Mediaweek Morning Report

Friday May 12 2017

  • Friends and colleagues pay tribute and remember ABC broadcaster Mark Colvin
    Leigh Sales, James Jeffrey, Phillip Adams, Jonathan Holmes and many more
  • Fairfax Media board expected to reject $2.2b for Domain Co early next week
  • Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood defends staff after Peter Dutton hammers publisher
  • Zenith Aust CEO Nickie Scriven launches new global brand vision and identity
  • 60 Minutes crew arrives in Bogota, Colombia for Sainsbury family exclusive
    News Corp’s Sarah Blake reports family initially asked for more than $1 million
  • Screen Australia funding announcement: $8.8m to trigger spend of $63.5m
    Dollars going to TEN’s Sisters, SBS drama Dead Lucky + Kenny movie sequel
  • Matthew Drummond returns to Fairfax as editor of The AFR Magazine
  • News Corp Aust names teams to rep Australia at Young Lions in Cannes
    Grace Espinoza and Charlotte Berry from UM in Sydney win Media category
  • Tommy Medalia & Joe Hawkins win best radio ad of 2017 at Gold Siren Awards
  • Trailer time: New teasers for Top Of The Lake: China Girl and Twin Peaks
  • Wall St miss: Snapchat loses US$2b+ in three months, user growth slows
  • Netflix to create 400 jobs at European customer service hub in Amsterdam
  • US Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels gets US$6m in victory against Lionsgate
  • Fiveaa’s Rowey and Bicks making trip to Shanghai for Sunday’s Port v Suns
  • Friday feature: Mediaweek New Zealand with John Drinnan
    David Chalmers: From Macquarie & iSelect to Spark and a passion for watches
    Plus: TVNZ’s Cate Slater, Sky sports packages, NZ radio ratings, Maori TV
  • Week 19 TV: Thursday
    Nine back in first place with live NRL and Lou’s AFL Footy Show tribute

New in Mediaweek Magazine

In the new issue of Mediaweek magazine:

  • First look: Nine’s True Story With Hamish & Andy
  • Person of the Week: Wikimedia executive director Katherine Maher
  • CEO Ciaran Davis on engaging bigger audiences with Here, There & Everywhere
  • Fairfax’s Bangkok-based Lindsay Murdoch embracing digital
  • New editor Jacqui Mooney on leading Women’s Health in its 10th year
  • Radio programming special: Paul Jackson, Duncan Campbell, Gemma Fordham, Mike Fitzpatrick
  • Simon Crerar on BuzzFeed Australia’s local podcast venture
  • Global success of Aussie sports stars helping ESPN build audiences
  • Spectator at Pandora Pub Quiz + smoothfm’s Mother’s Day lunch with Tina Arena

New magazines this week

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