October 03, 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
Channel 7’s, Sunday Night, will be axed at the end of this year
Chief executive, James Warburton, has cut several staff members including Melissa Doyle, due to a recent restructuring of the company.
Dr Sally Cockburn (Dr Feelgood) will be joining 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 2CC as a host
Sally will be on air from 6-10pm on Saturday evenings during the summer.
Jay Mueller is returning to Triple M as the executive producer for Kennedy Molloy
Jay was previously the director and producer at Bad Producer Productions.
Saul Shtein has left Seven West Media after 15 years with the company
Saul was the head of sport at the broadcaster, reporting on popular sporting events such as Big Bash Cricket and the Olympic Games.
Pure Gold Live will now be hosted by 101.7 WSFM, Empire Touring, and West HQ
The event is now in its fifth year running and will be held in the Greater Western Sydney region on 14th February, 2020.
State political reporter, Tegan George, has departed 10 News Queensland
Tegan will be joining Network 10’s Canberra Press Gallery bureau as a political reporter in November.
Jason Om is currently acting as a reporter at ABC’s 7:30 until January 2020
After three months in the role, Jason will resume his previous role as a reporter and presenter at ABC News.
Declan Bowring has started his new role as a journalist at Storyful
Declan first started his career in the media industry at 2ser and was previously with the Sydney Morning Herald as an audio-video producer.
Jodie Oddy is currently on maternity leave at MIX 102.3 FM
Michelle Murphy will be replacing her for two weeks before Jessica Adamson takes over for the rest of the year.
Some of News Corp Australia’s major mastheads will soon be available on Apple News+
The service will be rolled out nationwide later this year, with the US and Canada being the first on the list.
Hosts of the 90’s program, Recovery, have announced a spin-off YouTube channel
Dylan Lewis and Jane Gazzo have launched Recovered, a YouTube channel that features new music, interviews, reviews and performances.
Hayley Pearson will be leaving Nova 91.9 FM Breakfast in November 2019
Hayley will present for the last time on 1st November and will focus on her own projects in the media industry.
Triple M has introduced a new DAB+ station this week called Hard N Heavy
Launched at the start of October, the new station will have a strong focus on the heavy metal music genre.