The editor-in-chief of the new Renegade Collective magazine speaks with James Manning about her decision to start a bi-monthly magazine. Messenger runs a successful book publishing business and she explains how she is changing the business model that most magazine publishers rely on.
Deep inside the ABC HQ in Ultimo, in a darkly lit, tiny Q&A office, James Manning and Brenden Wood got to spend 45 minutes with one of Australia's premiere interviewers and TV hosts – Tony Jones.
The host of Q&A and co-host now of Lateline talked about the difference between his two programs, his interviewing technique, including how he decided whether to bomb away with the toughest question first or save it for later. Jones talked about his relationship with the man likely to be Australia's next PM, Tony Abbott, and how he deals with politicians who refuse to directly answer questions. It wasn't all serious though, we also heard about his wardrobe (lots of ties), his fight for a car spot inside the prime Sydney real estate site that is home to the broadcaster, and, best of all, his job offer from Sam Chisholm (Jones v Jones!).
A fun session with the host of Seven's Deal Or No Deal and Weekend Sunrise.
O'Keefe talks about the 200 episodes he has hosted including the time the series spent in primetime before moving to late afternoons. He reveals the secrets behind the two-day intensive taping sessions in Melbourne and details some of the challenges he has faced over the years when things didn't go according to plan.
He also takes us behind the scenes on Weekend Sunrise and talks about his on-air colleagues and tells us what happened to the Sunrise band. There's also news about his role as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar and how this former lawyer negotiates his contracts with Seven.
Meagher is the editor of The Australian's monthly luxury magazine Wish and he talks to James Manning and Brenden Wood about the special international city issues Wish publishes twice a year. He talks about their most successful edition ever and how he decides what city they will visit next. There is also discussion about luxury travel, hotel rooms and that mainstay of luxury magazines – watches.
We chat to these two News Limited entertainment writers who are known across Australia via the publisher's network of newspapers and websites.
McCabe is a national music writer and talks to us about everything from tweeting a Bruce Springsteen concert to tweeting an episode of The Voice. She also speaks about the role reality TV talent shows play in the music business.
Holly Byrnes is a national television writer for News and is all over The Voice this year. She talks about the access she gets to the coaches and contestants, what sort of TV stories sell papers and generate online clicks and she also talks about the coming showdown between the home renovation shows.