News Corp Australia adds COVID-19 daily contentBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 26th March 2020 at 5:51pm
News Corp Australia’s major dailies The Daily Telegraph, Melbourne Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, and The Advertiser are tackling the COVID-19 situation in a new section called “HiberNation.”
The eight-page section (pictured) aims to guide readers coping with the pandemic on issues such as healthcare, education and jobs, and the economy. The main angle in today’s edition, for example, showcases family activities to occupy children in light of the government’s recommendation for kids to be kept home from school.
News Corp Australia aims to sync regional publications and digital channels with HiberNation material in the immediate future.
“No story we’ve ever told has been so big, so rapid to evolve or so widespread. The content changes launched today reflect the scale and impact that all Australians are feeling due to this unfolding crisis. Our readers are turning to us in record numbers for advice and we’re adapting to meet this demand,” said News Corp Australia editorial board chairman Peter Blunden.
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Grant joins ABC NewsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 25th September 2020 at 2:10pm
ABC News has enlisted Stan Grant as its new international affairs analyst.
He will be in charge of providing world news commentary and stories for ABC Online, 7.30, Four Corners, audio current affairs, and the nightly TV news.
One news field he will focus on, though, is China, especially the China segment on Thursday night show The World.
“Coronavirus has laid waste to our economies and revealed our fragility at the same time as democracy is in retreat and a more authoritarian China is reshaping global power. I’m really looking forward to drawing on my three decades as a reporter covering the big conflicts and stories of our time and joining the dots of that for Australians,” said Grant.
Bailey joins 2GBBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 25th September 2020 at 2:07pm
Former Ten weatherman Tim Bailey is back before the weather screens, this time at 2GB.
He has been tapped to deliver the weather news for Ben Fordham Live and will provide an update during Drive with Jim Wilson.
In a segment on Fordham’s show, Bailey said his redundancy last month from Ten after three decades was an unexpected shock but Fordham and Nine Radio boss Tom Malone called and offered him a job within 20 minutes of the announcement.
“He was such a lovely man. He reached out to me when I’d been treated fairly poorly, and he reached out after knowing me for five minutes and treated me magically,” said Bailey of Malone’s gesture.
Toull says goodbye to ARNBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 25th September 2020 at 12:18pm
Ian “Toully” Toull is finally exiting the Australian Radio Network (ARN).
Radioinfo reported that he has marked 30 September as his last day at the ARN Richmond studios in Melbourne. He has been in radio since 1968.
He has had three long stints at the company, totaling at least 20 years. His duties in that space of time include GM of several stations such as 3WM, 3CV, 3SR, and 2DB, and most recently as GM for sales at The Edge96.1 and ARN Melbourne.
Keep in touch with Toull on LinkedIn.
Alberici joins Compare the MarketBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 25th September 2020 at 12:16pm
Emma Alberici has signed up with insurance market website Compare the Market Australia, as its new chief strategy, government relations, and communications officer, effective 28 September.
Reporting to CEO Rob Clancy, Alberici will be bringing her expertise from covering the business markets into the equation. She was recently one of the ABC’s 250 redundancies.
“I’m thrilled to be joining a multinational company that remains agile enough to innovate and evolve according to the consumer needs of the regions in which it operates,” said the former Lateline host.
Follow Alberici on Twitter @Albericie.
Silvagni joins AFL Trade RadioBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 25th September 2020 at 12:10pm
AFL Trade Radio’s hosting pool will be bolstered with the addition of Stephen Silvagni.
The Sports Entertainment Network revealed that the former Carlton Blues list manager is ready to go on-air when the podcast’s latest season kicks off on 26 October, alongside fresh signee Terry Wallace and mainstays Damian Barrett and Kane Cornes.
Barrett said the entry of the man known on the field as “SOS” was a big coup for Trade Radio, knowing his history of off-season activity.
“There is no one better qualified to offer expert insight and analysis around player movements than SOS. He has masterminded some of the biggest trades and draft picks at both GWS and his beloved Carlton, he knows the people who crunch the deals and we are thrilled that he will join the AFL Trade Radio team this year,” he said.
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The Melbourne Herald-Sun has appointed Christina Karras to the Real-Estate team.
She has been with the paper for the past year, working as editorial assistant then casual reporter.Follow Karras on LinkedIn.