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FRIDAY 24 October 2014

 Media Federation Awards 2014: The Monkeys win Grand Prix for Boost Mobile Stay Living
MFA Media owner of the year: JCDecaux, 2014 MFA Hall of Fame inductee: John Grono

 Walkley Awards nominations released for 2014: 1400+ entries received for 59th awards

 Competing for best interview: Ellen Fanning & David Hardaker, David Speers, Sarah Ferguson

 Lachlan Murdoch presents Keith Murdoch Oration at State Library in Melbourne: Addresses national security laws and our poor press freedom ranking, importance of journalism

 The ACMA warns Sunshine Coast community FM station it could lose its broadcast licence

 Fiveaa team changes: Chris McDermott out after 14 years, replaced by Mark Bickley in drive

 Public broadcasters under pressure:

Sky News Australia and Seven News ask why ABC spending money on Google ad rankings

UK chief of Guardian Media Group criticises expansion of news into Australia

 The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra continue international growth with Asia Pop 40

 Nextmedia's Sound+Image 2015 awards: Special awards issue and gala dinner in Melbourne

 Sports: TEN signs Freddie Flintoff for BBL, Nine to cover Rugby League 4 Nations live

  Plus: James Packer confirms South Sydney investment, NBCU questions online TV strategy, Grand Designs' host Kevin McCloud in Sydney, Bert Newton's "ghastly" LSD trip revealed, Walking Dead EP Gale Anne Hurd coming to Screen Forever, JMo on The Bachelor beauties, Rolling Stones meet the Adelaide press – almost, Newzulu to acquire Filemobile, Sticky Pictures up for BAFTA, Mat Rownsley joins OMD, Elizabeth Broderick wins AFR Award

Magazines on sale this week

Who Sexiest People
OK! Hollywood Trainers Tell All
Rugby League Week A New World Order
TV Soap The Bold and The Beautiful
TV Week Soap Extra The Bold and The Beautiful
Australian Women's Weekly Crown Princess Mary
Inside Out Home for Christmas The Amazing Cherry Ripe Cake
Reader's Digest Terror at the Beach
Time Out Melbourne Late Night Eats
Women's Fitness Four weeks to hotness
Home Design Uplifting Interiors
Empire Interstellar
Film Ink Interstellar
Golf Australia 39 Match Play Tips
PC Powerplay Back From the Wasteland
NW Khloé Kardashian
New Idea Nicole Kidman
Famous The Bachelor
Woman's Day Nicole Kidman
TV Week Home and Away
The Spectator It's Our Inquisition
Healthy Food Guide Recipe Special + Free Food Label Magnifier
Cosmopolitan Bride Romance Was Born

On The Box

Channel 9's new observational documentary The Embassy, produced by Southern Pictures' Laurie Critchley and Freebird's Craig Graham, will begin screening four one-hour blocks from Sunday, October 19 at 6:30pm.

Latest Podcasts

Three new podcast this week:

Podcast 58/2014: Fashion Bloggers
As it launched on Style last week, we talk to executive producer Philippa Whitfield Pomeranz about her new series looking into the exciting world of Fashion Bloggers, Margaret Zhang from Shine By Three, Mandy Shadforth from Oracle Fox, Sara Donaldson from Harper & Harley, Zanita Whittington from Zanita and Kate Waterhouse.

Podcast 59/2014: Big Brother EPs
During our visit to the Gold Coast and the Big Brother house, we talked to the executive producers representing Nine – Karen Dewey – and Endemol – Alex Mavroidakis. They explained their shared vision and what they argue about!

Podcast 60/2014:
Television critics

Everyone's a critic – but we have three of the best. Entertainment reporters Peter Ford, Luke Dennehy and David Knox talk about The Bachelor, Big Brother, Foxtel price cuts and more in a short but sharp TV podcast.

Podcast 61/2014: The Embassy
One of the most exciting ob docs this year will be Nine's The Embassy launching this Sunday night. The series is a project from Laurie Critchley's Southern Pictures and Craig Graham's Fredbird. James Manning and Brenden Wood speak with Critchley about the challenges of getting inside the Australian Embassy in Bangkok and the thrill of flying a drone across the Thailand capital.

Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

Top 10 Spots by Airplay Nationally

1 Harvey Norman
2 Coles
3 National Tiles
5 McHappy Day
6 Vodafone
7 Chemist Warehouse
8 Hyundai
9 Kia
10 iHeartRadio

All data provided by AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring. Week ending October 20, 2014

Top 10 Songs by Airplay Nationally

1 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (UMA)
2 Blame - Calvin Harris f. John Newman (SME)
3 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (Warner)
4 Jubel - Klingande (UMA)
5 Cool Kids - Echosmith (Warner)
6 New Thang - Redfoo (UMA)
7 Live Louder - Nathaniel Willemse (SME)
8 Heroes (We Could Be) - Alesso f. Tove Lo (EMI)
9 All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor (SME)
10 Prayer In C (Remix) - Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz (Warner)

Compiled from 58 stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, Central Coast, Newcastle & Geelong, plus triple j and FBi 94.5 in Sydney. Week ending October 20, 2014


Inside the Magazine: 27 October

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First Look

A selection of standout participants at the National Radio Conference and Australian Commercial Radio Awards in Melbourne last week




Person of the Week

Michael Miller, Chief Executive Officer, APN News & Media





Media Buzz

Industry tribute to Denis Handlin, Gus Worland’s tip for radio success, Mamamia podcasts, Justine Cullen on Elle’s anniversary





Photos from SCA’s hit107 launch, NBCU’s Aussie series Fashion Bloggers launch, the I Support Women In Sport Awards and The Maggies 2014




Media People

Staff changes at Fairfax Radio, Universal Music Australia, Seven, Nine, Yahoo7, Nova Entertainment, Triple J, SCA, Starcom Mediavest Group, Commercial Radio Australia




Inside Magazines

Editor Justine Cullen talks about Elle Australia’s first year and the magazine’s inaugural style awards




Inside Radio #1

hit107: Southern Cross Australia national head of content Craig Bruce talks about the launch of “Adelaide’s newest hit radio station”




Inside Radio #2

Snapshots from Melbourne’s 2014 National Radio Conference, including Sam Cavanagh, Andrew Denton, Peter Harvie, and Nova’s bulging trophy cabinet 




Inside Television

Executive general manager of Network Ten Russel Howcroft goes back on air for the second season of Recipes To Riches 




Inside Subscription TV

Foxtel director of programming Ross Crowley discusses new shows they’ve bought and how they schedule what we watch 




iPad Extra: Entertainment Charts

This week’s MPDAA box office chart, top 20 iTunes TV episode sales chart, Nielsen’s media-generated videos/movies websites and the ARIA top 20 albums and singles charts 




iPad Extra: Inside Television Extra

Three extra pages including OzTAM’s Top 100 Consolidated Chart for Week 41, our extended OzTAM Top 100 chart for Week 42, plus regional and international TV charts