AAP Medianet - 23 August 2018


August 16, 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


Melbourne's SEN1116 has started putting together its commentary team called SEN XI for the upcoming summer cricket season. Included in the lineup so far are Damien Fleming, Simon Katich, Gerard Whateley, Mel Jones, Lisa Sthalekar and Anthony Hudson. 

Julia Naughton >is now the managing editor of 9Honey's lifestyle content. She was previously its deputy editor. Before joining Nine, Julia was an associate editor at HuffPost Australia and prior to that a features writer at Cosmopolitan magazine.

James Mitchell has been promoted to the role of wealth and wellness editor at Momentum Media. He joined the publisher in 2013, when it was still known as Sterling Publishing, and has since held the roles of journalist, editor of The Adviser, managing editor and editor-at-large. 

In the next few weeks, Tim Wong-See will be moving to ABC Sunshine Coast to start as a morning producer. He was previously a reporter and producer for ABC Gold Coast. Tim is also the producer and host of a podcast called Someone Else's Shoes

Erin Buchan has joined the team at WIN News Central Queensland as a sports journalist. She was previously a content writer at Adoni Media, a PR and media agency. Erin has also written content for Queensland Magazines. 

Andrew Fritsch >will be returning to Southern Cross Austereo to work as a producer for The Studio, the broadcaster's creative ideas space. He is currently a commercial producer at Nova Entertainment and will be finishing his role early next month. Andrew was previously at Southern Cross Austereo from 2008 to 2011. 

After two and a half years, Triple M Bundy has moved into its new studios on Takalvan Street, all shows are now broadcasting from the new location. The station was previously known as 93.1 SEA FM. 

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

Teen girl bags gold medal at Earth Science world games
UNSW - Sydney Greenway Australia's best gold medal haul at International Science Olympiads since 2009.                                  Image: ASI

Rebecca Whittle has secured Australia’s best gold medal performance at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science Olympiads since 2009. The International Earth Science Olympiad is an annual competition for secondary school students that tests their abilities in disciplines such as geology, meteorology, environmental science, and terrestrial astronomy.

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Media Spotlight

Paul Osborne, senior political writer at Australian Associated Press Canberra

Paul Osborne began his journalism career tossing junk mail into suburban Brisbane mailboxes while pedaling furiously on a bike. This was wheJames Royce - SCAre he learned the need for "accuracy." After graduating from QUT, Paul's first full-time journalism position was at the Central Queensland News as a cadet. After that, he moved to The Courier-Mail as a sub-editor and also produced the Anglican newspaper Focus, before starting at AAP in Brisbane in 2000. Having covered state politics in Queensland, Paul did a short stint in Canberra before returning to Brisbane as AAP bureau chief in 2007 and then returned to Canberra in 2010 as a senior political writer for AAP. 

As someone who has worked at AAP for 18 years, what do you think makes it unique from other news organisations?
AAP has an extraordinary reach in terms of audience. As a journalist, you get great satisfaction when you write something, knowing that many people are reading your copy. However, it also means that you need to get it right and be balanced in your approach. 

How has journalism influenced politics over the years?
Well-told stories can spark the government into action. Just look at stories on the NT youth destination crisis, exposure of band misconduct and the abuse of animals being shipped overseas. News is powerful.

For a press release to grab your attention, what should it contain?
The key elements need to be: catchy headline, strong quotes, complex terms explained in simple language, all the key information (who, what, when, where, why, how) and contact details. The news angle must be immediately obvious.

Upcoming Media Events




Daffodil Day
Friday 24th August, Nationwide
Thousands of volunteers will line the streets of Australia to raise money for the Cancer Council's flagship fundraising day.

Teddy Bear Hospital (pictured right)
Friday 24th August, Chadstone
Returning to Chadstone for its fourth annual winter check-up, the program offers mock medical check-ups for children and their teddy bears, and aims to reduce childhood anxiety about a trip to the doctor or hospital.  



Brisbane Boat Show
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August, Brisbane
Queensland's recreational marine exhibition is a fun family day out, with prestige watercraft, practical fishing vessels, tinnies and kayaks.

Kmart toy tester review workshop
Saturday 25th August, Melbourne
Kmart Australia is holding a special toy tester review workshop for kids. Every child will be provided with a lab coat, along with various themes and toys to test. Also attending the workshop will be local celebrities, parenting bloggers and influencers.


Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool
Saturday 25th August, Liverpool
Eat Your Heart Out is a celebration of art and will feature the launch of new work by Settlement Services International artists, including Karmeen Yalda, Mariam Abbas and Emmanuel Asante.

Melbourne Writers Festival >
(pictured left)
Friday 24th August to Sunday 2nd September, Melbourne
Artists from around the world come together at the Melbourne Writers Festival to celebrate literature and explore ideas.


2018 Ride For Justice
Sunday 26th August,
Now in its sixth year, Ride for Justice is a motorcycle ride that aims to raise awareness of the NSW Homicide Victims Support Group (HVSG), and raise funds for Grace's Place - a world first trauma centre for children of homicide.

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