Ticker ties up with ReutersBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 15th September 2021 at 12:08pm
The new deal is aimed at helping Ticker’s and Reuters’ material reach an international audience.
Reuters content, from text stories to video clips will also be shown over Ticker News platforms.
“Their history, starting as a news wire in 1851 for international news organisations. What they did paved the way for Ticker all these years later,” said Ticker founder/CEO Ahron Young of the new Reuters partnership.
“Over the past four months we have transformed our business and focused on our key priorities. It’s been like a rocket – moving studios, building world class sets, employing journalists around the world, redeveloping our Apps and web presence, growing our distribution platforms, while also expanding our commercial partnerships,” added Ticker COO Jed Bertalli.
In other Ticker developments, the network also announced the appointment of Veronica Dudo as the new US correspondent, based in New York.
She made her debut on the morning news bulletin with Adrian Franklin, and will be available for further news updates during the day.
Dudo is a special projects anchor for The Hill and was a former reporter for CBS and NBC News.
Jackson Williams in Singapore will be a global reporter-at-large, covering major events on location.
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Ryan named HIT 106.9 breakfast executive producerBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 17th September 2021 at 3:00pm
She will succeed Sophie Campbell.
Ryan recently exited ARN after a year as casual producer, and was a weekend announcer at NEWFM.
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Travel + Luxury goes bimonthlyBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 17th September 2021 at 2:50pm
News Corp Australia editorial director of premium food and travel Kerrie McCallum said people’s desires to travel again after the pandemic warranted an increase in content production from four issues to six.
“People are dreaming of the time that travel will be a reality again and are seeking inspiration and visual stimulation. The world is in flux, but one thing is certain: our desire to travel never dissipates. As the post-pandemic era gradually takes shape, it’s apparent that discerning travellers are seeking more meaningful experiences than ever before,” she said.
Established earlier this year, Travel + Luxury has become a staple amongst The Australian readers for large-format presentation of interesting destinations and adventures. Issue No 3 (pictured), in particular covers 50 notable figures in the travel industry, as well as a resurge
Coombes-Pearce up for Triple M Central Coast workdaysBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 17th September 2021 at 1:36pm
He has just finished up eight years at i98FM in Wollongong, where he was afternoon/evenings presenter and produced the Marty & Bianca Breakfast Show with Bianca Dye and Marty Haynes. He also runs a podcast with his wife Christy Hayes.
“I am absolutely stoked to join the Triple M family and to be able to do it on the Central Coast is a double win for me – what an amazing place to live,” said Coombes-Pearce.
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Leary joins News Corp AustraliaBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 17th September 2021 at 12:10pm
Under the senior leadership team, she will be in charge of developing the conglomerate’s new business solutions offering, with collaborations from the client sales division.
Leary wields over 25 years in the media and innovations sector. She previously ran network services and sales at Nine, managed the former Fairfax Media’s metro strategy and market insights arm, and recently, CEO of Swift Media, where she has transitioned to a non-executive director role.
Current Swift CFO Brian Mangano will succeed Leary.
“I’ve known Pippa for a long time and know she really shares our vision for what we can achieve on behalf of our clients. It’s wonderful to have someone of Pippa’s breadth of experience, talent and passion to be joining us,” said News Corp Australia executive chairman Michael Miller.
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Getting into NewsCorp’s tech sectionsBy Elliott Richardson in Media News on Friday, 17th September 2021 at 9:00am
BuzzFeed Australia rolls out Bloom verticalBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 16th September 2021 at 3:54pm
The new vertical aims to explore topics related to millennial and GenZ women, such as female gamers and financial security. The content will be produced through new YouTube videos and columns on the website and official social media channels.
Content producer Hameda Nafiz will work her own advice column called Help Me Hameda, tackling sexual health, relationships, healthcare, and identity.
Samsung, Showpo, McCormick, and Australian Pork have signed on as sponsors.
“This has been something the team has wanted to do for so long, having seen a gap in the market, and we’re so pleased we have a product that will speak to so many, in such an intimate and friendly way. Each of our four launch partners are incredibly valuable to us and we’re excited to help them speak to new audiences,” said BuzzFeed APAC chief Nicki Williams.
SCA taps news and info chiefBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 16th September 2021 at 2:25pm
She will oversee the content and growth strategies for SCA’s broadcast and on-demand news services, including the news, information, and current affairs portfolio on LiSTNR, and across HIT and Triple M.
Withnall is coming from ABC, where she served as manager of ABC Radio Sydney. She also worked at 2UE, 2GB and 2SER, and formerly sat on the CBAA board.
“I am really excited to be joining SCA at such an exciting time, with news and information more important than ever and an important pillar on Hit, Triple M and LiSTNR. I look forward to finding SCA’s unique voice in the market and working with such a great team,” said Withnall.
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