AAP Medianet - 15 December 2016



This is the final edition of AAP Medianet for 2016. Media Movements will return on Thursday January 19, 2017. AAP Medianet would like to wish you a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. 

This Week's Media Movements

Caroline Jones is leaving the ABC after 50 years with the broadcaster. The Australian StoryPresenter's career highlights include being the first female Reporter on This Day Tonight and the first female anchor on Four Corners

Jay Savage has been appointed as the Australian Editor of BBC.com. Jay has 10 years' experience in digital news, having worked as Digital Afternoon Editor and Homepage Editor forThe Herald Sun and a Reporter for Ninemsn

Craig Zonca has replaced Spencer Howson as Breakfast Presenter on ABC Brisbane 612. Craig has worked with the ABC for over 10 years and was previously the Host of Queensland's Country Hour, a lunch time program, on ABC Radio's regional network. 

Nine News Melbourne's Sports Presenter Tony Jones will host The Sunday Footy Show (AFL) next year. This will be a return to the show for Tony, who was previously a Producer for the show from 2002 to 2006, and a Host from 2006 to 2008.

Sharri Markson is the new National Political Editor for The Daily Telegraph, replacing Simon Benson, who is now The Australian's National Affairs Editor. Sharri was previously a Senior Writer at The Australian and has also worked at The Sunday TelegraphThe Sunday Herald Sun, and has also been Editor of Cleo.

Tim Neary has joined Momentum Media as Editor of Smart Property Investment. Tim has prior editing experience, having worked as Editor of Mortgage Professional Australia

From next year, Karl Langdon will host a WA version of Sportsday, a new nightly show on 6PR. Karl, currently a Presenter on the station, is one of Western Australia’s leading Sports Commentators and is a former AFL player. 

Editor's Pick: Press Release of the Week...

Shelling out big bucks for illegal consignment

Image: Department of Fisheries WA 
There’s been a timely reminder, ahead of the holiday season, that it is illegal for recreational fishers to enter into a contract or agreement with a person who operates a courier business to transport fish taken by recreational fishing.

The rule applies to anything defined as fish under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994, which includes all bony fish and shark; all aquatic invertebrates; all marine algae; and all sea grass.

19 specimen shells, seized by Fisheries and Marine Officers at Australia Post in Broome on Thursday 7 May 2015, are included in the definition of fish and the resultant court case, held late last month (28 November, 2016) in Broome, led to a Perth man being fined more than $9000.

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Media Spotlight

Nancia Guivarra, Senior Producer/Journalist at NITV
Nancia Guivarra is Senior Producer/Journalist with NITV’s Indigenous News and Current Affairs team. Before starting at NITV, she worked at the ABC for 10 years. She is a Meriam (Magaram), Wuthathi and Bindal Juru woman with more than 20 years’ experience in media production and communications, culture/arts and government policy. 

How did your interest in the arts begin, and how does it combine with your love of telling stories?
My pathway into journalism was because of the arts. I was passionate about music and began broadcasting on radio at 4ZZZ and later at 2XX in Canberra. The Station Manager Maeve Wingate knew I was Aboriginal and Islander and asked if I would like to interview Archie Roach, which I did; I really enjoy long yarns with inspirational Indigenous people. Later, I enrolled in a Masters in Journalism at UTS, and got a job producing AWAYE! on ABC Radio National, which was my first full time broadcasting job. 

What changes or trends have had the biggest impacts on the way you work as a journalist?
I began making radio documentaries by cutting and splicing quarter inch tape. I’ve had to adapt from that to being a multi-platform digital producer. I relish this as I’ve always been an early adopter – I started writing code in my teen years in the early 80s. A true digital native?   

What pressing issues currently faced by Indigenous Australians aren't getting enough media coverage?
Generally media doesn’t recognise that our issues are interrelated.  Racism, discrimination, lack of acknowledgement of Australia’s history and valuing our people and culture are the root causes of disadvantage. Australians need to better understand our country and our history (especially government policies) and treatment. Unfortunately, there is an overriding disadvantage and deficit narrative perpetuated about Indigenous Australians by mainstream media. NITV provides diverse Indigenous perspectives from communities across the nation including stories of hope, inspiration, our heroes and community based solutions to the challenges we face.

How do you use press releases as part of your newsgathering process?
I gather a lot of my NITV news and current affairs stories through my networks, organisations, services and digital and social media. Indigenous people and organisations don’t use media releases as much as mainstream institutions. Our, usually quite small, communities distribute a lot of information via community services and programs, digital media, phones, emails, word of mouth, radio and events. McNair Ingenuity found that 65% of Indigenous adults visit Facebook every day compared to 45% of other Australians.

In your opinion, what makes a news item interesting? 
The humanity of it; how individuals, their families and their communities respond to issues and how they are impacted.

Upcoming Media Events

Twilight Christmas Pets Market (Pictured)
16th December - St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Cheltenham VIC
Celebrate Christmas with your dog at the Pets Market which boasts a dog cafe, pet maze, live music, doggy massages and doggy Santa photos. 

Little Elves Day Out
16th - 23rd December - South Bank Parklands, Brisbane 
Southbank’s free Christmas children’s program, which allows kids of all ages to explore the worlds of dance, art and craft. 

Melbourne Toyrun
18th December - Melton, VIC
In its 39th year, the Melbourne Toy-run is a family fun day with Victorian motorcyclists dressing up their bikes, trikes and scooters to deliver toys and food for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. 

Sydney Thunder Fan Day
18th December - Kellyville, Sydney
Get up close and personal with the Sydney Thunder squad who will be signing autographs, holding Q&A sessions and holding a junior members clinic.

Woolworths Carols in the Domain
18th December - Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Australia’s largest Christmas concert featuring some of the best local and international artists performing Christmas songs and carols. In it’s 34th year the event raises much needed funds for The Salvation Army. 

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