Gardiner takes charge of Future’s TechLife/APC teamBy Elly Glendenning in Media News on Wednesday, 28th August 2013 at 11:42am
Gardiner has been editing both titles since Tony Sarno’s departure last month and told ITJourno “it's been a bit of a roller coaster ride so far”
“I'm honestly relishing the constant changes, challenges and new responsibilities,” he said. “There's barely a spare second (something my wife will attest to), but at least I'm never bloody bored!”
Gardiner will be joined by many of his team from Bauer. Peter Dockrill will continue as features editor, Corinne Chin as web producer, and on the production team, Melanie Pike as managing editor and Troy Coleman, as art director.
TechLife’s lifestyle editor, Rae Johnston, was made redundant and will be pursuing a freelance career.
Gardiner admits there will be “some further fine-tuning to both mags — something we constantly do regardless, anyway — but we're not rushing into any big content changes.”
“Our readers have been very vocal about what they like and what they don't over the years, and our attitude is that if they're happy, we're happy,” he added.
With a large stable of freelancers built up by the publications over the years, Gardiner said “I'd like to continue using all of them as much as possible”.
TechLife and APC report on a range of technology news and are eager to hear from PRs.
“We do cover a fairly wide swathe of the tech scene, so anything and everything is basically welcome — if you think you've got an interesting product or service to pitch, shoot us an email and we'll let you know if we want to cover it,” Gardiner explained.
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The West Australian Newspapers (WAN) group is farewelling 32 staff who have all accepted redundancies.
WAN editor Anthony de Ceglie said the move was part of long-term plans to integrate The West Australian and the Sunday Times staff into a seven-day newsroom.
Some of those moving on from The West are hardened veterans such as state political editor Gary Adshead and health editor Cathy O'Leary, both 2018 WA Media Awards honourees.
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Network 10 and Acast have launched a new political podcast show under the 10 Speaks brand, called The Professor and the Hack.
Hosted by 10 network political editor Peter van Onselen and national affairs editor Hugh Riminton, the show aims to tackle various political issues that may be relevant to Australians as the general election draws near.
“When it comes to politics, Peter and Hugh are world-class and their banter, insights and take on the world is unique, accessible and relatable. I may be biased of course, but I’d highly recommend the first episode to those who enjoy good ol’ political banter,” said 10 CEO Paul Anderson.
Fitzgerald appointed to Tonic boardBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 at 2:57pm
Tonic Health Media‘s board is now bolstered with Anthony Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald comes in as Tonic continues to push ahead with its expansion. The Tonic appointment is his first since leaving Multi-Channel Network last October after 15 years as CEO. He also served 18 years heading Seven’s sales division.
“Anthony has continually challenged the status quo for many years which is exactly what Tonic is doing,” said Tonic CEO, Dr Matthew Cullen.
“His vision, expertise and passion will help us meet our goal of improving health literacy and outcomes for all Australians.”
Get to know Fitzgerald on LinkedIn.
Your Money online site shutteredBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 at 2:56pm
NewsCorp Australia and Nine have agreed to close down the website component of finance platform Your Money.
Your Money CEO Kylie Merritt said the decision was made to integrate its content with NewsCorp Australia’s platforms, starting with News.com.au. Your Money’s presence continues on social media channels, 9Now, and Foxtel Go.
Your Money was launched six months ago as part of a collaboration between News Corp and Nine, involving a stand-alone digital presence, television channel and social media accounts.
Four personnel connected with running the website have agreed to move on. Your Money digital operations head David Ash resigned several weeks ago.
Books+Publishing shuffles senior staffBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 at 11:49am
ANZ book industry portal Books+Publishing has made some editorial changes.
The company announced that current editor-in-chief Andrew Wrathall is moving up to production manager; the job now puts him in charge of the company CRM systems, print production, and running the official website. He has been with the company for a decade, spending most of it as publishing and digital media coordinator.
Kelsey Oldham is moving up from assistant editor to editor. She is relatively new to the company having joined last August. Sarah Farquharson is promoted from news editor to managing editor. The two of them join digital editor Brad Jefferies in the company’s editorial circle.
NewsCorp Australia mobilises political journo crewBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 at 11:24am
NewsCorp Australia has marshalled its political reporting team for in-depth coverage of the upcoming federal elections.
The consortium stated that each politics reporter handling the newspaper mastheads from metro to community level, News.com.au, Storyful, and SKY News, are committed to the endeavour.
These include The Daily Telegraph’s Anna Caldwell and Sheradyn Holderhead, Melbourne Herald Sun’s James Campbell, The Courier-Mail’s Renee Viellaris and The Adelaide Advertiser’s Jade Gailberger and Matt Smith.
Health correspondent Sue Dunlevy, political reporter Claire Bickers, senior writer Paul Toohey, cost of living editor John Rolfe and personal finance experts Sophie Elsworth and Anthony Keane are also tagging in with discussions on the elections’ effect on their fields. SKY News hosts Peta Credlin, David Speers, and Paul Murray will even write op-eds for metro and regional papers.
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