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AAP Medianet - 23 May 2019


May 23, 2019

Welcome to this week's AAP Medianet, featuring notable career moves and publication changes in the media industry, the 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

Satirical sports commentators Roy and H.G. will be covering the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for Macquarie Sports Radio. The program titled Just Short of a Length with Roy and H.G. starts 1st June and will air from 10am to 12pm during the World Cup. Roy and H.G. previously hosted The Sporting Probe for Triple M, until it finished in December 2018. 

Daniel Mercer is now a reporter at ABC’s Great Southern WA. Daniel moves from his role as state political reporter at The West Australian, where he has worked in various roles including as a regional reporter in the Pilbara and Bunbury for 10 years.

Smoothfm’s Cameron Daddo is presenting a new weekly podcast with his wife Alison Brahe-Daddo called Separate Bathrooms and Other Handy Marriage Tips. The 10-episode series starts on 23rd May and will be broadcast on Acast.

Tiffany Rouge is leaving her role as announcer/music director at Wave FM in Wollongong to move to the Weekends program at The Edge in Auckland. Prior to joining Wave FM, Tiffany worked as a Drive announcer/music director at Hot 100 Darwin and as a digital content and on-air producer at Fresh927.

Matthew Brokenbrough is now a radio announcer and promotions coordinator at 93.5 Eagle FM in Goulburn. Matthew has previously worked at SWR Triple 9 FM as a commentator, a podcast producer at Insight Intelligence and digital content manager at Alive 90.5FM. 

David Barden has been promoted to senior front page editor after four months as front page editor at Before joining the Seven Network, David was the Australian editor, a journalist and trends writer at HuffPost.

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

Green Square a national sustainability leader

Image: City of Sydney

The City of Sydney’s fastest-growing neighbourhood has received national recognition as one of Australia’s most sustainable communities, receiving a 6 Star Green Star - Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

Read full story

Media Spotlight

Will Cox, Arts Editor of Broadsheet Melbourne 

Will Cox, Arts Editor of Broadsheet MelbourneWill Cox, arts editor of Broadsheet Melbourne, is a journalist and critic based in Melbourne. He's passionate about film and the stories behind artists' work. His freelance writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Lifted Brow, Vault and others. He tweets at @dazzleships.

What does a typical day look like for you? 
It varies a lot. I often have a 9:30am film screening. Then I either head for the Broadsheet office or home, depending on how much running around I have to do. I spend a lot of time on my bike going between appointments. I conduct interviews and/or visit galleries, and write every day. That writing could be Broadsheet work, or freelance for someone else, or my own creative stuff, but it happens every day. Then in the evening, often another film screening. 

What do you enjoy most about being an arts editor? 
I spend my days looking at art and watching movies, what's not to like?

Melbourne is known for its dynamic arts scene - why do you think it's so vibrant? 
I think because it's varied and rich, but still quite down to earth. It's not driven by profit because frankly there's not much money in it. So it's just passion.

What's the strangest story you've covered? 
Possibly Aelita Andre, the 11-year-old supposed child prodigy, who painted huge abstracts about dinosaurs and infinity, at the encouragement of her limelight-loving mother. Or Spencer Tunick, who made me strip naked on the roof of a Coles along with 900 other people. AAP photos of that went up on The Guardian and CNN before it went up on Broadsheet, so I didn't even get the exclusive on my own naked body.

For a press release to grab your attention, what should it contain? 
Pictures! It's amazing how often a press release will have a solid page of International Art English and no visual representation of the work at all.

Upcoming Media Events

Friday 24 May, Sydney 
An eclectic line-up of speakers including Kurdish journalist Behrooz Boochani, actor and producer David Wenham, geneticist Monkol Lek and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke cover the topics of science, business, technology, art, design, entertainment, culture and much more.

Vivid Sydney (right)
Friday 24th May to Saturday 15th June, Sydney
Sydney’s annual festival of seminars, music and light sculptures that transform the city, include a concert by The Cure at the Sydney Opera House, a talk by film director Spike Lee, and a 3km Light Walk from The Rocks to the Royal Botanic Gardens. 

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) conference 
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May, Melbourne 
This year’s conference theme Evolving Landscapes of Nutrition in Medicine will be addressed by local and international speakers and in workshops and a Q&A panel discussion. 

AMA National Conference 
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May, Brisbane 
The Australian Medical Association’s 2019 conference line-up includes policy and advocacy sessions and debates, awards and networking events. 

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th May, Australia-wide 
Volunteer street collectors and doorknockers will collect money to help the Salvos support Australia’s most vulnerable people. 

National Sorry Day 
Sunday 26th May, Australia-wide  
National Sorry Day was created to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations and will be marked with community events including BBQs, and Indigenous dance and music performances.  

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