This Week's Media Movements
AAP Photos opens its editorial photography to Reuters Connect
In a move to attract global customers, AAP is following leading national and international news agencies by increasing access to its award-winning photojournalism.
The SMH and The Age have announced a raft of new appointments:
Brent Williams has been appointed the new director of sport at Nine
- Zoe Samios will be the media and telecommunications reporter replacing Jennifer Duke after leaving The Australian as their media business reporter.
- Sherryn Groch will be the new explainer reporter after departing her role as a journalist at The Canberra Times.
- John McDuling is the new business editor after previously being the deputy business editor at The SMH.
Brent has filled the vacant position left by Tom Malone after moving to the managing director’s position for radio. Brent was formerly the head of cricket at the network and has been at Nine for the past 25 years.
Linda Marigliano and Gen Fricker are leaving Triple J
Mornings presenter, Linda and lunch host, Gen will both leave by the end of this year. Torres Strait Islander comedian David Woodhead has been announced as the new lunch presenter starting in 2020.
Avani Dias has been named as the new host of Triple J Hack
Avani is a former multi-platform reporter for ABC Sydney and Darwin and will replace Tom Tilley.
Lauren Molan is departing Crikey INQ
Lauren will finish up her role as editor on Friday, 29th November, and she will continue freelancing.
Stephen Beers will return to Melbourne’s 3AW
Nearly a month after being made redundant as operations manager, Stephen is returning as station manager.
Emily Baker steps into a new role at ABC Hobart
Emily has commenced working as a state political reporter at the broadcaster, and previously reported for The Mercury.
Paul Shepherd retires from the radio industry
After more than 30 years with Perth’s Mix 94.5, ‘Captain’ Paul announced his departure on air on Monday, 18th November following his cancer diagnosis in August.
Aero Australia will cease publishing in 2020
The aviation magazine will release its final issue in December after 16 years.
BBC Studios has appointed two general managers for its Asia-Pacific region:
Rolling Stone Australia will relaunch in the new year
- Fiona Lang will lead Australia and New Zealand after being promoted from her position as chief operating officer.
- Ryan Shiotani will lead the South and Southeast Asia team.
Parent company Penske Media Corporation has partnered with The Brag Media to revive the magazine, which saw its last issue in January 2018.
Online video platform Ticker has announced new formats and changes for its programming:
Eleanor Ainge Roy steps into full-time reporter role at The Guardian
- Lunchtime Express will be fronted by a single presenter, business journalist Laura Daquino, who will share the latest market news from the ASX from Monday to Wednesday.
- Executive director of Lincoln Indicators Elio D’Amato will review the major news stories of the week on Health of the Market on Thursdays.
- CEO of Future Sport Ali Terai will host the program Future Sport, focusing on the business side of professional sport.
Eleanor previously contributed to the outlet on a freelance basis.
Gerard Whateley signs a new contract with 1116 SEN
The sports broadcaster has secured a 3-year deal that will see him remain on the station until at least 2022.
Peta Fuller joins ABC News Digital
After working at the Herald Sun for two years, Peta has joined the network as a journalist and producer.
Nova Entertainment launches a new podcast called The Babble
The company’s first pop culture podcast will be hosted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Nat Bass) and Matthew Johnson (Matty J). The show will be aired bi-weekly.
Michael Thompson, the national executive producer at Macquarie Media, will depart his role
Michael’s last day is on Friday, 22nd November. He has been with Macquarie Media for over 11 years and started on Ray Hadley's 2GB program.
Nikki Clarkson promoted to new executive role at SCA
Nikki has been promoted to the role of SCA’s chief marketing and communications officer and will join the leadership team from 1st January 2020.
ABC News named best in the world at data visualisation and digital storytelling
The team received the Most Outstanding Outfit award in the International Data Visualisation and Infographic category at the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2019 in London last night.
Gerry Reynolds has been inducted into the Australian Magazine Awards Hall of Fame
Gerry has over two decades worth of experience in the magazine industry and is currently the managing director at Medium Rare Content Agency.
The Big Issue marks 600 editions
The fortnightly published magazine celebrated its 600th edition on Friday, 15th November, and first launched in 1996 in Melbourne.