AAP Medianet - 11 October 2018


October 11, 2018

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

Foxtel has launched its dedicated cricket channel Fox Cricket. It will deliver cricket content ad-free and in live HD. The commentary team is made up of well-known cricketers such as Steve Smith, Shane Warne, Allan Border, Brett Lee and Mel Jones.  

9Honey is partnering with TV host Rebecca Judd, who will take audiences through her home renovation journey. The section called The Style School is already a part of Rebecca’s blog and will include videos, photo galleries and commentary. 

Victoria Arbiter, Rosie Waterland and Roxy Jacenko are also joining the 9Honey team. Victoria will produce a weekly column on the royal family, Rosie will write a weekly advice column and Roxy will join as a branded content distributor.

Adam Davy is the new publisher of Morris Media’s Vacations and Travel magazine. He joins the publication from Universal Media, where he held the role of national sales manager. Previously, Adam held a publisher role at Luxury Travel magazine for two years. 

Alo Baker is now a co-host on Dubbo’s Hit93.5 breakfast show with Pippa Moore. This will be a return to the town for Alo, who began his radio career in Dubbo. Alo was previously the regional national announcer for the Hit Network on the Gold Coast. 

Triple M’s National Drive show producer Sam Cavanagh is taking a few months leave and will return in 2019. Taking over his role will be Whitney Plowman, whose current role at Triple M's Rush Hour program will be replaced by Gill Goode

Christopher Dore will be taking over Paul Whittaker’s role as editor-in-chief of The Australian. It was announced on Monday that Paul had been appointed CEO of the Australian News Channel. Taking over Christopher’s role as the editor of The Daily Telegraph will be Ben English, with Rachel Hancock taking over Ben’s role as editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin. 

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

Hundreds of Australians to take part in Mystery Box Rally for Cancer Research  


 Image: Mystery Box Rally  

Starting and ending in Mildura, Victoria, the Box Rallies have generated over $15,304,425 to cancer research plus media awareness for the Cancer Council – helping the lives of millions of Australians affected.

Read full story

Media Spotlight

Joel Dry, news reporter at Channel 7 - Brisbane News Joel Dry - News Reporter Channel 7 Brisbane News
Joel Dry is an Australian Reporter who is currently with Seven West Media in the Brisbane Bureau. He has had an extensive career in both radio and television, beginning with NOVA Entertainment in 2008. A year later, Joel left radio for television and joined Nine Entertainment. He remained with the broadcaster for eight years. His Twitter handle is @JoelDry7.

As someone who has worked across various platforms, such as print, radio and television, how has this shaped your career and the way you work?
Working across three mediums has definitely helped shape the television journalist I’ve become. I started in print - where I think all journalists should gain experience - which provided me sound grounding on the principles of writing a story. Radio is the perfect place to develop broadcast skills. But television news, in my opinion, is the ultimate avenue for telling a story.

With most of your career in the television industry, what changes would you like to see?
The industry is churning out more news than ever before, which is providing more opportunities for people to get a start. However, I think the industry needs to focus more on quality over quantity. We want people to still turn to the 6pm nightly bulletin as their premium source of information, and for news outlets to do that, they need to focus their people and resources on producing the most factual and informative service possible.

How should press releases be targeted differently to television journalists?
I’m biased but I think TV news is the most complete way to convey a story, but we can be limited by the pictures we have to tell a story. PR need to always remember that a picture tells a thousand words; we can’t tell a story with just words.

Last Tickets For the Year - Writing & Pitching to Journalists - 24th Oct SYD and 15th Nov MELB

Upcoming Media Events

2018 FINSIA Summit Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race - Teckelrennen 
Thursday 11th October, Sydney
Leaders in the financial services industry will gather to discuss Kenneth Hayne’s initial Royal Commission report into the banking sector at several panel sessions.

2018 Outlook Conference: Australia's Economic & Social Future
Thursday 11th to Friday 12th October, Melbourne
A national forum on economic and social policy, bringing together thought-leaders and policy influencers for discussion of issues facing Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will each address the conference.

Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race - Teckelrennen (pictured above)
Saturday 13th October, Melbourne 
Dozens of dachshunds will take part in the annual Oktoberfest race. The race will start at 11am with the best-dressed costume parade at midday.

National Carers Week
Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th October, Nationwide
A week to celebrate the contribution of unpaid carers in Australia. The initiative from Carers Australia encourages Australians to show their appreciation and learn about carers and caring in Australia.

2018 RACGP Conference
2018 RACGP Conference
(pictured left)
Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th October, Gold Coast, Queensland
More than 2,000 general practitioners will gather for this year’s RACGP Conference. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will be one of the speakers and he will be joined by various international research experts and leading general practitioners.

Australian Geoscience Council Convention
Sunday 14th to Thursday 18th October, Adelaide
Adelaide will host the inaugural convention of the Australian Geoscience Council. It will cover all aspects of geoscience and highlight the fundamental role that geoscience has as a major field of science throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

©2018 AAP.  
This material has been reproduced with the kind permission of AAP Medianet. It is not for commercial reproduction.

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

Membership is $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

Subscribe to our mailing list

Keep up to date with all our events, announcements and special offers.