AAP Medianet - 9 August 2018

July 19, 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

Danny Teece-Johnson is now the digital executive producer for NITV Radio, an Indigenous news and culture program on SBS Radio. Danny was previously a video journalist at the station, covering the Northern Territory.

David Nash has moved from Triple M Cairns to Triple M Brisbane. He will be working as an announcer as well as looking after operations at the station. David has previously worked as a panel operator at 96.9 Star FM.

Cynthia Wang has joined TV Week as a features editor. Prior to this, she was a senior writer and content editor at WHO magazine. Cynthia has also worked at People Magazine in the roles of assistant editor and associate bureau chief in Los Angeles. 

The Nine Network is partnering with Helloworld Travel Limited for its new show 'Hello World', which will air in October this year. The show will take viewers across different countries, including Japan, New Zealand and Canada. Reporters on the show will include Ray Martin, Sonia Kruger and Steve Jacobs.

KOFM Newcastle and 4TOFM Townsville will soon re-launch under the Triple M brand. The two stations will now be called Triple M Newcastle and Triple M Townsville. The launch will take place on September 3rd and November 9th respectively.

Eloise Walsh is now at Mamamia as a social media producer. She joins the team from the Seven Network, where she worked as a social media coordinator and a production assistant. 

Emma Koehn has joined the team at Fairfax Media as a small business reporter, working across The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Emma has had previous experience reporting on the business sector, with roles at SmartCompany and the Eureka Report

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

New nanoparticles help detect deep-tissue cancers 
Dr Yiqing Lu, CNBP Associate Investigator pictured above        Image: CNBP / cnbp.org.au   

Researchers, led by Dr Yiqing Lu, have developed a new form of nanoparticle and associated imaging technique that can detect multiple disease biomarkers, including those for breast cancer, found in deep-tissue in the body.

Read full story

Media Spotlight

Jacqueline Lunn, editor of Jetstar magazine Jacqueline Lunn, Jetstar Magazine
Jacqueline Lunn is a journalist, editor and novelist with over 20 years of experience in the media. She has worked on publications such as Qantas Travel Insider, The Sydney Morning Herald, Mamamia and The Australian magazine.

 

What makes in-flight magazines unique? 
The access we have to great writers, storytellers and photographers is what makes them unique. It’s very clear what an in-flight magazine does; it wants to share amazing travel experiences, and inspire people to get up and go. That positive exploration of the world is infectious.

What are some surprising things you’ve learnt about travel?
That the most wonderful travel experiences always come back to the fascinating people you meet when you are far from home. People beat views and tall buildings any day of the week.

What do you think a journalist should do or be to have influence in the media industry? 
The journalists who have real influence play a crucial role in changing our institutions and systems through their careful reporting. The story comes first. They don’t huff and puff about something on social media and think: job done.

For a press release to grab your attention, what should it contain?
It should be personalised, and the subject matter should relate to what we publish in our magazine and digitally.

Upcoming Media Events

Mount Isa Mines Rotary RodeoG L O W - HOTA, Home of the Arts
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August, Mount Isa
Celebrating its 60th year, the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo will have rodeo competitions, concerts, markets and non-stop rodeo action. 

GLOW - Home of the Arts (pictured right)
Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th August, Surfers Paradise
GLOW is a three-night festival of light with performances, music, aerial acts, food-stalls and immersive installations from renowned artists. 

Bendigo Writers Festival 
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August, Bendigo
The annual three-day event returns with words, ideas and great conversations. There will be more than 100 events, with discussions about all kinds of writing styles. 

Australian Dental Industry Association Victorian show
Friday 10th to Saturday 11th August, Melbourne
Dentists and oral healthcare professionals will meet with local suppliers of dental products at the Australian Dental Industry Association Victorian, the state's largest regularly scheduled dental event.

The Sun Herald City2Surf National Science Week
Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th August, Nationwide
National Science Week is a celebration of science and technology. The event showcases the contributions of Australian scientists to the world.

The Sun Herald City2Surf (pictured left)
Sunday 12th August, Sydney
Now in its 47th Year, The Sun-HeraldCity2Surf will start at Hyde Park, with a route through the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and finish at Bondi Beach.

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