AAP Medianet - 27 September 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

ABC chairman Justin Milne has resigned from his role. His resignation follows the high-profile departure of managing director Michelle Guthrie on Monday. The ABC Board will meet to decide who will be the acting chairman. 


Ken ‘KG’ Cunningham and Graham ‘Cornsey’ Cornes will renew their partnership on FIVEaa next year to present The Saturday Sports Show every Saturday. The duo previously hosted a show together from 1995 to 2008 called KG and Cornsey’s Sports Show.

Paul McIntyre is the new editor of CMO Brief, a newsletter produced by the Australian Financial Review and sponsored by PwC. Paul joins from Multi Channel Network, where he spent three years as the editor-at-large. 

Starting next month, Dan Widdowson will join Erica Weir as a drive presenter on 89.9 Light FM Melbourne. Dan has previously been a producer and announcer at Radio Norfolk and at Hope 103.2 FM, as well as a producer and presenter at the Seven Network. 

Eva Milic is now a news presenter for Nine News Gold Coast. Previously, she was a presenter for Nine News Brisbane. This is a return to the program for Eva, who began her career at the program in a freelance position in 2004. 

Yahoo7 Be is rebranding to Yahoo Lifestyle next month. The rebranded website will continue to be led by Aletha Wilkinson - the acting head of Yahoo7 Be. There will be no change to the content produced.

Bernadine Lim is joining Screen Australia in November as its new head of documentary. Bernadine is currently the executive producer of Dateline on SBS and has been with the broadcaster for four years. She has also held roles at Network Ten, BBC and CNBC.

Darren Davidson is relocating to New York to take up the role of editor-in-chief at Storyful. He is currently the media editor for The Australian and has been with the paper for seven years. Over his career, he has worked in Sydney and London at various media outlets such as AdNews, Sky News Australia and The Daily Telegraph UK.

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

Gold nugget found in WA valued at $100,000

                                                                                                                                   Image: Minelab 

A stunning 68-ounce gold nugget worth more than AU$100,000 was uncovered in remote Western Australia last week. The nugget named 'Duck's Foot' because of its shape was the biggest of half-a-dozen sizeable nuggets found during the same trip. 

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Media Spotlight

Jon Anderson, sports writer at the Herald Sun 
Jon Anderson is a sports journalist at the Herald Sun, with a career that dates back to 1983 at The Herald and Weekly Times. Most notably, Jon appeared in a Herald Sun segment called "At the Bar with Robbo and Ando". Outside of his work at the paper, Jon has co-written and edited books on former AFL players such as Mark Jackson, Gary Ablett Senior and Brian Taylor, and has written an autobiography on former Australian cricketer Rodney Hogg.

Having spent over 35 years at the Herald Sun, what aspects of working in print media do you enjoy the most?
I still get a rush out of seeing a story appear in the actual newspaper, from the initial beginnings of the story until the time it is presented with headline and photos.

For a press release to grab your attention, what should it contain?
Not be the standard garden variety release that we get 95 per cent of the time. Aim for a point of difference, something that grabs your attention straight away.

How do you think sports journalism has influenced sports in Australia?
For over 150 years sports journalism has set the agenda for the working lives of so many Australians.

What can attendees of the AAP Sports Masterclass look forward to hearing from you? 
Honesty about the profession, from newspapers to the vibrancy of radio, to the sycophantic world of television.

Meet Jon Anderson and more key sports journalists at AAP's upcoming Masterclass. 

Upcoming Media Events

SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award (pictured right)
Thursday 27th September, Sydney
The 10th annual SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award celebrates the photographic talent of Australians. This year’s theme is “Shoot your dream commission”, and the finalists’ exhibition will continue until Wednesday 17th October.

Australian Psychological Society Congress
Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th September, Sydney
Over 1,000 psychologists will gather in Sydney for the largest biannual meeting of the psychology profession. The congress will consist of workshop sessions, speakers and award presentations spread out across the three days. 

Ceduna Oysterfest
Friday 28th September, Ceduna, South Australia
A festival celebrating all things West Coast, with local seafood and produce, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment. 

National Police Remembrance Day
Friday 28th September, Nationwide
National Police Remembrance Day honours police officers whose lives were lost while performing their duties.

Deni Ute Muster
Friday 28th to Saturday 29th September, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Now in its 20th year, the Deni Ute Muster celebrates the icon of the ute and all things Australian. There will be lawn mower racing, camel rides, whipcracking championships and musical performances from Carrie Underwood, Kasey Chambers and Thirsty Merc.

Oz Comic-Con Sydney (pictured left)
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th September, Sydney
Oz Comic-Con Sydney will be filled with multi-genre content from across the spectrum, with appearances from comic book artists, film and television stars and voice actors. There will be gaming demonstrations, cosplay competitions, and workshops.

 
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