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Podcast 21/2014: Marcia Hines
With the new album "Amazing" to be released this week. Marcia Hines sits down with Mediaweek to talk about the new collection of songs that sees her writing an album of her own material. Marcia tells the story of how she managed to get Russell Crowe to feature on one of the tracks. Marcia also talks about her time as a judge on Australian Idol, and looks back at her three years as a TV Week Queen of Pop, her relationship with manager Peter Rix (and she reveals the surprising contract she has with him) and talks about some of the great musicians she has worked alongside over the years.

Podcast 22/2014: Michael Idato
On Friday night in the US, Fairfax Media's Michael Idato was reporting on an earthquake shaking parts of the greater LA region. The day before though he was talking with Mediaweek's James Manning and Brenden Wood about being based out of Hollywood for Fairfax Media. We farewelled Idato when he left Sydney for California last year, and this is our first catch-up since he arrived. We cover the US television scene, Aussie actors in Hollywood, TV critics in the US, the late night TV scene and who Michael prefers and we even cover a few local TV subjects too including Lachlan Murdoch's years at Ten.

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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