Mediaweek Morning Report

Thursday May 4 2017

  • Journalists at Fairfax Media have voted to go on strike for seven days
    Management vows: “We will continue to publish across print and digital”
  • Nick Tabakoff: Betting ad ban will be self regulated, monitored by ACMA
  • REA Group launches Spacely for short-term and co-working spaces
  • New York Times’ challenge: Record subs yet overall ad revenue down
  • ITV’s chief executive, Adam Crozier, is stepping down after seven years
  • Facebook addressing brand safety: Building 7,500 team to monitor content
    Facebook reports ad revenue climbs 51% as audience reach now 1.94b
  • News Corp’s Storyful to track websites for fake news or extremist content
  • ARIA albums chart overhaul: Will now include plays on streaming services
  • Dave Hughes: “We need more comedians to help us laugh at ourselves”
  • marie claire joins forces with prominent Aussies for marriage equality campaign
  • Freeview mobile app wins top gong at international Connie Awards in London
  • Book tour: John Laws charm offensive with Jonathon Moran and Leigh Sales
  • Plus: Mark Latham hiring for TV return, Stephen Colbert’s epic Trump roast
  • Week 18 TV: Wednesday
    MasterChef ranks #1 at 7.30pm as audience meets final 24 contestants
    Nine’s Wednesday win powered by imports: Bee Gees Salute & BGT

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Vogue Living's Neale Whitaker

Mediaweek’s Kruti Joshi pays a visit to the News Corp offices to talk Vogue Living’s 50th anniversary with editor-in-chief Neale Whitaker. The pair also discuss the upcoming season of The Block, new Foxtel series Love It or Leave It. Whitaker talks about his former life as a publicist and how his former boss, British PR guru Lynne Franks, was the inspiration behind the character of Eddy in BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous.

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