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AAP Medianet - 14 June 2018

June 14, 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

Red Symons is back on the airwaves, joining Neil Mitchell on 3AW Morning. He will appear as a regular guest every second Thursday starting 14th June. Red was previously a presenter on ABC Radio Melbourne. However, he is probably best known for his time on Hey Hey it’s Saturday.

Jennifer Keyte will start at Channel 10 Melbourne later this month as a presenter on Eyewitness News First At Five. She will be taking over the role from Stephen Quartermain. Jennifer was previously a presenter at Channel 7 Melbourne, where she had worked since 2003. This role will be a return to Channel 10 for Jennifer, who worked at the network from 1982 to 1987.

ABC News has two new correspondents for its London bureau. Samantha Hawley will become the new bureau chief, taking over the role from Lisa Millar, and Linton Besser will become a Europe correspondent. Samantha is an experienced foreign correspondent, having previously worked as South-East Asia correspondent and Indonesia bureau chief. Linton is currently an investigative reporter for ABC's Four Corners. 

Julian Bajkowski is now the editor of iTnews, taking over the role left vacant by Allie Coyne, who departed in April this year. Julian was previously the managing editor of The Mandarin, a role he held for two years. He has over two decades' experience in the industry working at Fairfax Media, Computerworld Australia, and TNT magazine.

Former Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson is the newest addition to the 1029 Hot Tomato morning team, joining Flan and Christo every weekday morning. She will be filling in for Emily Jade O'Keefe while she is on maternity leave. 

Candice Hazeltine has joined Hot Tomato Gold Coast as an announcer. She was previously a breakfast presenter at Chilli FM in Launceston, where she co-hosted the show with Dan Taylor. Candice has worked in radio for over seven years, covering the different radio slots of drive and breakfast throughout her career.

SBS Viceland has two new producers, with Mike Clay and Claire Aird joining the channel. Mike was previously the supervising producer for SBS's The Feed, and has already started in his new role as executive producer of the show. Claire is currently an executive producer for Triple J Hack, and will start in her new role at the end of June.

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

Australian Museum secures Tutankhamun exhibition 

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Image: Australian Museum 

The Australian Museum will receive $50 million funding to expand its touring exhibition halls, opening with the exclusive blockbuster exhibition, Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. It is the largest and most impressive Tutankhamun exhibition to ever leave Egypt.

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin revealed Sydney will host Tutankhamun in early 2021 for a six-month run at the Australian Museum as part of a 10-city world tour to mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter.

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Media Spotlight

Richard Cooke, US correspondent and contributing editor at The Monthly magazine 
Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthly's first US Correspondent, and a contributing editor to the magazine. 'Tired of Winning', his weekly dispatches, are available in article and audio format. He is also The Saturday Paper's sports editor, and a finalist for the Walkley-Pascall Award for arts criticism. His Twitter handle is @rgcooke.

What story has been your favourite to work on so far this year?
I loved profiling Nick Kyrgios. I loved watching him play at the Australian Open – his talent is so cryptic, even to himself.

What's your process for finding a fresh angle in a story?
Immersion, where possible. I watched every Kyrgios practice session I could, for example, and got absolutely nothing concrete out of it, not a single sentence. But I know it changed the piece.

In your opinion, what makes a good press release?
The sense there is a human being at the other end of it, instead of a hype-man fumbling with

How was your experience working on the Chaser?
It was so much fun. I was still teething then, and they were very patient with me. My real job was constructing balls for office cricket matches. Polystyrene cups make an ideal core.  

Your work sees you performing a number of different roles across the industry. What does a typical week look like for you?
Testing the patience of a variety of editors and collaborators.

Upcoming Media Events

World Blood Donor Day (pictured right)
Thursday 14th June 
World Blood Donor Day is a reminder of the importance of blood donation and is a chance to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. One in three people will need blood in their lifetime, while just one in 30 people currently donate.

Global Wind Day
Friday 15th June 
Occurring annually, Global Wind Day is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems.Wind farms generate energy from a clean and renewable source in more than 75 countries around the world.

National Buddy Day (pictured below) 
Friday 15th June
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation created National Buddy Day to show the importance of friendship, raise awareness of bullying amongst primary school children and promote the qualities of what makes a good friend.

Refugee Week
Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd June
The week is used to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. #WithRefugees is the theme for Australia. 

Whole Grain Week
Monday 18th to Sunday 24th June
The Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council has organised the inaugural Whole Grain Week, celebrating all things whole grain and promoting the wide-ranging health benefits.

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