AAP Medianet - 7 June 2018


June 7, 2018

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. 

Laura Wilson is now the fashion, features, and beauty editor at bridal magazine Hello May. She has close to a decade's experience in the industry and has worked for various women's magazines including OK!InStyle AustraliaNew Idea and NW

Freya Noble has started at Nine News as a senior producer. She joins the team from Daily Mail Australia, where she worked as assistant news editor. Freya worked at the Daily Mail for four years, starting as a news reporter after graduating from university. 

Anthony Dumont has joined Fairfax Media as the head of the finance vertical. He was previously at Mastercard, where he worked for more than 10 years leading its marketing function in New Zealand. 

Former Socceroos striker Josh Kennedy will co-host a show on 1116 SEN called The Road to Russia. He will be joined by Jack Heverin. The two will be providing coverage of the World Cup with insights and interviews with current and former players, commentators and influential figures.

Grant Denyer will host a new family entertainment show on Channel 10 called Game Of Games. It will be the Australian version of the American show hosted by Ellen De Generes. Grant was previously the host of Family Feud, which was cancelled in May. 

ABC Radio has appointed new station managers in the east coast capital cities. Melanie Withnall, who is currently the managing director of Sydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd, will run the Sydney station. In Melbourne, former arts and culture editor at Radio National, Dina Rosendorff will be taking charge. Simon Scoble has been appointed in Brisbane, while Samantha Stayner will be the new station manager in Hobart. 

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

Fluorescence microscopy gets the BAMM treatmentCentre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
Dr Antony Orth, CNBP Research Fellow    Image: Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics

A novel technique developed by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) will help shine new light on biological questions by improving the quality and quantity of information that can be extracted in fluorescence microscopy. 

Lead author of the research paper, Dr Antony Orth, CNBP Research Fellow at RMIT University has helped developed the technique, ‘bleaching-assisted multichannel microscopy’ (BAMM). The technique takes a current long-standing weakness of fluorescence microscopy and turns it into a strength that improves imaging output by up to three times, with no additional hardware required.

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Media Spotlight

Joshua Joynes, news and entertainment editor at CosmopolitanJoshua Joynes - Cosmopolitan
Joshua Joynes has been working in print for four years. He started his career doing freelance fashion styling for OK! and Foxtel Magazine, and also completed a two-year internship with Harper’s Bazaar before landing a job at the front desk with Cosmopolitan. After two years, he worked his way up to become the news and entertainment editor.

How are you enjoying your new role as news and entertainment editor at Cosmopolitan?
Working at a magazine like Cosmopolitan is a dream. The brand is an international powerhouse, and I get to work with a team that lives and breathes the brand. The news and entertainment role is incredible as I get to work across such a good mix of national and international entertainment.

What are the biggest challenges facing the magazine industry?
The obvious challenge would be finding space for both print and digital, but it’s definitely achievable. Print also faces a lot of challenges with timing, as I’m sure everyone is aware that it can be difficult to manage launches, announcements and events around print deadlines. However, it all comes down to planning and making sure you have the support of your digital counterparts to deliver 360° content for readers.

For a press release to grab your attention, what should it contain?
A good press release always grabs my attention when I can tell someone has put in the effort to read the magazine and has mapped out pitches and ideas that could easily fit into our existing pillars and format – it makes my life a lot easier.

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