AAP Medianet - 21 September 2017


September 21, 2017

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

Adrian ‘AJ’ Johnston is moving to an earlier time slot as the new Co-Host of the Breakfast program for Gold 92.5 FM. Adrian will be joining Bridge Daley and Spida Everitt from 5am to 9am.

Medium Rare Content has a new Deputy Editor with Vanessa Lawrence taking the position. Vanessa joins the Qantas Magazine from Pedestrian.TV where she was Head of Editorial.

Nicole Crowley
 has been appointed Brand Manager for Donna Hay Group and Donna Hay. Nicole has previously worked as a Social Media Manager and Public Relations Communications Manager for Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Southern Cross Austereo has appointed Lyn Barp as the Head of Local Sales in Sydney. Lyn has worked for the organisation for the past 18 years, most recently working as the Group Sales Manager and co-sharing the Sales Director role.

Angela Cox has joined the Sunday Night Television Program on the Seven Network as a new Host. She is currently a guest Host on Seven's Weekend Sunrise and The Morning Show. Before that, she spent six years in the US covering crime and local news.

Nerida O’Loughlin has been appointed as a full-time member and chair of The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for a five-year term. Nerida was most recently the interim CEO of the Digital Transformation Agency.

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

Next generation $10 banknote enters general circulation 
Image: Reserve Bank of Australia  
The new $10 banknote entered general circulation this week and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year. 

The design of the new $10 banknote retains images of Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson and includes elements of their works. It also is the same size and uses the same colour palette as the existing $10 banknote. 

All banknotes in the new series also include a tactile feature to assist the vision-impaired community. 

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Media Spotlight

Kerri Elstub, Network Editor at 9Honey 
Kerri Elstub is the Network Editor of Nine Network's lifestyle website 9Honey. She has been with Nine for over 15 years, with the majority of that time spent working in TV. During her time at Nine, she has worked as a Supervising Producer for A Current Affair, and Executive Producer for Kerri-Anne and Weekend Today. Kerri also had experience in radio. At the beginning of her career, she worked as an Executive Producer at Radio 2UE. Her Twitter handle is @kerrielstub9.

What attracted you to journalism? 
I always loved English at school. While Shakespeare confused me, I really enjoyed writing. I was the nerd who would write essays for fun and ask my teachers for feedback.

What does your role as 9Honey’s Network Editor entail? 
I’m in charge of editorial decisions and the overall direction of the network. Every day is really diverse and a constant learning process.

How can press releases be improved to better suit your needs?
My message to PR people would be – know who you are pitching to, and always, always, put it in an email. A never-ending phone call isn’t going to get you a story.
What have you learnt about women and the digital landscape since joining 9Honey?
Women have such a thirst for a wide range of topics and are so happy to share their experiences and their lives with other women. I find it’s a really supportive place and almost everyone has a story to tell.
You have worked in Television for over 15 years. What has been your most memorable experience and why?
When I started in television as a researcher on TODAY – my dream job was to work with Kerri-Anne Kennerley. I was lucky enough to be the Executive Producer of her show, Kerri-Anne, a few years later, and it was one of the most enjoyable years of my TV career. 

Upcoming Media Events

World Alzheimer's Day 
Thursday 21st September, Nationwide
A day for Alzheimer's organisations around the world to concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.

Oz Comic-Con (pictured right)
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September, Brisbane
The pop-culture event will give fans the chance to meet celebrities such as Jason Momoa, Matt Davis and Jenna Coleman over the weekend, and also play host to the Brisbane heat of the Australian Cosplay Championships.

Royal Melbourne Show
Saturday 23rd September to Tuesday 3rd October, Melbourne
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria will host the 162nd show, beginning this weekend. The show will feature carnival rides, food stalls, animals up close, competitions and more. 

National Stay in Bed Day
Sunday 24th September

Sleep in guilt-free or wear your pyjamas or slippers out and about for the ninth National Stay in Bed Day to help cure mitochondrial disease, a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic disease that starves the body’s cells of energy. 

World Cassowary Day
Sunday 24th September, Cairns
Celebrating and showcasing the Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) and the conservation efforts of people working to protect them and their home, the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforests.

International Astronautical Congress 2017 (pictured left)
Monday 25th to Friday 29th September, Adelaide
More than 4,000 leaders and delegates from across the globe are expected to attend the world's largest space congress, including heads of major space agencies, astronauts, senior space engineers and policymakers.

AAP Masterclass: Health Edition
Tuesday 17th October, Melbourne
Learn from a panel of leading health editors, journalists and reporters from Nine News, The Age, Herald Sun and more.The event will include sessions run by our panelists where you'll be able to discuss with them actionable tips and insights into what makes a successful press release. 
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