Latest Podcasts

Two new podcasts this week:

Podcast 43/2014: Maude Garrett
The host of the LA-based syndicated weekend radio show The Hot Hits talks to Mediaweek about life covering the entertainment business in Hollywood. Maude Garrett talks about her best and worst movie junket trips and reveals the names of celebrities that play along with her gags and those that don't. She also talks about her dating challenges, her LA colleagues, her time spent in Australia recently on air with Matty Acton and she details her success in building her Geek Bomb online business.

Podcast 44/2014: Clive Mathieson
Mediaweek went inside the editor's office at The Australian on Friday as Clive Mathieson talked about a busy week that included the 50th anniversary of the launch of the newspaper, the abolition on the carbon tax and the shooting down of MH17. There were plenty of other subjects covered too including the paper's politics, how reporters could make a mark and it was the meeting of two newspaper nerds as Brenden Wood talked collecting newspapers with Mathieson.


Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes

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Friday
Mar162012

News Limited closes Sunshine Coast titles

News Limited has announced that it will cease publication of three community newspapers and a weekly magazine on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The Noosa Journal and Weekender were acquired by News Limited in 2006 and 2007 respectively and extended to include local editions in Maroochydore and Caloundra subsequently. Next week’s editions will be their last.
News Limited’s managing director of newspapers and digital products Jerry Harris said: “It is with regret that we are closing these titles, but with continuing slow trading conditions on the Sunshine Coast the reality is that they are no longer commercially viable.
“We have begun consultations with affected staff and intend to redeploy as many as we can into News’ other operations in South East Queensland, but inevitably there will be a number of redundancies.
“News will continue to have a strong presence in the region as the Courier-Mail will strengthen its bureau to improve local coverage, and maintain its involvement with keynote Sunshine Coast sporting and cultural events.”
Source: News Limited