Mediaweek is a highly respected trade journal for the media covering newspapers, magazines, TV, digital, radio, outdoor advertising and entertainment media. Dubbed “the media industry’s bible” by The Australian, Mediaweek was created by publisher Philip Luker in 1990. In 1999 James Manning took over the publication as publisher and editor.
In 2008 Mediaweek TV began on Sky News Business Channel and the magazine’s infamous podcasts began a year later in 2009.
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James Manning (Editor and publisher)
James has had a long and sometimes distinguished career working in the magazine industry, having written and edited a number of music publications in his native Melbourne, before starting the Australian edition of British “pop music bible” Smash Hits in 1984. He ran the title successfully for over a decade before moving on to edit other publications and later run a successful photo agency. In 1999 he took over as publisher and editor of Mediaweek.
Kruti Joshi (Deputy Editor)
Kruti is a Journalism graduate from the UTS. She has produced news, current affairs, features and documentary pieces on multimedia platforms, and contributed to teams at 2SER 107.3FM, the Parramatta/Holroyd Sun, and Weekend Sunrise. Kruti joined Mediaweek office in Potts Point in August 2013. She is currently working her way up to be a genius in magazines, newspapers and digital.
Sam Caldwell (Digital Editor)
Sam joined Mediaweek’s editorial team in September 2015. He is the head of content at niche media group Dope Media, and has worked as an editor in print and online, holding positions including deputy editor of hijacked.com.au and subeditor of music streetpress the BRAG. Sam loves nothing more than a lazy Sunday in the summer.
Brian Watson (Sub-editor)
With a career that has spanned stints as an English/French high school teacher, a radio announcer and a jeans store owner, Brian has covered a lot of ground. Prior to joining Mediaweek in 2008 he held the position of sub-editor at highly respected community newspaper Sydney Star Observer and was also acting editor towards the end of his 12-year tenure at the weekly publication.
Justine Scott (Art Director)
Justine graduated from UTS with a degree in Visual Communication and soon settled into editorial design for magazines and newspapers. She spent a decade or so designing features for various news media mastheads mostly for Fairfax Media, but also for News Ltd. She took a breather from design to travel and ended up living in Brazil for two years. She returned to Fairfax Media for several years before taking a voluntary redundancy and making the most of that opportune time to have a baby. After four years’ devotion to full-time motherhood Justine returned to the workforce part-time, most fortunate to join the team at Mediaweek.