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Ripper commences at the ABC

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Journalist Felicity Ripper has joined ABC as a digital journalist and producer at the National’s news digital team.  Prior to joining the ABC, she was with the News Corp for more than four years covering news at the Courier Mail and previously at the Sunshine Coast Daily and Burnett Times.  Ripper has also worked as a journalist and communications consultant at Sovereign Home Improvement Group, writing and editing digital articles.  Her other gigs include events coordination assistant at Business Chicks Australia and a property journalist at propertymash.com covering in-depth articles about property developments for an online property development directory.   

Akula Sharma joins NZME

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Journalist Akula Sharma has commenced a new role as a multimedia journalist in New Zealand media and entertainment.  Prior to that, she was a news reporter at the Gisborne Herald for more than a year covering court and social issues as well as investigative journalism in the Tairāwhiti-East Coast region. Sharma has also worked as a trainee journalist at Te Waha Nui and an intern reporter at Stuff.   

Howcroft re-signs with 3AW

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3AW breakfast host Russel Howcroft has re-signed a multi-year deal with the station to continue as co-host with Ross Stevenson on breakfast for four years. The duo have topped 16 consecutive surveys and the show has continued to succeed in 161 consecutive surveys since 2002.   3AW station manager, Stephen Beers said that the station is delighted to have Howcraft coming back for the long term.  “Ross Stevenson and Russel Howcroft have kept Melbourne informed and entertained through Melbourne’s hardest times, and together have set new records for listening that are unlikely to ever be surpassed,” Beers said. Howcroft said that Melbourne listeners will be joyful to start the day with 3AW breakfast every day.  “I want to say thank you to 3AW and the Melbourne audience for the ongoing support – and of course the Breakfast team, who are a fabulous creative mix, led by the inimitable Ross Stevenson,” Howcroft said.  Ross Stevenson said that he feels excited to have his

Brunner bids adieu to NewFM

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Breakfast EP and workday announcer Jackson Brunner has signed off on Newcastle 105.3 NewFM as he moves to Los Angeles. On his LinkedIn page, he has shared that his departure comes as he is relocating to Los Angeles “to pursue new media opportunities”. “I’ll always be thankful for the opportunities that being on-air in Newcastle has given me, for the people and friends that I have met along the way and for the personal/professional growth that I have gone through whilst in the position. I’m now packing all these great memories into a box and moving to LA!” Brunner said.  Brunner has been with the station for more than 5 years as an on-air announcer and executive producer.   

Digital Nation launches as stand-alone website

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Technology publication Digital Nation has relaunched as a stand-alone website to deliver a “new ecosystem” of technology and business journalism. In unfolding from award-winning enterprise technology publication iTnews, the new Digital Nation website will provide a forum catering for a readership of industry experts in finance, technology, marketing, HR, sales, operations, product, innovation, and customer experience. Digital Nation will aim to discuss transformational changes in data technologies and sciences, showcasing how radical changes in where we work, how we source talent, what we buy and how we live, have created a challenging business environment.  NextMedia group managing editor Andrew Birmingham believes, in launching the stand-alone website, there is a massive opportunity to highlight transformations in business as well as target a broader readership of C-Suite executives and board directors. “The purpose of launching the publication is to really focus on the i

Westwick Farrow Media launches Aged Health

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B2B publisher Westwick-Farrow has launched its new publication ‘Aged Health’ aimed at delivering support to aged care leaders across Australia. Aged Health is both a print and digital publication with E-magazines published weekly, updating readers on the latest industry developments, trends, products and solutions. Publisher at WF Media, Geoff Hird, believes the publication will provide a voice for a transitioning health-care industry, following the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The aged care sector in Australia is continuing to undergo a major transformation, following the Royal Commission and the impacts of the pandemic,” said Hird. “Technology developments, new products and services will be at the forefront of this transformation, and Aged Health is the new voice for your industry.” WF Media is already a well recognised figure in the health-care industry having published the 'Hospital and Healthcare magazine' for six years.  Over this period the

Senior correspondent Adams joins 60 minutes

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Nine network has announced that award-winning Senior Correspondent Amelia Adams will join the television programme '60 Minutes' as a full-time reporter.  Adams worked as a journalist for more than two decades with 13 years at the Nine Network, most recently as Nine’s senior international correspondent in Europe and North America.  Adams said that she has grown up admiring Australian journalism and their extraordinary stories on 60 minutes.  “I’ve been privileged to learn from many of them during my years on the road, and am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team,” Adams said.  Kirsty Thomson, executive producer of 60 Minutes said that Adams’ work in Ukraine was noteworthy and impactful as well as her extraordinary reporting from the US Capitol building during the January 6th insurrection last year.  “I am thrilled Amelia is joining the team at 60 Minutes. Amelia is a formidable journalist and fearless correspondent. I look forward to Amelia continuing her

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