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Pordage leaves Monkey Media

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Charlotte Pordage has stepped down as editor of Monkey Media’s Utility magazine, after a four-year run. She announced in the publication’s August 2021 issue that she had turned over the reins to senior editor Jessica Dickers, who also runs Infrastructure magazine. Pordage has since joined the Risk Leadership Network as its community and content manager. Follow Pordage on LinkedIn

Adler joins Cannabiz crew

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Hannah Adler has joined medical-marijuana B2B platform Cannabiz as its new editorial coordinator. She will be part of the writing team, drafting up the Cannabiz industry newsletter and covering trade shows in the cannabis sector. The role is Adler’s first since leaving Airways Aviation in April 2020 as social media coordinator. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Griffith University, where she graduated with a PR/Communications degree and as a graduate honours student in Communications. “Our commitment to our audience has always been to provide unique and insightful commentary that helps them grow their businesses and the way to do that is to invest in quality journalism. If I was to write a resume for the ideal person to join Cannabiz at this stage of our development, I’d write Hannah’s. She’s the perfect addition to the team and I’m delighted she’s joining us,” said Cannabiz co-founder Martin Lane. Follow Adler On LinkedIn.

Hamish and Andy ink new long-term SCA contract

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The podcasting tandem of Hamish Blake and Andy Lee have signed a new partnership contract with Southern Cross Austereo.  The duration of the deal was not immediately disclosed, but it calls for the duo to continue running their weekly podcast and the Remembering Project show, which plays excerpts from their early podcast and radio episodes over the years. Southern Cross Austereo is setting up Remembering Project as a LiSTNR-exclusive program starting 2022. The deal was signed in the wake of a 47 per cent increased growth on the Hamish and Andy show during H2 FY21.  “We had our doubts as to whether the internet would hold its relevance and deeply suspected it would fade away like CDs and DVDs. Thankfully, it remains strong and a great place for us to house our podcast for people to grab on their preferred platform. We’d always said we’d do 40 shows for 40 years. Four years down, 36 to go,” said the tandem

Hammond returns to 2DayFM

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Mike Hammond has come back for another go at the 2DayFM morning show, reported Radioinfo.  He was originally with the station from 1988 to 1995, then transitioned to TV ventures such as hosting on SKY, FOX Entertainment, where he co-hosted reality athletics show Gladiators. Before coming back to 2Day, Hammond was on WSFM Mornings until Ugly Phil replaced him late last year. “It was an amazing rocket-ship ride for those six years (1989 – 1995) and somehow 2DayFM had always felt like my “radio home” … and to be back there now, in the same time-slot, is such a thrill and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be joining the amazing 2DayFM team of 2021,”said Hammond.  “I was amazed and very humbled by the number of calls I received today from listeners welcoming me back on-air and following me ‘back home’ to 2DayFM.  Radio – you just can’t beat that connection between you and a listener … it really does become very personal.

Speed assumes new SCA role

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James Speed has been appointed the HIT Network and Triple M’s content director for coastal NSW, effective 2 August, reported Radiotoday. He already finished an assistant content director role with FOX FM in Melbourne, turning it over to Tim Lee. The new role will see Speed oversee content activities for HIT Network and Triple M stations in Central Coast, Port Macquarie, and Coffs Harbour, plus manage HIT’s national weekend breakfast show.  Speed worked with Southern Cross Austereo from 2012 to 2017 as ops/social media manager for SAFM and assistant content director/announcer with HIT 92.9, before joining Grant Broadcasters in 2017. He came back to SCA in 2019.   Follow Speed on Twitter @JamesSpeedRadio

Alex Kidman lands two Lizzies nominations

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If the Kidmans weren’t nominated for the IT Journalism Awards, were they really the IT Journalism Awards?   Having collected four awards in the past decade plus a best dressed gong, Alex Kidman is a regular both on the nominees list and in the winners circle. Across a 23 year career both he and the publications he’s worked for or run have featured heavily and this year, Kidman has entered himself as a freelancer.   “I self nominated. As a freelancer, nobody's going to promote you but you, after all. Still, it's also an act of confidence in my own writing because it is putting it up for critical assessment, which can be a little confronting. At the same time, it's also a useful process I find in nominating, because I look back over a year's work over multiple mastheads and assess where I think I've done my best work.”   With plenty of nominations over the years, Kidman isn’t getting ahead of himself as he knows how diff

New editorial movements at Val Morgan Digital

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Val Morgan Digital has made some changes to its editorial staff, impacting all of its local Australian outlets. Current branded content/weekend editor Jack Revell has been promoted to culture editor at The Latch, processing news, culture, politics, gaming and viral/trending topics. He has been with the company since September 2020. Lyndsey Rodrigues helms the entertainment desk as editor, in charge of The Latch and POPSUGAR Australia’s content on TV, film, streaming, books, podcasts, and music. She has been with Val Morgan for eight months as entertainment reporter and senior entertainment reporter.   On the new hires front, Angela Law joined up as commercial content and shopping editor, covering The Latch, POPSUGAR, and Thrillist Australia.  Sangeeta Kocharekar signed on as lifestyle editor, having just finished seven months with News Corp Australia as commercial content editor with ESCAPE and Delicious. She will handle The Latch and POPSUGAR Australia’s sections on subject

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