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AAP Medianet - 2 November 2017

2 November 2017

Welcome to this week's AAP Medianet, featuring notable career moves and publication changes in the media industry, our Editor's pick for news release of the week and upcoming events. 

This Week's Media Movements

Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Chief Political Correspondent James Massola is moving to Indonesia to become the new South-East Asia correspondent for the two mastheads. James has been a Political Reporter with Fairfax Media since 2007 starting at the Canberra Times, before working his way up to Political Correspondent and Chief Political Correspondent.

Ryan Jon will be the new Co-Host of the Hit 92.9 Breakfast Show with Heidi Anderson and Xavier Ellis, commencing in 2018. Ryan has an extensive on-air career starting as an Announcer for Phuket Live Radio before moving to Breakfast Radio with Southern Cross Austereo and finally moving to the Australian Radio Network in 2016.

Daniel Ahern has been appointed the new Program Director for FBi Radio replacing Caroline Gate in late November. Daniel is currently the Host of New Music With Daniel Ahern for 2SER radio.

Southern Cross Austereo's Hit Network has announced it’s newest midnight to dawn Host with Danny Lakey taking on the new role in early 2018. Danny is currently Co-Hosting breakfast across the Hit Network in Central Queensland.

Dave Nicholson has been appointed the new Breakfast Announcer at Spirit Radio in Geraldton. Dave has previously worked with Grant Broadcasters as a Morning Announcer and Assistant Content Director. He will commence his new role in mid-November.

Greta Bradman has taken up the role of Hosting the ABC Classic FM Show, The Saturday Morning Program from 4th November. Greta is most known for work as a Stage Performer having over 1000 performances for all major orchestras in Australia.

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

Ancient library treasures on show at World of the Book exhibition 
World of the Book
Image: State Library Victoria   

Opening Friday 10th November, World of the Book explores the extraordinary history of writing, books and book design in Australia’s largest exhibition dedicated to books.

Hundreds of items spanning more than 4000 years will be on display including one of the world’s most valuable printed books; medieval manuscripts illuminated with gold and precious pigments; an ancient clay tablet from Mesopotamia; the great works of literature, science and exploration; striking artists’ books and even Australian pulp fiction and comics.

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Media Spotlight

Emily Angwin, Reporter and Presenter for Seven News Melbourne and News Reader for SEN 1116 
Emily Angwin has had an impressive career in the media since graduating from RMIT in 2008 with a Bachelor of Communications (Media) degree. She is currently a Reporter and Presenter for Seven News Melbourne and the News Reader for SEN’s breakfast radio show. In addition to her role at Seven, she is also a fill-in weather presenter. In 2015, Emily’s work was recognised by the Melbourne Press Club by being awarded the Quill Award for Best Breaking News Coverage for her coverage with Jacqui Felgate of the Wyndham Vale lake tragedy.

You work in both radio and television. What does a typical week look like for you?
I arrive at SEN at 6:30am every weekday for a 7am bulletin. I read the news half hourly until 9am, then pop home, feed the dog, and get changed out of my active wear before heading straight into Seven at the Docklands. Then my day can turn into anything, from covering a shooting, to a sentence at court, to a medical story, or a late breaking live cross. 

What challenges were involved in transitioning from radio to television? 
I think my work in radio in my early 20s helped me deal with the pressures of deadlines. In radio, it's obviously hourly and sometimes half hourly deadlines, so you're constantly producing content. When I first started in television, it was just 6pm. Things have changed, and now we're servicing morning news, afternoon news and online content, as well as the nightly news. So there's a constant pressure to deliver. 

Share about a time when a press release helped you uncover a good story.
I think Melbourne Zoo does a great job with its press releases. They have an intimate knowledge of the animals and their stories. So when there's the opportunity to get up close with a particular animal, for example a lion getting his teeth checked under anaesthetic, they let us know. If a press release provides intimate access to something the public wouldn't normally see, then it can be really powerful. 

You won the 2015 Quill Award for Best Breaking News Coverage for your coverage of the Wyndham Vale lake tragedy. What did you learn from covering this tragedy?
This was a joint effort with my colleague Jacqui Felgate, who was at the scene. I was feeding her information from the office to help us put the story together. What I learnt from that story is that sometimes the most tragic circumstances bring out the best in humanity. Brave men and women risked their own lives to go to the aid of those young children drowning in the lake, and their courage was incredible to witness.

What is your most memorable radio or television moment and why? 
I'll never forget the day the owner of the Grenda bus company sold his business and gave a percentage of his profit to his employees. The bus drivers opened up their bank accounts to find tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses. Grown men and women were in tears. It was an act of generosity that changed people's lives forever. A Grenda bus book sits on my desk, almost six years on, to remind me of what's important. 

Upcoming Media Events

The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November, Perth
A bilateral conference between Germany and Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

MS Gong Ride
Sunday 5th November, Sydney to Wollongong
For 36 years, cyclists have hit the road in this legendary ride from Sydney to Wollongong to raise funds for people living with multiple sclerosis. Riders can choose between the 58 and 82 km course - both take in the scenery of Royal National Park.

Melbourne Cup (pictured above)
Tuesday 7th November, Melbourne
The race that stops a nation will be back for its 157th running. While Victorians dress up and celebrate their annual holiday, up to 36 horses will compete for $6.2 million in prize money.

World Tsunami Awareness Day
Sunday 5th November
The UN General Assembly calls on all countries, international bodies and civil society to observe World Tsunami Awareness Day, in order to raise tsunami awareness and share innovative approaches to risk reduction.
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