Tingle bound for new job at 7.30

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Laura Tingle (photo credit: ABC Lateline)Laura Tingle is coming to ABC’s 7.30 as the show’s new chief political correspondent.

The appointment is a big change for Tingle, who has worked in print media for the past 35 years, with her most recent job being the Financial Review’s political editor. As part of the new job, Tingle will contribute weekly column pieces for the ABC website, tackling matters such as policy debates. ABC News director Gaven Morris said Tingle has the craft of breaking down political developments into something that the general audience will relate to.

“Boosting 7.30’s editorial firepower is one of ABC News’s priorities this year and Laura is a crucial part of that. Laura brings a depth, sharpness and perspective which helps viewers make sense of these extraordinary times we are living in,” said ABC News investigative and in-depth journalism head John Lyons, who was also Tingle’s colleague at the Fin.

“After 35 years as a print reporter, I am looking forward to exploring the very different opportunities that television provides to report on, and shine a light on, the workings of Australian politics and policy,” said Tingle.

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Tuohy leaves Herald Sun

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Wendy Tuohy has stepped down from the Herald Sun.

She announced her exit in a Tweet where she thanked the staff for a long run as contributing blogger and feature writer, focusing on women's issues and family matters, among others.

Tuohy was with the Herald Sun for over ten years. She previously served with The Age as editor and deputy chief of staff and with ABC 774 Southbank as morning presenter.

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ACCC starts Nine-Fairfax merger review

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The ACCC has begun a review of the proposed merger behind Fairfax Media and the Nine Network.

In a market enquiries letter, ACCC GM for merger investigations Tom Leuner said the commission was concerned about the competitive impact of the merger.

A list of 27 questions was also laid down for both companies and other interested parties, which include questions about how both entities’ media platforms operated and the nature of their conduct with advertisers.

The ACCC set September 7, 2018 as the deadline for feedback, with a ruling to be possibly announced on November 8.

Luxury watch magazine Chrono arrives Down Under

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Having operated for the past decade solely in the United Kingdom, deluxe watch publication, Chrono has arrived in Australia with its first edition hitting shelves this month.
 
The title has arrived in Australia courtesy of the Motoring Media Network, publishers of EVO Australia, with EVO subscribers receiving a copy of Chrono Australia’s inaugural issue.
 
The magazine covers everything related to timepieces from reviewing the latest watches to providing a history of the watches worn by James Bond.
 
Former editor of Bauer Media publication Men’s Style, Michael Pickering, has been handed the reins of Chrono Australia and said he’ll be trying to ensure all areas of the industry are covered whilst maintaining a focus on the high-end segment of the market.
 
“We try to cover all bases as any self-respecting watch magazine would. So it's high-end mechanical pieces but also smartwatches and electronic watches,” Pickering said.
 

News Corp journos prevail at NRMA Awards

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This year’s NRMA Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism became a glory run for journalists from News Corp Australia, earning 14 of the 35 honours on the rolls.

At the top of the list, The Daily Telegraph national political editor Sharri Markson made history for News Corp when she became the conglomerate’s first Kennedy Prize for Journalist of the Year recipient, based on her coverage of big stories such as the Barnaby Joyce scandal and the NSW Rural Fire Service’s conduct during the Tathra blazes this year. She later received the Outstanding Political Journalism award and was a joint recipient with Kylar Loussikian for the Rebecca Wilson Scoop of the Year award.

Other News Corp honourees include News.com.au national news reporter Benedict Brook (Outstanding Reporting on the Environment), Australian FOXTel ‘s Ivan O’Mahoney, Dan Box, and Nial Fulton (Outstanding Online Video), and The Daily Telegraph’s Ray Thomas (Rod Allen Award Racing Writer

Anderson lands 9Honey editorship

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Shauna Anderson (pictured) is coming back to the Nine Network – as the new editor of 9Honey.

She recently wrapped up affairs as news editor at Kidspot to take up the new job in October 2018. Anderson’s previous sojourn with Nine was as chief of staff at morning show Today.

“I’m so excited to be joining 9Honey – a site that in less than two years has established itself as a real leader in the online lifestyle space. This is a great opportunity to continue growing the audience and developing the proposition for an audience of women interested in our lifestyle content,” said Anderson of her new opportunity.

At the same time, current 9Honey deputy editor Julia Naughton was promoted to managing director of lifestyle.

Naughton previously held editorial roles at the Huffington Post and Cosmopolitan.

Nine digital content director Helen McCabe praised Anderson and Naughton for their experience in lifestyle topics, and expressed confidence in their new jo

The Australian, Daily Telegraph lead News Awards

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The Australian and The Daily Telegraph featured heavily in NewsCorp’s own News Awards this year.

For The Australian, editor-at-large Paul Kelly was bestowed the Achievement in Opinion and Commentary award for his authoritative insights in global affairs and politics. National chief correspondent Hedley Thomas’ work in the podcast series The Teacher’s Pet earned him the Innovation in Storytelling award. Will Glasgow and Christine Lacy scored the Keith McDonald Business Journalist of the Year award for heavy coverage of the business community through the Margin Call section. Jon Kudelka was recognised as Bill Leak Cartoonist of the Year and Richard Ferguson was called as one of three Young Journalists of the Year.

Over at The Daily Telegraph, national political editor Sharri Markson’s Barnaby Joyce exposé netted her the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Excellence in Journalism. Covering the same story, staff photographer John Grainger landed both Photographer

Johnston swaps Gizmodo for Junkee

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After working her way up to the editor’s chair Gizmodo, Rae Johnston announced this week that she is leaving the publication for a new role as editor at Junkee.
 
Johnston will continue at Gizmodo up until September 7th, and will begin at Junkee the following week on September 12th.
 
In a statement to Mumbrella, Junkee Media publisher Tim Duggan cited Johnston’s experience and authority within the technology realm, whilst noting gaming, tech, science and entertainment as a “massively growing area” for the Junkee website.
 
Johnston told Mumbrella: “I’m a massive fan of Junkee’s humorous, intelligent reporting, and I’m thrilled to be joining this legendary team as editor.”
 
Outside of her role at Gizmodo, Johnston also appears as a host on the likes of That Startup Show, NITV’s Rewired, and The Feed on SBS.

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