AAP Medianet - 10 August 2017

August 10, 2017

Welcome to this week's AAP Medianet newsletter featuring notable career moves and publication changes in the media industry, our Editor's pick for news release of the week and upcoming events.

This Week's Media Movements

Luke James has been announced as the new Assistant Content Director for Hit 92.9 Perth. Luke has worked in the radio industry since 2010 starting as a Daytime Announcer for Edge 96.1 Sydney. Most recently Luke worked as a Senior Producer for the Fitzy & Wippa show.

Nine News Perth Newsreader, Emmy Kubainski, has announced her new podcast Life Bites. Emmy has worked as a presenter for Channel Nine for the past two years. Before that she worked as a journalist for Channel Seven and ABC.

Rugby League greats Gary Belcher and Scott Sattler have been announced as the Presenters of Crocmedia's new television series, Footy QLD. Gary has had an extensive media career with Fox Sports working as a Commentator and Presenter for various NRL programs. Gary and Scott currently host the Sportszone podcast.

Murray Bower has been appointed as the WIN Network's Regional Sales Manager for Southern NSW. Murray has been with the corporation since 2010. He has also worked as the State Sales Manager ACT for Foxtel from 2007 to 2009.

Brianna Scully recently started with Nine Entertainment Company as an Associate Producer.Brianna started with BMF Australia before working as an Editorial Assistant for News Corp. Most recently Brianna was a Video Producer for News Corp's mastheads including The Daily Telegraph.

Editor's Pick: Press Release of the Week...

Empowering Women Around the World 

In September, Caritas Australia’s Women for the World fundraiser will bring together thousands of women who will host their own Women for the World events. These events will range from a simple morning tea, through to a movie night or a dinner party.

Caritas Australia, part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, works at a community level in over 29 countries and with First Australian communities to improve the economic and social participation of women and girls. 

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Media Spotlight

Keshnee Kemp, Editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine 
Keshnee Kemp is the Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, with more than ten years’ experience across print, TV and digital. A millennial herself, Keshnee is an expert in communicating with the group across platforms and is passionate about driving conversation. She was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Famous magazine, a role she worked in for almost two years. Prior to that, she worked at NW magazine and later moved to Channel Nine

You had very big shoes to fill when taking on the role of Editor of Cosmopolitan. What have the past three months been like for you? 
I did! Being Editor of Cosmo is a dream role, and I don’t take it for granted. We’ve been very busy redesigning the magazine for our September issue and working on some huge initiatives, including our Diversity issue, and a big End Violence Against Women campaign for our November issue. Our December issue is our body issue where we’ll speak to the millennial women of Australia about how they really feel about their bodies. We’ve also introduced a new travel section and exciting new how-to sections in fashion and beauty. It’s been a busy three months!

Name one thing about magazines that would surprise and fascinate people. 
Many of our stories are born out of meetings that go from talking about the flat plan, to talking about last night’s horror date, nightmare mother-in-laws, or friends' sex stories. We’re an office of millennials, so all of the content we talk about is the inspiration behind the content we create in the magazine.  

Where do you get your article ideas from? 
Most of our features are inspired by our personal experiences, friends' experiences, news, of course, or something we’ve seen on social media. 

What pressing issues currently faced by young Australian women do you think are not getting enough media coverage? 
There are plenty! But we’re on a mission to change that. In the next few months alone, we’ll be talking about social media bullying, diversity, fit-shaming, domestic violence and more. It’s our mission as team Cosmo to spark conversation about the things that matter to millennials. If it matters, we’ll talk about it.

What is your most memorable magazine moment and why? 
I’d say starting as Editor of Cosmo. I’m very fortunate to have a brilliant, creative, and inspired team who make coming to work every day great.   

Upcoming Media Events

Royal Queensland Show (EKKA)
Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August, Brisbane
Queensland's largest annual event will celebrate its 140th year. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, with more than 400,000 people expected to attend. 

International Youth Day 
Saturday 12th August, International 
This year's theme is Youth Building Peace, dedicated to celebrating young people's contribution to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. 

National Science Week (pictured above)
Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th August, Nationwide 
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Over one million people are expected to participate in more than 1000 science events around Australia.

We love Sydney ‘KISS UP’
Saturday 12th August, Sydney
Sydneysiders will descend on Martin Place to cover the safety bollards with kisses, turning them into ‘symbols of love’.

The Sun-Herald City2Surf
Sunday 13th August, Sydney
The world’s largest fun run will see over 80,000 participants weave their way through the city centre, heading east to finish at the iconic Bondi Beach.

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