AAP Medianet - 24 November 2016



This Week's Media Movements

Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton will join Triple J as Breakfast Hosts next year. They will be taking over from Matt Okine and Alex Dyson who announced they were leaving the station earlier this week. Ben and Liam will be joined by Journalist Brooke Boney, and regular guest Dylan Alcott, Australian Paralympian of the Year, who will present sports during the week.

News Corp will launch a new digital network focused on women called whimn.com.au. It will be led by Editor Felicity Harley, whose previous experience includes working as the Editor ofWomen's Health, and roles at Cleo and Cosmopolitan

Nic McClure, Executive Producer of KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O Show will leave at the end of this year after two years working with the show. Bruno Bouchet, who is the currently Content Creative Manager and returned to working with the pair earlier this year, will become Executive Producer.

Dan Bourchier will join ABC in Canberra as Presenter of their nightly television news bulletin. Dan will also feature on the radio, as Breakfast Host on 666 ABC Canberra. Dan will leave his current role as Political Reporter and National Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Sky News to join the ABC in 2017.

Laura Tchilinguirian has been appointed as the new Afternoons Presenter on ABC Canberra 666. Laura is currently a Presenter and Executive Producer on ABC NewsRadio in the morning, and a temporary Breakfast Presenter at 666. She will begin her new role on January 16, replacing Alex Sloan who announced her retirement earlier in November. 

Freelance Journalist Greg Dimopoulos has launched a new food blog and podcast called Spooning with Greg. It is centred around industry trends, health and agriculture, and features interviews with industry professionals and provides updates on the hospitality industry.

Roy and HG will be back on radio next year, as the Hosts of Triple M's national Saturday morning show The Sporting Probe with Roy & HG. The duo have been heard on Triple M before, and recently hosted a daily show on the station during the Olympic Games in Rio.

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

New Drug Trends Pose New Dangers

Image: Eileen Berry Media
'Drugs 101' is a no holds barred Parent Guide that gives parents "timely advice about what drugs are, how they work, the risks and use rates" timed to coincide with Schoolies. 

Parent Guides Editor Eileen Berry produced Drugs 101 after her nephew had substance abuse issues. She believes parents must talk with their kids about the good, bad and ugly of drugs. "Every year we see new drugs and new problems, so it's not good enough to think 'I tried it all when I was younger and survived'. Things are different now."

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Media Spotlight

Selwyn Manning, Editor of EveningReport.nz
Selwyn Manning MCS (Hons) is a political investigative journalist and media entrepreneur with 23 years experience in both mainstream and independent media. He also has had experience providing live analysis to a wide range of television and radio organisations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia, and globally including the BBC Five-Live, BBC World Service, and Radio New Zealand.

How do you describe the core of your enterprises, and specifically EveningReport.nz
EveningReport.nz publishes reportage and analysis, and converges to webcast both live and on demand public interest current affairs.Through my company Multimedia Investments Ltd (MIL) I have developed a network of information, news, and analysis niche entities including: ForeignAffairs.co.nz which publishes up to 30,000 items of global geopolitical information per month, LiveNews.co.nz which aggregates New Zealand specific raw information, and AsiaPacificReport.nz, a joint venture with AUT University that specialises in reportage and analysis specific to the Asia Pacific region. 

What are the strengths of 'content aggregation' as the basis for the business you've built?
Raw information and data, and open source intelligence provides an essential, predictable and sustainable revenue for MIL. It subsidises in large part the reportage, analysis, and public interest webcasting efforts of EveningReport.nz.

Wearing your data analyst hat what value do press releases have?
When aggregated, (press release) data can have significant value when parsed and applied within big data analytics platforms. It can give a context to complexity because of the information they contain that can tip off timeline analysts to shifts in public policy for instance or just for those publicly stated position that give context to a controversial or contentious issue.

What are some issues that you think create a common ground between Australia and New Zealand?
I have been doing a weekly bulletin Across the Ditch for South Australia's radio Five AA for around eight years. It always presents as a reminder of how similar our two countries are when considering the big issues that challenge us. Whether economic, issues of trade relations, geopolitical, issues of sociology and political progress, or matters of security/intelligence New Zealand and Australia have common ground. Across the Ditch is my way of doing my bit to foster better Trans Tasman relations while partaking in a long history of Australia/New Zealand banter and rivalry.

Upcoming Media Events

Melbourne Fair
24th - 27th November - Caulfield Racecourse
An antiques selling exhibition which will host over 40 Australian and international exhibitors with objects from every era including jewellery, vintage fashion and luxury vintage designer goods. 

RSPCA Australia Animal Welfare Seminar: A Dog’s Life 
25th November - University of Melbourne
Bringing together some of Australia’s leading experts in animal health and welfare to discuss the treatment of dogs in racing, breeding, training and indigenous communities.

Innovation Summit: What makes Australia different? 
25th November - The Westin, Sydney
In 2016, the UNSW Innovation Summit focuses on Australia’s global competitive edge. What is Australia’s offering in the global innovation marketplace and how can we improve it?

500km Team Endurance Relay (Pictured)
25th - 27th November - Beaudesert Showgrounds, QLD
Teams run from dawn to dusk for three days to help raise funds to support people living with a disability. 

World AIDS Day
1st December
A day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

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