AAP Medianet - 30 November 2017


November 30, 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

Meg Watson will soon join Crikey as its new Associate Editor. She will leave her role as Editor of Junkee Media, a role she has held for over a year. Prior to this role, Meg was the Entertainment and Features Editor for Crikey. She has also worked for Concrete Playground and Farrago Magazine. 

9Honey has a new Deputy Editor, with Claire Isaac joining the team. Claire has spent almost 10 years at Bauer Media, with her last role being Executive Editor of Woman’s Day. She has also worked at OK! magazine.

The Australian has announced several new appointments this week. David Murray will be the paper’s new National Crime Correspondent, starting in 2018. Ben Packham will work in the paper’s Canberra bureau as a Senior Journalist, and Luke Griffiths will work at the Adelaide bureau. Finally, Andrew McMillen will join the paper as Music Writer.

Tom Bainbridge and Oliver Morris (better known as Tom and Olly) will be heard on the Triple M network in 2018. Their new show Tom & Olly Have Questions will begin to air on 15th January. 

Garry Lyon will join FOX Sports in 2018. Garry will be coming from Channel 9, where he hosted the Footy Classified show. The former AFL player has had a long and distinguished career on the field, kicking 426 goals across a 226-game career with Melbourne.

Starting next year, Stephen Cenatiempo will host a new program on the Triple M regional network. Currently, Stephen is the Morning Host on 2NM. Prior to that, he worked at 2HC as Afternoons Announcer and News Editor.

Michael Smith will be moving to China to work as China Correspondent for the Australian Financial Review and will start in his role in 2018. He is currently a Senior Writer and Columnist for the paper. Michael has also worked at Thomson Reuters and Australian Associated Press.

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

6,000 women get active for breast cancer support 
Image: Carman's Women's Fun Run Facebook

On Sunday 3rd December more than 6,000 women will come together from across the state to run and walk in the annual Carman’s Women’s Fun Run in support of Australians affected by breast cancer.

The annual fun run encourages women of all ages to get active for a good cause with many participants raising money to support the work of Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Read full story

Media Spotlight

Leon Sjogren, Executive Producer at Fox FM
Leon Sjogren is the Executive Producer of popular Melbourne breakfast radio show Fifi, Fev & Byron on Fox FM. Leon is nearing 10 years in commercial radio after cutting his teeth at youth community station SYN (The Student Youth Network). Since then he has been a part of some of the biggest shows in Australia including Fifi & Jules, Merrick & Australia, Dan & Maz and more. He recently launched his own podcast ‘Am I Funny’ where he documented himself over 8 weeks learning and performing stand-up comedy for the very first time with the help of some of the world’s biggest comedians. His Twitter handle is @Leonsjogren.
If there has been one big lesson in getting to the stage you're at now, what would that be?
Take every single opportunity that comes up, it might be the smallest thing but you might meet the right person or learn the right skills that get you your dream job further down the track.
What aspect of working in broadcast media do you enjoy the most?
I love the immediacy of working in radio, if something big breaks we can throw the show out the window and go with it, using callers to help fill in the gaps. Also, now with social media we have even more access to information to get content and contacts to speak on the show.  
How useful are press releases to keep on top of things in the radio world?
They always come in handy, part of our job is to soak up and absorb as much information as humanly possible and as much as you scour news sites and social media it’s always handy to be delivered custom tailored information to our inboxes. (bonus points if they have contacts or talent available for interviews!)
You hosted the 'Am I Funny' podcast earlier in the year. Who was the funniest comedian to work with?
It was such an honour getting advice from all of those talented comedians, Justin Hamilton was my comedy mentor and was there for me the entire journey which I was super lucky to have for support, plus he writes and performs some of the best comedy in Australia. Also, Dave Thornton, Merrick Watts, Celia Pacquola and Tommy Little are all bloody legends too.
When did you decide you wanted to work in radio?
I grew up listening to radio shows like Martin/Molloy or Tracy & Matt and was always intrigued by how it all worked. I never actually thought it would be a career that I would get into until I heard someone talk about community radio when I was in year 11. I investigated, got involved in SYN and from that point, I knew that was what I wanted to do!

Upcoming Media Events

Taste of Melbourne (pictured right)
Thursday 30th November to Sunday 3rd December, Melbourne
The festival is an annual feast for all senses and celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant food and culture scene. Taste of Melbourne features world-first collaborations from well-known chefs, artists and musicians.

World AIDS Day
Friday 1st December 
Held on 1st December each year, World AIDS Day is a day for everyone to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died. 

No Gender December
Friday 1st to Sunday 31st December 
The aim of the No Gender December campaign is to work towards eliminating the segregation of toys along gender lines and to promote the idea that children should be encouraged to learn through the widest possible range of play experiences.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Saturday 2nd December 
A yearly event, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, to focus on the eradication of contemporary forms of slavery.

AACTA Awards (pictured left)
Wednesday 6th December, Sydney 
The annual awards for the Australian television and film industry. More than 50 awards are up for grabs.
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