Mediaweek is a respected trade outlet for the Australian media industry covering publishing, 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.
The magazine ceased publishing in 2017 when Mediaweek became a digital-only publication with two key products – the daily Mediaweek Morning Report and mediaweek.com.au.
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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.
Tyson Young specialised in niche marketing and sales before looking for bigger challenges in mainstream media, joining the Mediaweek team. He has previously worked as the Diversity Manager for the Westpac Group before heading back to niche marketing as the Commercial Manager for Australia’s largest LGBTI website. When Tyson has some down time, he enjoys travelling back to his parents farm in the country to escape the big city buzz.
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 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.
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.
Andrew Mercado has built a multimedia career in front of the camera and behind it. He is probably best known for being the first VJ on the music TV channel Max and for many years of talking movies with Kerri-Anne Kennerley. He now juggles media commitments while running his first ever business, the South West Roxy Cinema in Northern NSW. He has been a contributor to many publications over the years including The Sunday Telegraph and TV Week.
Mercado writes a regular Friday column for the Mediaweek Morning Report and co-hosts the Mercado & Manning Mediaweek TV podcast.
Peter Olszewski has worked for over 30 years in Australian media and has written for most major publications and edited a variety of titles including GoSet, Australasian Weed, Australian Playboy and People. Olszewski moved off-shore in the 2000s to work in Asia. Over the last 15 years he has worked for the Myanmar Times in Yangon and worked for over eight years as the Siem Reap bureau chief for the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia. He is still based in Siem Reap where he files regularly for Mediaweek.