This Week's Media Movements
Crikey has launched its investigative journalism department called INQ, with 12 journalists making up the team. Lauren Molan will be the editor of INQ and will be based in Melbourne. Also joining the team will be David Hardaker, Kirsten Drysdale and Georgia Wilkins, amongst others.
Tom Tilley, the host of triple j’s Hack program, takes a break to work on an assignment for ABC TV’s Foreign Correspondent. Filling in for him will be triple j breakfast newsreader Alice Matthews, Hack reporter Avani Dias and The Feed presenter Laura Murphy-Oates. They will take turns hosting the program over the next few months.
A new monthly publication It’s Your Day has been announced by Bauer Media. The magazine will include stories about relationships, food, wellbeing, celebrity interviews and real-life stories. Available today, the first issue will include a special feature on the friendship between Barry Du Bois and Amanda Keller.
Guardian Australia has expanded its newsroom, with the appointment of four new roles. Anne Davies takes on the role of investigations editor, Adam Morton >becomes environment editor, and Laura Murphy-Oates will head up a new podcast project as host and senior producer.
Ex-Gogglebox star and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here contestant Yvie Jones joins Fox FM as a host for its breakfast slot. She will be replacing Fifi Box on Fifi, Fev and Byron, who will be taking maternity leave. Yvie will host the show along with Brendan Fevola and Byron Cooke.
Dave Williams is the new host of Triple M’s My Generation, taking over from Ugly Phil. Dave started in his role on Saturday. He was previously the host of Triple M’s drive show Kennedy Molloy and has over 25 years’ experience in radio.
Messenger Community News is rebranding all its mastheads to The Messenger. The Messenger will also be expanding its coverage in Adelaide, both geographically and digitally. Messenger Community News is owned by News Corp Australia