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AAP Medianet - 4 April 2019


April 04, 2019

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. To keep with movements as they happen, follow our Twitter @aapmedianet.

This Week's Media Movements


Toni Tenaglia is the new afternoon announcer at ARN’s Gold 104.3 in Melbourne. Toni has previously worked as a digital radio music director at Southern Cross Austereo, a music director at KIIS 101.1 Melbourne and as a music programmer at Triple M Melbourne.

Anthony Murdoch is now the network executive editor at Network 10, moving from roles as executive producer as well as supervising producer for 6.30 with George Negus at the channel. Anthony has also worked as chief of staff at Fox Sports News and in various producing roles at Nine. 

Shelby Brady has joined the ABC as a producer. She comes from SCA’s Mix94.5 where she has worked as a producer and panel operator since 2016. Shelby has also worked at Sky News and Curtin Radio.

David Taylor has been recently appointed as a business reporter for ABC’s Radio National Breakfast program moving from his role as a finance columnist at the broadcaster. In 2013, David moved to London to work as a news producer for ITN until his return to the ABC in 2015.

Katelynn Starr will start in her new role as producer of ACN’s 92.5 Gold FM’s breakfast show next week. Katelynn moves from her current role as producer at 4KQ in Brisbane where she has worked since June 2017.

Genevieve Alison is now a court reporter at The Herald Sun, where she has been working as an editorial assistant since 2015. Genevieve has also worked in news at WIN Television, Network Ten and the ABC.

PR News 
Thread are now managing the Samsung AFL partnership across the season.

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

SafeScript launched to save lives in Victoria

Image: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia  (L-R): AMA Victorian President Assoc Prof Julian Rait, Victorian Minister for Health the Hon Jenny Mikakos, PSA Victorian Vice-President John Jackson

The SafeScript real-time prescription monitoring program in Victoria was rolled out this week, enabling pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to work together to protect the community from risk of overdose.

Read full story

Media Spotlight

Carrie LaFrenz, Senior Journalist at Australian Financial Review 
Carrie LaFrenz has more than 10 years' experience as a business journalist having previously covered healthcare, retail/consumer goods, industrials and agribusiness at Thomson Reuters and AAP. She is currently a companies and markets journalist at the Australian Financial Review. Her Twitter handle is @CarrieLafrenz

You have over 10 years of experience in finance reporting. What drew you to this area of reporting? 
I accidentally fell into business reporting. I don’t have a finance background, but I could see early on it was an interesting specialty area that fewer journalists wanted to go into, and therefore could provide better job prospects. I started with basic reporting about the stock market and economics and moved from there. It’s actually a very interesting area to write about.

Which finance stories are you following closely right now?
I cover areas like healthcare, retail and industrials so I’ll be following any company in those areas, like the possible takeover of Healius by China’s Jangho Group, Brookfield’s takeover of Healthscope, the rise of a2 Milk and how it’s navigating China, as well as rival baby formula maker Bellamy’s in its recovery.
What advice would you give to young journalists?
It’s a very tough industry and you have to be willing to do the hard yards to get a job. Nothing will fall into your lap. The media landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade, and while I happen to work for a major media organisation, there are many other ways to work as a journalist. So think outside the box. Think about what actually interests you. You are unlikely to start at a dream job, so be willing to work your way up to where you want to be.

How do you use press releases as part of your newsgathering process?
We use press releases/notices to the ASX as part of news coverage, but that is only one avenue. A great journalist needs to be able to sniff out a story, get the information before it hits public markets and to look beyond a press release to where the story may be. Companies use spin in press releases to tell the world the angle they would like to be told. So it’s your job to read it, digest it and look beyond those few pages to get the best storyline.

Upcoming Media Events

takayna Ultra Sydney Korean Festival
Friday 5th April, Nelson Bay River, Tasmania  
The Bob Brown Foundation will host a 65km marathon event in Tasmania’s northwest to help save the World Heritage takayna/Tarkine from logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage.

Sydney Korean Festival (pictured right) 
Saturday 6th April, Sydney 
Sydney Darling Harbour will host the celebration of Korean culture with traditional musical performances, taekwondo demonstrations, food stalls and eating competitions. 

Rosehill Trailer Boat Show 
Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th April, Sydney 
The Boating Industry Association presents this free two-day exhibition of trailer boats including ski boats, fishing rigs, luxury and performance boats, and tinnies. 

Light Up Melbourne Festival 
Saturday 6th to Tuesday 9th April, Melbourne 
Custom-built lanterns will illuminate the north bank of the Yarra River, in homage to a Chinese lantern festival. There will also be free entertainment and market stalls. 

HMAS Brisbane III Open Day (pictured left) 
Sunday 7th April, Brisbane  
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most advanced warship, the HMAS Brisbane III, will be docked in her namesake city for the first time and will be open to the public for one day only. 

Open Farm Day 2019
Sunday 7th April, Melbourne 
Working farms and businesses will be opening their gates to showcase their fruit and veggies, livestock and animals, orchards and vineyards, flowers and food to the public. 

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