an asset for Solstice Media to expand into content marketing. Solstice will also continue the release of Masthead magazine CityMag.

“Four key words tell the story – local, quality, independent media. That’s really needed in South Australia right now. The opportunities to weave these products together and tell South Australian stories in differe

Mohi Media under Prime Creative Media umbrella

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Sydney publisher Mohi Media has been purchased by South Melbourne B2B publisher Prime Creative Media for an undisclosed sum.

The sale will be effective on July 2, 2018. Under the agreement, Mohi Media’s freight publications Australian Bulk Handling Review and Rail Express, plus accompanying newsletters, directories, and awards programmes, will be brought under Prime Creative’s transport and logistics portfolio. The latter already has titles such as Diesel and Logistics & Materials Handling.

All Mohi Media staff will be integrated with Prime Creative’s Sydney offices.

“I couldn’t be happier with the new home for these titles. Prime Creative Media and Mohi Media share similar values and ways of doing business, with a focus on growing individuals, organisations, and industries,” said Mohi Media founder Michael Mohi.

“Australian Bulk Handling Review and Rail Express are highly regarded publications in their industries,” added Prime Cr

Royce joins SCA

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James Royce has begun a new life at Southern Cross Austereo as Melbourne news editor.

Royce joined the company this week after finishing eight months as journalist with ARN. He will now handle news content for FOX hit 101.9 and the Triple M network.

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Sen begins producer gig at Lifestyle.com.au

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Danielle Sen has signed on with Lifestyle.com.au as its new digital content producer.

Sen joined the website following a year-long stint with Bauer Media as associate editor for Mother & Baby and Pregnancy Life & Style magazines. She also did some freelance assignments at the same time.

Contact Sen on LinkedIn and on Twitter @dsentfinds.

Editors exit Girlfriend

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Pacific Magazines publication Girlfriend has had some changeovers at the editorial level.

Digital content editor Matthew Galea gave his notice to join Pedestrian as entertainment editor. Former Bauer Media online editor Bianca Mastroianni was brought in to replace him.

Deputy editor Sammy Stewart finished her duties to undertake freelance work with 9Honey, but was able to help the production team complete the winter 2018 issue. Pacific Magazines management put in WHO magazine freelance writer Alexandra McCarthy as Stewart’s successor.

O’Connell show adds more muscle

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Christian O’Connell may be having fun at his self-titled breakfast show on GOLD104.3, but others are joining the action as well.

Nick Daly, a former colleague of O’Connell’s at Absolute Radio, has joined the team as the show’s executive producer.

Current GOLD104.3 mainstay Patrina Jones is also now part of the show as its news presenter.

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Sutherland back in action

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Gemma Sutherland is back to work at NewsCorp Australia following maternity leave.

Although Sutherland has resumed working, her editorship at body+soul will remain under interim appointee Elin Tough. Sutherland is slated to manage News Corp's one-shot lifestyle magazines programme over the next 12 months.

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