EMMA report says that Fairfax is on the back footBy Selim Unutmaz in Media News on Thursday, 18th May 2017 at 2:04pm
Year-on year figures were mostly positive for the media giant, with the exception of weekend editions.
News Corp’s weekday print readers collectively increased to 4.088 million readers, jumping 3.2 per cent from the previous year. The company also saw a significant 27 per cent rise in its online subscriptions to 333,400.
Victoria’s Herald Sun crept up 0.6 per cent to 1.261 million readers for its weekday print, while its print and digital audience grew 2.5 per cent to 4.4 million people.
Figures were also positive for The Daily Telegraph, inching up 3.7 per cent to 1.029 million readers and 0.8 per cent to 786,000 for its Saturday edition.
The Australian had mixed results with weekday readership increasing by 3.4 per cent 480,000 in March, whilst the Weekend Australian dropped 4.6 per cent to 560,000 readers.
Fairfax did not fare so well in the year-on-year audience count this March, with varying performance across its sections.
The Sydney Morning Herald saw an increase in its weekday audiences, up 0.8 per cent to 671,000.
The weekend edition however, along with that of The Age and The Australian Financial Review, experienced a year-on-year decrease.
The Sydney Morning Herald fell by 1.9 per cent to 705,000 readers, while The Age and Financial Review dropped 2.7 per cent to 582,000 readers and 2.3 per cent to 125,000 readers respectively.
The Financial Review’s weekday readers made a 5.8 per cent leap to 329,000, whilst The Age fell 1.3 per cent to 550,00.
According to EMMA data, 91 per cent of the Australian population in March — 16.78 million people — read news media in any form.
The data also showed that the number of Australian readers of news media on digital devices totalled in at 13.1 million - equalling 71 per cent of consumers.
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McLean leaves ELLEBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 2:03pm
Sara McLean has stepped down from ELLE magazine.
McLean went into freelance work this month as a copywriter and content writer focusing on health, lifestyle, and beauty issues. She was with ELLE for all of 2017 as acting beauty and fitness director. The publication has not named a successor, but arranged for all correspondence to be sent to Janna O’Toole.
Except for an 18-month run as GRAZIA Australia’s beauty editor starting in 2015, McLean has been working for Bauer Media Australia starting with Dolly magazine as beauty editor in January 2011. She graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in 2010, earning a bachelor of media and communications degree.
Keep in touch with McLean at LinkedIn.
Endacott goes into content marketingBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 12:43pm
Michelle Endacott has joined into the content marketing community with a new role at Medium Rare Content Agency.
She signed up with Medium Rare this month as an editor after ten years with the Bauer Media Group, where she was managing editor of The Australian Women's Weekly. She had previously served just as long with New Idea magazine.
Endacott is a BA Communication and Management graduate of the University of Central Queensland, finishing at high distinction in 1992.
Keep updated with Endacott at her LinkedIn profile.
Waddington starts at NineBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 12:26pm
The new year has become a new beginning for Markeeta Waddington, this time at Nine Network.
Waddington joined early this month as an associate producer, with one of her first stories profiling two seven-year-old twin sisters whose striking beauty had left their mother inundated with suggestions about putting them into modelling.
Waddington came over from Bauer Media, where she spent most of the past six years in various capacities, the last being health and lifestyle editor at Yours magazine.Keep in touch with Waddington on LinkedIn.
Rapana joins WHIMN teamBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 12:05pm
Jessica Rapana is now with NewsCorp Australia’s WHIMN website.
The WHIMN staff reported that she came aboard as news editor. She confirmed the appointment in a Tweet.
Before signing up at WHIMN, Rapana worked at 9Honey for over a year. Her last stint with NewsCorp Australia was with the North Shore Times. She graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington with a BA International Relations and Affairs, Communication and Media Studies degree and continued there studying law before following up with postgraduate journalism studies at Massey University.
ABC Radio introduces regional current affairs showBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 1:31pm
ABC Radio is hitting the airwaves with a new weeknight current affairs show for the regional market.
Premiering at 6:05pm on January 22, 2018, the 25-minute “Australia Wide” will feature stories from the ABC Regional network and its national rural and regional reporting team. The content will be geared for people living in rural and regional Australia. The ABC studios in Perth will facilitate the production, with Sinéad Mangan as presenter and Bridget Fitzgerald as producer.
Radio National and ABC Radio Australia will run replays each weeknight at 7:35pm.
“The launch of Australia Wide gives those living in local communities a stronger voice in national conversations and builds on our commitment as Australia’s national broadcaster to reflect the whole of Australia in our news and information,” said ABC Regional director Fiona Reynolds.
Smith leaves Women’s HealthBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 12:35pm
Rachael Smith has concluded her run as digital brand manager at Australian Women's Health.
AWH’s parent firm, Pacific Magazines, has yet to reveal the reasons for her departure, but has not appointed any replacement personnel. The company has arranged for her correspondences to be sent to Zoe Lassig (Pacific Magazines lifestyle digital chief), Alison Kirkman (brand manager, Better Homes and Gardens), Michelle O’hanlon (brand manager, Home Beautiful) and Ange Crotty (national integration manager, New Idea).
Smith joined AWH as digital content manager in January 2016, moving up to brand manager the following year. She previously managed marketing and content at NOVA entertainment and SCA.
Follow Smith on LinkedIn.
Greste to join UQ facultyBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 12:15pm
Peter Greste is coming to the University of Queensland (UQ) faculty.
The university announced that the Latvian-Australian reporter signed a four-year deal as UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Communication at the UQ School of Communication and the Arts. He will officially begin working next month.
“Charged with threatening national security and held in solitary confinement and detention for 400 days, Mr Greste himself became a victim of the ever-present dangers to journalists seeking to establish and report facts. By bringing a leading practitioner into the classroom as an advocate for the fundamental principles of free speech and a free press, we are helping prepare students to work with passion and integrity in a rapidly changing media landscape,” said UQ vice-chancellor/president Professor Peter Høj, referring to Greste’s 2013-2015 incarceration in Egypt.
“It’s an honour to take on this wonderful new job. I will be teaching, but also engaged with