Triple J Breakfast to undergo hosting changeBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 at 11:46am
Triple J Breakfast listeners will tune in 2020 to new voices.
The network announced that current hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton will have their farewell broadcast on 1 November to take a new radio job back home in Adelaide. They have been at the booth for the past two years.
“We’ve had an absolute blast at triple j. Never in our wildest dreams did we think two dweebs doing community radio in Adelaide would get a crack at a gig like this. Thanks for waking up with us, listening to our shit talk and sharing your stories, we’ll be forever grateful,” the duo said.
Lucy Smith is assigned to host breakfast all summer starting November 4, then hand over to weekend afternoon hosts Sally Coleman and Erica Mallet.
Coleman and Mallet have previously filled in on breakfast and drive duties, plus other Triple J music shows.
“We both grew up with triple j and have so many great memories of singalongs in the car, Hottest 100 backyard parties and moshpit moments. It’s such a trip to be part of the next chapter,” beamed Mallet.
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SKY News taps Joe HockeyBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 01st June 2020 at 3:43pm
Former Australian Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey has joined the SKY News team as a politics contributor.
Based in Washington DC, he will play a critical role in SKY News’ coverage of the US presidential elections, through analysis pieces on shows such as Murray Live. The coverage will include the Democrat and Republican candidate nominations, Election Day, up to Inauguration Day in 2021.
“There’s never been a more important time to understand events in the United States. What happens here can have a deep impact on Australia and the world. As we face great political and economic challenges, I’m privileged to be able to witness events here in Washington and bring them to Sky News viewers,” said Hockey. He stayed in the capital after turning over his diplomatic responsibilities to Arthur Sinodinos last January.
Tune in to Hockey on Twitter @JoeHockey.
Byers takes on more magazinesBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 01st June 2020 at 3:31pm
Australian Women’s Weekly editor-in-chief Nicole Byers now has two extra hats to wear: group editor-in-chief/associate publisher for Country Style and Better Homes & Gardens.
Mediaweek reported that the new responsibilities came as a result of Bauer Media acquiring Pacific Magazines last month.
Byers herself has been occupied with work-from-home solutions, although she appeared at the Bauer offices to oversee the integration of Pacific’s titles into the workplace, plus cover the production of The Weekly’s first issue after the lockdown was announced.
“We have learnt a lot. We even did a story not long ago about people’s body clocks and how some are more creative and prolific in the evening while others are more morning people. Where we can we will be flexible around peoples’ working preferences. It is also about lifestyle choices. Some of our staff enjoy being able to go for a walk in the middle of the day, maybe even go horse riding, be
Junkee repurposed in Ooh Media overhaulBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 01st June 2020 at 11:44am
Ooh Media has completed an organisational restructuring, with digital publishers Junkee Media being put under its creative and marketing division.
The move will now see Junkee co-founder/CEO Neil Ackland assume chief marketing officer-level duties while still overseeing Junkee’s content and creative work.
“Ooh’s content and creative proposition is unique in out of home, and we saw an opportunity to leverage this and become a true public space medium under the leadership of Mr Ackland and our talented content, marketing and creative team,” said Ooh Media CEO Brendon Cook.
Other parts of the reorganisation include national sales director Tim Murphy becoming chief sales officer and chief commercial and product officer Robbie Dery will assume data and insights, customer strategy and network duties under a product strategy team.
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Hass Dellal stands down from SBSBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 29th May 2020 at 4:06pm
Dr Bulent Hass Dellal is stepping down as the chairman of SBS, effective 2 June 2020.
The exit is in line with the SBS Act which mandates board memberships of no more than ten years.
Hass Dellal joined the team as director in 2010 but was reappointed for three more years in 2015. He had been acting chairman for a year when the board made his role permanent in 2017. The SBS board has yet to appoint a successor.
“I have had so many proud moments, in particular, during these unprecedented times as SBS has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. The content and services that SBS has been providing to keep so many Australians informed and safe exemplify its vital role and value to our society,” said Hass Dellal of his time in the company.
“I want to thank everyone at SBS – the board, the executive team, and all of the incredible staff throughout the organisation – for their ongoing support. It has been a privilege to work with people so passionat
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News Corp Australia shutters regional papersBy Elliott Richardson and Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 28th May 2020 at 3:43pm
NewsCorp Australia has dealt a massive blow to local news coverage after it announced a closing of 14 community newspapers and 22 regional papers, and a transition to digital for a further 100.
The content that some of the soon-to-be-closed titles carry will be reassigned to other mastheads.
The transition and closures come as the latest in a line of local news shutdowns, impacting thousands of journalists.
For many regional towns and cities, locals have long-relied on their local newspaper to keep them informed of important stories and events.
While some will transfer to digital in order to keep the papers alive, many residents aren’t in the position to pay for a NewsCorp digital subscription, restricting their access to important local news.
Closures and digital transitions will come into effect on 29 June, as outlined below. Metro papers The Courier-Mail, The Daily Telegraph, the Melbourne Herald Sun, and The Adelaide Advertiser will be tweaked to carry more state c