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Burford joins The Ali Clarke Breakfast

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ARN has announced sports presenter Max Burford will join Mix 102.3’s The Ali Clarke Breakfast Show in 2023. Burford has recently announced his appointment to co-front Adelaide’s 10 News First weekday bulletin. Burford said he has been lucky to have had “some great mentors throughout his career” and Ali Clarke is one such.  “The early mornings will take some getting used to, but assuming I don’t sleep through the alarm it’s going to be a whole lot of fun talking nonsense with the people of Adelaide every day,” he said. Mix 102.3 Breakfast host Ali Clarke said she can’t wait to have him as a part of her team.  “From the first time I saw him host an awards night, I wanted to work with him as he’s bloody funny and a genuinely nice bloke,” Clarke said.  Duncan Campbell, ARN's chief content officer, said Burford is a “talent of the future.” “It’s fantastic that Max has chosen ARN to help grow his radio career. I am looking forward to the relationshi

McNamara becomes the new EP for Carrie & Tommy

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Annabelle McNamara has been appointed as the executive producer of the Carrie & Tommy national Drive show.  McNamara has been a part of the producer team for five years, most recently as a senior producer.  Hit Network content director of National Shows, Sonder Novak-Booth said “Belle has been an invaluable member of the Carrie & Tommy team for 4.5 years and worked on all facets of the show, including running multiple big content executions. Her ability to read a room and influence people for positive outcomes is second to none, and her promotion is well deserved.”  Commenting on her new role, McNamara says, “I’m so excited for the future of Carrie & Tommy – it’s truly a pleasure to work with such phenomenal people, including the passionate team that surrounds the show. Together we are dedicated to producing an outstanding national Drive show on the Hit Network.” Working alongside McNamara will be creative director Jerimiah Busniak, senior producer Jo

Brennan departs Kiindred to begin freelancing

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Bella Brennan has departed her role as parenting editor at Kiindred to begin as a freelance writer, editor and copywriter.  She joined the pregnancy and parenting website in June this year.  Brennan announced her decision on LinkedIn saying, “I'm super excited to share that I've finally decided to go freelance. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into my own writing and work on new projects.” She has worked as a digital managing editor at Are Media’s Now to Love, Woman’s Day, TV Week, AWW and Girlfriend and has also worked as a former showbusiness reporter at MailOnline.  After starting her career as an intern at Cleo Magazine, she worked as an advertising coordinator for Madison Magazine, picture and production coordinator at SHOP Til You Drop and was then promoted to sub-editor. She then moved on to OK! Magazine before picking up freelancing and then heading to England to work for MailOnline. In 2015 she began at Bauer Media which then switched to Are Media. Reach out t

RN’s refreshed lineup in 2023

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Andy Park will be hosting RN Drive in 2023 bringing the best news, analysis and up-to-date federal politics, current affairs, arts, culture and stories to audiences at 4 pm. Park said it is a privilege hosting RN Drive and he is excited about what 2023 brings.  “We’ll continue to offer great conversations and in-depth analysis across the huge political, economic, and international stories of our times. I’m looking forward to keeping you company on the way home and unpacking the big issues and ideas the nation is talking about, at the new time of 4 pm,” he said. Following Drive, David Lipson will bring listeners stories from across Australia on PM every weekday afternoon at 5.30 pm  PM will take audiences into RN’s specialist programming hour of The Health Report, The Law Report, The Religion and Ethics Report and The Money at 6 pm on Monday to Thursday with Marc Fennell’s media, culture, and technology program Download This Show on Fridays. ABC RN Manager Cath Dwyer

DDNet takes on advertising

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In an effort to balance the books at the independent games website DigitallyDownloaded.net (DDNet), publisher and editor-in-chief Matt Sainsbury has decided to begin running advertisements on his site. Influencing last checked in with Sainsbury in March of this year when he launched a redesign of the website, seeking to better highlight the many aspects of the site’s brand which includes podcasts, a YouTube channel, a traditionally styled magazine and also merchandise featuring DDNet mascot Dee Dee as well as other characters.  In an update yesterday, however, Sainsbury revealed that “I had hoped that when DDNet moved to the new-look site it would encourage people to subscribe to the magazine, buy our merchandise, and so on. That hasn’t happened, unfortunately, and it’s a simple reality that the overwhelming majority of readers don’t wish to actively pay to support media sites now.” In order to offset the high cost of running a well trafficked website like DDNet, which

The Age editor steps down

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The Age’s editor Gay Alcorn has decided to step down from her role after two years at the helm, to spend time taking care of her unwell husband.  An internal and external recruitment process will be conducted and acting editor Michael Bachelard will lead the masthead until her replacement is found.  Executive editor Tory Maguire said it was a sad outcome for Alcorn who led the masthead through the pandemic and prolonged lockdowns and said that she will return to a senior position when she is able to do so.  “Gay has led The Age through two incredibly challenging and exhilarating years covering the story of a lifetime, and she has done so with energy, passion, ambition and intellectual prowess,” Maguire said. “Under her editorship, The Age returned to the centre of Melbourne’s cultural life, broke countless stories with impact and challenged its readers to think widely and deeply. I will miss Gay’s fresh take on the big issues, as well as her infectious enthusiasm fo

Tikey becomes Pedestrian Group CCO

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Pedestrian Group, ANZ’s largest youth-focused publishing group has promoted Rachel Tikey into the newly created role of a chief commercial officer. Tikey will lead expansion into new markets and launch new products; including web3 vertical The Chainsaw and other products in development with parent company, Nine. Pedestrian Group’s CEO, Matt Rowley said she is the “perfect person to lead Pedestrian Group” to its next set of opportunities.  “If you’ve worked with Rachel in any capacity you will know what a commercial force she is. She has a gift for figuring out how different people can work together productively, crafting the most talented team in the industry,” Rowley said.  Rachel Tikey said it is a privilege to take this next step in her career.  “I love Pedestrian Group and feel incredibly fortunate to work alongside the talented minds in this business,” she said.  Under Tikey’s guidance, the Pedestrian Group commercial department, which includes the n

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