Oddy signs off from MIX 102.3By Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 20th November 2020 at 3:36pm
Jodie Oddy has stepped down from her MIX 102.3 breakfast show and out of the station altogether.
Australian Radio Network chief content officer Duncan Campbell said that Oddy has been a wonderful voice for the station and Adelaide audiences.
“Jodie is an exceptional broadcaster who has played a key role in the success of the Mix 102.3 Breakfast show over the past 13 years. She is leaving on a high and can be proud of the difference she has made to the lives of so many Adelaide families and we wish Jodie all the best for her next chapter,” he said.
Oddy’s co-host, Mark ‘Soda’ Sodastrom, is being groomed for new plans on the breakfast show in 2021, but no replacements for Oddy have been set.
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“Everybody likes to be acknowledged, even if they have huge impostor syndrome about it. Journalism can kind of feel like a hamster wheel sometimes. You put a lot of effort into a story, you get excited, it gets published, you're thrilled for a few hours and then it starts again.
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Graham has been with the Foundation for a decade, serving as both general manager and CEO across her time there. Recruitment efforts for a successor are already underway.
“I am immensely proud of what I have achieved at the Foundation and I depart having significantly grown the Walkleys’ equity and stakeholder base. It is encouraging to see so many of Australia’s leading companies, universities, state governments, industry bodies and now philanthropic organisations demonstrate their support for quality journalism through the Walkley Foundation,” said Graham of her exit.
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Daily Telegraph ends Jones columnBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 29th July 2021 at 2:23pm
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Daily Telegraph editor Ben English made the call in light of concerns that Jones’ content was not connecting with readers.
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Greenwood has been with News Corp Australia since 2009, primarily as sports reporter.
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Markey will work alongside new assistant content director Tim Lee.
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