AAP Medianet - 6 December 2018


6 December 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

Anthony De Ceglie will take up the role of editor of West Australian Newspapers in January next year. He will join the paper from The Daily Telegraph, where he is currently the deputy editor.

Shaun Menegola will be joining the team at Seven Melbourne in 2019 as a news director. He is taking over the role from Simon Pristel, who will depart the network at the end of this year. Shaun was previously the news director at Nine Perth. 

Russell Woolf will be joining ABC Radio Perth's breakfast show as host in the new year, working alongside Nadia Mitsopoulos. This is a return to the station for Russell, who hosted its Saturday breakfast show from 2014 to 2016. 

Nine CEO Hugh Marks has announced his new leadership team, with Chris Janz becoming managing director of publishing, starting next week. Allen Williams will continue in his role as managing director of Australian Community Media.

Next year, Karen Lee will start as the general manager at RTRFM, one of Western Australia’s oldest radio stations. She brings to the role her experience working in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Pedestrian.TV is launching a new show on 9GO! called Big Flick Energy. The weekly show will be hosted by Nina Oyama, with Pedestrian.TV’s audience given the opportunity to vote between two iconic summer films. 

Max Dudley will be moving from Sydney to Brisbane next year to work as the executive producer on Triple M Brisbane’s The Big Breakfast Show. Max spent the past four years working on Triple M's The Grill Team

Tom Chadwick has started at Seven West Media as a broadcast journalist. He joins from Bastion Reputation Management, where he worked as a senior media consultant. However, Tom is not new to the television industry. From 2007 to 2017, he was a presenter and journalist at Fox Sports.

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

Australian Cerebal Palsy Register announces decline in cerebral palsy across Australia

Australian Cerebal Palsy Register - 2018 Report      


 Image: Australian Cerebal Palsy Register 

The key findings from the 2018 Australian Cerebral Palsy Register were released on Monday night. Among many notable findings, the report has shown the emerging trend of a decline in cerebral palsy across Australia over the last 10 years, from around one in 500 children to one in 700 children.

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Media Spotlight

Shauna Anderson, Editor of 9Honey
Shauna Anderson - 9Honey Shauna Anderson is the editor of 9Honey. She has over 15 years’ experience in the industry, with her work featured in print, online and in television presenting. Before her role with 9Honey, Shauna was the news editor for Kidspot at WHIMN. Prior to that, she was the news editor at Mamamia. Other positions she has held have included chief of staff with the Nine Network, a reporter with Today Tonight, The Sydney Morning Herald and Woman’s Day. As an experienced writer for female audiences, Shauna understands what women want to consume in their media. Her Twitter handle is @shaunaand.

As the new editor of 9Honey, how are you looking to grow or change the website?
9Honey has been such a success story and I am proud to have been asked to be a part of it. Australian women don’t want to be told what to think, or how to feel, they want to be valued and recognised and respected, and 9Honey does all of that without preaching to them or undermining them. I want to continue those values by listening to our audiences, growing our network to reach platforms that women consume media through.

When did a press release help you uncover a good story? What ways can they be improved to help you find that story?
A good press release recognises the value of a good story. We don’t want to lecture to women, or tell them how to think or feel; we want to speak to them about their lives with stories that resonate. A good press release will have real-life angles, a “take away” value, a heart-warming story, or something we can laugh at, smile at, or cry at.

With your experience in lifestyle verticals, how have you seen Australian attitudes towards lifestyle change over the years?
Lifestyle is how we live, how we aspire to live, and what we feel, think, consume, value and enjoy every day. “Lifestyle content” is becoming our news in some way as a reaction to ‘fake news’. People want real life stories, they want to see and hear things they can relate to, and they want information about their lives to enrich their lives and make them better. Lifestyle content has become so much more accepted and valued, and it is important content.

Upcoming Media Events

2018 Human Rights Lecture
Thursday 6th December, Sydney
The Honourable John Dowd AO QC will deliver this year’s Human Rights Lecture. It will be hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW) with the support of the State Library of NSW. 

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton 2018
Saturday 8th December, Western Australia
Now in its ninth year, competitors from interstate and around the world will compete in the kiteboarding race.

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival (pictured above)
Saturday 8th December, Western Australia
A festival to celebrate local food, wine and crafts. Thousands of visitors will meet local producers, participate in cherry pip spitting competitions and taste a variety of products.

Canberra Christmas Market 2018
Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th December, Canberra
A market filled with Christmas items such as trees, puddings, clothing and gift ideas. 

Soar & Roar FestivalHemp, Health & Innovation Expo
Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th December, Melbourne
One of Australia’s largest indoor hemp expo, providing attendees with information about the benefits of the hemp plant, with a range of new and innovative products.

Soar & Roar Festival (pictured left)
Sunday 9th December, Sydney
The third Soar & Roar Festival provides people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to ride in a luxury car. 

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