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AAP Medianet - 21 March 2019


March 21, 2019

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. To keep with movements as they happen, follow @aapmedianet

This Week's Media Movements


Kirstie Clements will move from a regular contributor to features editor at Harper’s BAZAAR on the 1st of April. Kirstie was editor-in-chief at Vogue Australia from 1999 to 2012 before taking up an editorial consultant role with Bauer Media. Her most recent role was as the director of a publishing and production house, Inprint Agency. 

Chris Dzelde  is the host of Grant Broadcasters’ new drive program, Shovel & Bull. Chris has been in radio for 30 years and was most recently the drive announcer and music director at Power FM. He was also an anchor of the Kym, Ali and Dzelde Breakfast program, which was on MIX 102.3 then Triple M Adelaide.

Elle’s new features editor is Hannah James who has moved from her role as acting features director at Elle and Harper’s BAZAAR. Prior to joining Bauer Media, Hannah was a freelance writer and sub-editor for various titles including Australian Geographic. Hannah has also worked as features and travel editor at Stellar Magazine and Sunday Style.

Megan Palin has moved within News Corp Australia from a senior journalist role in Sydney to New York where she is now the US correspondent. Megan has also worked as a News Corp journalist in Darwin and as a journalist for Alternative Media Group and SeaFM. 

Triple M’s Tom & Olly - Tom Bainbridge and Olly Morris - are moving to the Hit Network, where they will host Mid-Dawns (1am-5am). The duo has also worked at Hit104.9 and started out together on youth radio station SYN Media. 

Sarah Navin recently moved into her role as a state political reporter at Sydney’s Prime7 News, moving from her role as a senior journalist at Prime7 Wagga Wagga. Prior to that Sarah worked for WIN as a journalist in the Riverina region.  

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

Garage business goes global by getting social

                                                                                                                                          Image: City of Sydney

Sydney jewellery maker Nikita Majajas says she wouldn’t be in business without social media. The one-woman enterprise credits Instagram for transforming the designs crafted in her garage into a global brand.

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Media Spotlight

Wendy Tuohy, Editor at Daily Life, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald
Wendy Tuohy is the current editor at several Fairfax publications; DailyLife, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. With over 20 years' experience, Wendy started her career as a journalists and editor at The Age working on the Green Guide and The Age Cheap Eats until 2005. She has also worked as a fill-in host on ABC Radio Melbourne, appeared regularly on ABC News Breakfast and Nine's Today Extra. In 2008, Wendy joined the Herald Sun as a contributing blogger and feature writer before leaving the publication in mid-2018 to return to Fairfax. Her Twitter handle is @wtuohy. 

You recently moved back to work at The Age as digital lifestyle editor and columnist. How are you enjoying the role so far? 
I am really fortunate to have found a role that I feel is a great match for my experience and passions. The Age workplace is a joy. Having been welcomed back warmly after 13 years away, they made the steep learning curve  of the new role feel smooth.
If there has been one big lesson in getting to the stage you're at now in your career, what would that be?
Never completely lose touch with the workplace during maternity leave; remaining in touch with work can be a massive challenge but I would urge women who take extended periods to keep lines into some kind of work in their field. Also, in media particularly, whatever you can do to boost resilience, do it. It is easy to feel overwhelmed in this industry at present, finding ways of not allowing yourself to drop out under stress is really important.

You have worked across a number of media - what's your favourite medium and why? 
I've worked in print, a mix of digital and print (blog, news and columns at News Ltd for 10 years) and also some radio -- plus TV talking head work here and there. Seeing articles in print is still a huge thrill but digital is my true love now as it is so agile. 
For a press release to grab your attention, what should it contain? 
It should have a very strong and clear top line; why you must do a story on this issue, backed up with substance (a hook, research, fresh comments from a leader in whatever area is being marketed to us for an article). Avoid whimsy or humour in press releases, go straight for the hard punch of 'you cannot afford to ignore this one', and show us why at the top.

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Upcoming Media Events

NSW State Election Victoria’s Multicultural Festival 2019
Saturday 23rd March, NSW
NSW will vote in the upcoming state election to decide the 57th Parliament of New South Wales. 

Victoria’s Multicultural Festival 2019 (pictured right)
Saturday 23 March, Melbourne
This event showcases multicultural Victoria through a free one-day program at Federation Square featuring music, performance, food and art catering for all ages.  

Point Cook Day by the Bay Festival (pictured below)
Saturday 23rd March, Melbourne 
A seaside festival that celebrates Port Phillip Bay's marine environment with live music, sustainability-focused market stalls, free nature-based activities and a public art demonstration. 

Beauty Melbourne 
Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th March, Melbourne
This beauty expo features the latest trends, tech innovations, and new products from leading beauty brands.

Point Cook Day by the Bay Festival Roady4Roadies
Sunday 24th March, Adelaide  
Public walks in Adelaide to raise money and awareness for roadies who suffer high rates of mental health problems.

15th National Rural Health Conference 
Sunday 24th to Wednesday 27th March, Hobart
The rural health sector will meet to learn, listen and share ideas about how to improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia. 
Click here to add your event 

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