This Week's Media Movements
The Guardian Australia expands New Zealand coverage
Kevin Hogan OAM has been laid to rest after passing away on Melbourne Cup Day
The reporting for New Zealand will cover topics such as social justice and Indigenous affairs, and will be led by two journalists and other freelancers.
The ABC will not seek radio broadcast rights for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
The corporation has blamed budgetary pressures in its decision to opt out as the Games’ official non-commercial radio broadcaster, ending a 67-year tradition.
Kevin was a renowned South Melbourne footballer and sports broadcaster for 54 years with ABC Gippsland.
Peter Fray will join Crikey
Media veteran Peter Fray has been named managing editor of Crikey and editor-in-chief of Private Media.
The Sydney Morning Herald and Sky News both remove paywall for bushfire coverage
The Fairfax newspaper and news broadcaster have both pulled their restricted access to allow people to stay informed throughout the duration of the crisis.
Kellie Mayo is the new editorial development lead at ABC in Melbourne
Kellie was previously the managing editor of Asia Pacific News for the ABC.
David Robinson will host Mornings on ABC WA
David will be heard on ABC Radio - South West and joins from Network 10 where he has worked as a reporter since 2017.
Connor McGoverne is the new sports reporter for Nine News Queensland
Connor was previously a senior reporter for Nine News Central West.
Johannes Leak takes up cartoonist position at The Australian
Johannes will take over the role of his late father, Bill Leak, at the newspaper.
News Corp recruits Del Fordham as head of audio
Former NOVA Entertainment and SCA executive DelFordham will be head of audio for the company’s audio network, NewsCast.
Shannon Caton is the new editor at The Messenger
Shannon was previously with the masthead as a reporter and replaces Nadja Fleet, who moves to The Advertiser as head of news.
Mitch Brook is leaving his role as the AWOL Editor at Junkee
Mitch is leaving his role as he is moving to New York. Applications to replace his role at Junkee are now open.
Amanda Bardas has been appointed executive editor at Val Morgan Digital
Amanda was previously with Allure in the same role covering titles such as Popsugar, Who What Wear, Brydie and MyDomaine Australia.
Jordan Kretchmer has joined Gourmet Traveller
Jordan has begun writing for the food and travel magazine while continuing to contribute to Qantas Travel Insider and Good Food Guide.
Disney Plus launch delayed in Australia and will stream on Tuesday, 19th November
Australia has been excluded from the initial Disney+ launch on Tuesday, 12th November, with only the US, Canada and the Netherlands receiving access.
Film Victoria and SBS have announced a joint development initiative: Pitch to Pilot
The initiative will focus on developing new ideas for television drama formats that reflect Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity.
GOAT has launched a sex-ed podcast titled Thinking Between the Thighs
The NOVA Entertainment pop culture platform podcast will be hosted by columnist Sophie Giles and address questions regarding sex and relationships.
David Attenborough's new documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet has aired on Nine
Each episode will focus on conservation within a different continent in a seven-part series starting Wednesday, 13th November.
The 2020 Radio Awards is open for entries
The awards will receive entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries.
NEWSTonic Health Media has partnered with Healthline Media
The partnership will allow the Tonic Health Media network to grow its media and digital assets.
New LGBTQI+ magazine BOY! Incognito will be released this month
Founding editor James Tawfik will publish the first issue of the queer culture magazine, with some proceeds going to The Trevor Project, a safe digital community for LGBTQI+ youth.
Broadcast Australia rebrands as BAI Communications
The Australian and international transmission service has relaunched in an act to strengthen its market position.
Australian-made documentary Giving Life will air on Saturday, 16th November on Nine
The eight-part series will highlight the stories of the Australian Red Cross.