Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday September 8 2017

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Fairfax website redesign rollouts begin
  • Walkley-winner Dan Box returns with true crime video series
  • Wil Anderson offers insider’s view of ABC’s Gruen
  • Indie powerhouse hsquared expands the menu
  • Adam Murray on creating The Courier-Mail’s first podcast
  • Stellar’s Sarrah Le Marquand shares first year’s highlights
  • Triple M Adelaide breakfast with Roo & Ditts closes the gap
  • How Fox Sports’ Yvonne Sampson made a career out of passion for NRL
  • Spectator at Nova’s Mates of Melbourne dinner, Paul Kelly performing for SCA in Perth, Brisbane Times’ 10-year celebration

New magazines this week

Wil Anderson – Insiders Guide To Gruen

After taking part in our Seven Days podcast last week, Wil Anderson spent some extra time talking to Mediaweek about the new season of Gruen. He walked us through the show’s weekly production cycle and explained how it all worked. Anderson also told us how much he has absorbed about the world of advertising and marketing – “I wish I had learnt more,” he confessed. It’s a fascinating insight into one of the ABC’s most-watched shows.

Listen online here.

Kathy Lette – Best Laid Plans

During a short visit back to Sydney, Mediaweek was lucky to spend time with Kathy Lette. During our talk about the prolific author’s visit, which included several appearances at the Canberra Writers’ Festival, Lette revealed she had optioned the rights to her latest book “Best Laid Plans” to FremantleMedia Australia. During her time in Sydney Lette met with the FremantleMedia Australia drama team to discuss what they had planned for the production.

Listen online here.

Dan Box

The former national crime writer for The Australian Dan Box flew out of Australia last weekend returning to the UK. Before he left he visited the Mediaweek studio to talk with James Manning about his most recent projects for News Corp’s national daily – the Bowraville podcast and his new investigation which was delivered as a TV series, The Queen & Zak Grieve.

Listen online here.