AAP Medianet - 17 January 2019

Welcome to this week's AAP Medianet 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

Starting this Sunday, Macquarie Media will have its first dedicated business program called Let's Talk Business. It will be a weekly show hosted by John Stanley and Scott Haywood, airing in the evenings at 6pm.

Anthony Hudson is leading SEN’s broadcast program KIA Presents AO Live of the Australian Open. The team consists of several SEN callers, including Jack Heverin and Brett Phillips, and will feature Australian tennis players such as Jelena Dokic and Sam Groth.


The Rush Hour will return to radio this year but will only air in the Gold Coast. It will be hosted by Luke Bradnam and Margaux Parker, who hosted the show last year. The Rush Hour can be heard from the 23rd of January.

Sara Bordon is now a news editor at NW magazine. In her three years at Bauer Media, Sara held the roles of senior news writer, news writer and editorial coordinator. Prior to joining Bauer, she was an account coordinator at Thrive PR + Communications. 

Warren “Tredders” Tredrea has left Triple M to join FIVEaa after spending the past eight years at the broadcaster. In his new role, he will be heard on the Sports Show and will be calling AFL games.

Jennie Lenman is now the host of SA Today on 5MU, taking over the role from Claire Murphy. On top of her hosting duties, Jennie will also work as a journalist and newsreader at 5MU and Power FM. She can be heard on air in February. 

Peter Whitehead has been promoted to chief commercial officer at Australian Radio Network. He will be taking over from Emma-Jayne Owens, who has left the company. Peter was previously the commercial director for the broadcaster.

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

90-year-old steam engine to be permanently displayed at Junee

Transport Heritage NSW
THNSW Heritage & Collections Manager, Jennifer Edmonds with Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum Curator, Ron Ison.                          

A historic 90-year-old steam locomotive built by the NSW Government Railways embarked on an epic journey by road from Thirlmere to Junee this week. The locomotive is set to become a permanent feature at its former base, the Junee Roundhouse.

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Media Spotlight

Sarah Maunder, News Reporter at ABC Mid North Coast 
Sarah Maunder - ABC Mid North Coast Sarah Maunder is a journalist at ABC Mid North Coast. She recently filled in at AM, PM and the World Today at ABC Radio Sydney. Sarah has been with the ABC since 2016, and before starting in her current role, she worked at ABC South East SA. Prior to joining the ABC, Sarah was a regional journalist at Fairfax Media (now Nine Entertainment Co), where she covered the Mid North of South Australia. Her career in the industry began in 2013 as a volunteer executive producer at SYN News. Her Twitter handle is @s_maunder.

When did you decide journalism was something you wanted to pursue and why?
I was volunteering as a music photographer for a street press magazine in Adelaide in 2011. By chance, I was given the opportunity to interview Slash (of Guns N’ Roses fame) because I was such a huge fan, and the reporter assigned to the interview couldn’t do it. After that, I applied for the journalism course at RMIT.

For a press release to provide value to your work, what must it contain?
Local, relevant information or statistics always helps, especially if it’s a state-wide or nationwide release. Case studies are always great too.

What changes would you like to see to regional reporting?
Tough question! There are awesome stories in regional Australia. I’ve been seeing regional stories embraced by audiences nationwide. It would be great to see that continuing.

In what ways has social media enhanced your work?
It’s great for finding quirky stories, or people who are being affected by a certain issue. It’s also the best for finding weather photos.

Upcoming Media Events

Tamworth Country Music FestivalAged Care Royal Commission
Friday 18th January, Adelaide
The first hearing of the commission will be held in Adelaide.

Schützenfest
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th January, Adelaide
Since 1964, Schützenfest has been showcasing the best of German culture. This year, there will be slap dancing performances, German food and a traditional Vogel shoot.

Tamworth Country Music Festival (pictured above)
Friday 18th to Sunday 27th January, Tamworth NSW
Now in its 47th year, the Tamworth Country Music Festival will feature over 700 performers and 2,800 shows across 120 different venues. 

Bridal & Honeymoon Expo 
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th January, Sydney 
An expo that features over 200 exclusive displays from Australian bridal retailers 

Women's March 2019 Women’s March 2019 (pictured left)
Sunday 20th January, Sydney
Women will march to raise their voices against sexism, bigotry, and racism. The mission of the march is to change the culture of violence against women for the next generation.

Inner West Fiesta
Sunday 20th January, Sydney
Celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of the Latin American Culture in Sydney, the Inner West Fiesta will feature the best of Latin American food, dance and music.

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