Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday July 7 2017

  • Big Day Out: Optus starts day at Centennial Park, ends with Cockatoo Island take over
    Nova Red Room presents Lorde exclusive for fans – including Kochie and Karl
  • Journalists’ union supports senator Nick Xenophon’s “compromise” media package
  • At last! Seven West Media close to settlement with Amber Harrison after mediation
  • More online audio trouble: SoundCloud cuts workforce by 40%, closes offices
  • Sian Whitnall the most recent exec returning to OMD – now head of digital, OMD Sydney
  • Former Women’s Weekly insider reports on shock departure of Bauer’s Kim Doherty
  • Nine reveals Matt Moran to judge Family Food Fight alongside Tom Parker Bowles
  • TV you want to return: Posie Graeme-Evans on making more McLeod’s Daughters
  • TV you don’t want back: Report Rolf Harris wants to rebuild career with TV comeback
  • Andrew Mercado’s TV Guide: Seven’s Yummy Mummies + Australian Ninja Warrior
  • Plus Friday feature: Mediaweek New Zealand with John Drinnan
    Sky TV chief executive John Fellet on telcos Vodafone, Spark and 2 Degrees
    Lorde songwriter Joel Little, TVNZ streaming, More FM defection, Radio audience data
  • Week 27 TV: Thursday
    Japan week ends on a high for MasterChef, except for Callan Smith!
    Andy, Sam, Mick kick a goal: Front Bar widens the gap over Footy Show
    Seven narrowly wins primary share, but Nine #1 Sydney & Melbourne
    Common Sense starts with 460,000 in what has become a tough slot

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • Celebrity agent Lauren Miller celebrates 20 years in business
  • Endemol Shine’s David McDonald talks Common Sense
  • Why Smallzy’s Surgery dominates Australia’s FM airwaves at night
  • The Infinite Dial findings show radio stays strong among Australia’s audio options
  • Inside Nine’s upcoming Australian Ninja Warrior
  • The survival story behind kids newspaper Crinking News
  • How SCA’s Tanya Hennessy became an online sensation
  • Spectator at Katy Perry’s World Famous Rooftop, radio jocks competing in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Noah Cyrus on iHeartRadio Live

New magazines this week

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Steve Mascord

Mediaweek editor James Manning catches up with Fairfax rugby league columnist and rock music fan Steve Mascord at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester to discuss his new book “Touchstones”.

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