Camilleri takes up Herald-Sun opinions postBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 11th August 2020 at 1:37pm
Rosie Camilleri has moved up at the Melbourne Herald-Sun as its new opinions editor.
The post will also see her process opinion materials for the Herald-Sun’s weekend edition.
She had previously been subeditor for the paper and Leader Community Newspapers.
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Mt Barker, SA station Hills Radio 88.9FM is now marked for closure, effective 30 September.
The closure was made official after the ACMA awarded Lofty Community Media Inc the long-term community radio broadcasting licence for the 88.9FM frequency.
Hills Radio started airing in 2014, but has shared the frequency with Lofty since November 2018.
Formal applications for the full licence covering Mt Barker, however, have been filed with ACMA since October last year and Hills Radio were asked to detail to ACMA their business and coverage model.
“...in making its decision ACMA considered the extent to which the proposed services would meet the needs of the local community, and the capacity of the applicants to provide the proposed service. It considers that community participation and engagement are the cornerstone of community broadcasting. We considered that we more than met the greatest requirement, but ACMA considered our application did not meet that requireme
AAP receives fresh government fundsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 at 11:28am
The Australian Associated Press (AAP) has received a new cash grant from the federal government, totaling $5m.
AAP CEO Emma Cowdroy said the money, allotted under the Public Interest News Gathering program, is programmed to support the company’s operations, especially with uncertainties under the pandemic. The cash grant is covered under a funding agreement enacted with the AAP’s acquisition by an impact investment team led by Peter Tonagh.
At the time of the announcement, the AAP was running a GoFundMe campaign with around $120K raised so far and aiming for $500K.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented challenges for Australia’s regional media sector, with severe declines in advertising revenue threatening the sustainability of many news outlets. The AAP newswire provides services to more than 250 regional news mastheads across Australia, covering public interest content on national, state and regional news. This allows regional mastheads to conc
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Northern Rivers Review set to emerge in OctoberBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 21st September 2020 at 4:56pm
NSW’s Northern Rivers region is soon to be the subject of a new Australian Community Media (ACM) title, called the Northern Rivers Review.
Scheduled to go live on 29 October, the Northern Rivers Review will be for readers in Lismore, Ballina, Richmond River, and Byron Bay. ACM is setting $2 for a print edition and $2 for a weekly digital subscription.
Former The Lismore Echo editor Sophie Mueller has been appointed as the Northern Rivers Review’s editor.
"Being a local business owner and having spent many years coming to the Byron area, I couldn't be happier to be launching a new publication in the area I care so much about. Our focus has been to listen to the people and build a local team, which will focus on local stories, issues and the region's best real estate,” said ACM chairman Anthony Catalano.
Tonic Health Media rebrands to Tonic Media NetworkBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 21st September 2020 at 4:49pm
Tonic Health Media has debuted its new business name: Tonic Media Network (pictured).
Company managing director/CEO Dr Matthew Cullen said the name change was driven by a need to expand the company’s business remit beyond being a simple health portal. This included the development of a new digital-out-of-home platform with Vistar, Hivestack, and Broadsign; the creation of the Chemist2U ecommerce platform, and the purchase of health content website mydr.com.au.
The company also had grown up to 50 staff since starting business in 2014.
“We are constantly looking at new and innovative ways to connect people to relevant consumer messaging when they need it most and this rebrand is the latest evolution of that vision. Building upon Tonic’s existing reputation in the market, we’re excited to continue growing under this new banner to become the largest lifestyle, health and wellbeing media network in Australia,” added Cullen.
Lambert in charge of Women’s AgendaBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 18th September 2020 at 2:57pm
Women’s Agenda publisher and co-owner Tarla Lambert has taken over as editor-in-chief.
Co-founder and editor Angela Priestley said that after eight years running the editorial side of the company, she had opted to let Lambert run that side of the business. She herself will become the new strategy chief and creative director, in charge of podcasts and new partner content campaigns.
Lambert joined Women’s Agenda in 2015 as associate publisher but was moved up to publisher/co-owner in 2017.
“Building Agenda Media and @WomensAgenda with @angelapriestley and our dynamo team has been one of my biggest life highlights. I couldn’t be happier to be the new editor in chief and keep growing our footprint. Small, female-led teams do huge things,” Tweeted Lambert.
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