ABC reveals million dollar podcast kitty

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Aspiring podcasters may have a chance to get their show going thanks to a new $1 million podcast fund, ABC Radio boss Michael Mason announced at OzPod 2017 in Sydney today.
Administered by ABC Audio Studios, the one-year fund will be used to aid podcasters developing ideas and producing the shows, from format drafting to content.
“The fund will also be used to commission podcasts around specific communities and their interests across a wide range of activities including sport, culture, lifestyle, comedy, and the arts. We see an enormous opportunity to reach out to some of Australia’s most talented podcasters and give them the opportunity to benefit from our expertise and experience … The ABC has had phenomenal success with its podcast format over recent years and this fund allows us to invest not only in the extension of our own podcast content but also content from the brightest, freshest creative talent in this field,” said Mason.

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Simpson starts out at 7-MacKay

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Amelia Simpson is now in action as a reporter with Channel 7 in Mackay, Queensland.

She settled in the Sunshine Coast following a year-long stint down in Port Augusta, SA as video journalist with SCA Television.  

Tune in with Simpson over Twitter @ameliasimps7.

Forrest signs up with Channel Ten Perth

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Natalie Forrest has started with Channel Ten in Perth.

Forrest headed west following almost 15 years in Canberra, where she covered the Federal Parliament for Channel 7 and was a presenter for Prime Television. The move comes full circle for Forrest, who used to do casual work for Channel 7 in Perth.

Keep in touch in Forrest on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sydney native to run new Thomson Reuters Shenzhen office

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Newswire company Thomson Reuters is setting up a South China bureau next week in Shenzhen, China, with former Sydneysider Wong Sue-Lin as bureau chief.

Formerly SKY News’ Canberra media liaison, Wong has been based in Beijing since late 2015, working on economics and general news items. The opening of the Shenzhen office is meant to cover the Pearl River Delta region’s booming status as a tech industry hub, Thomson Reuters officials stated.

Keep in touch with Wong on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Rizvi named Future Women editor-at-large

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Jamila Rizvi has joined women’s online portal Future Women as its new editor-at-large.

Currently serving on the McKeil Institute’s board of directors, Rizvi will concentrate on developing the website editorial team’s strategic direction.

She will also write and edit articles about leadership and equality issues in addition to other material she writes for

Stay tuned to @JamilaRizvi on Twitter.

Herron takes over AWW

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The Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) has welcomed new executive editor Miranda Herron.

Herron came to the publication after packing up affairs at Transport for NSW, where she spent nine months as ministerial writer for briefings.

For the Weekly, she will be in charge of content, partnerships and collaborations for the magazine’s charity, consumer issues, health, and community activities, while generating articles about homes, finances, and gardening.

Get to know Herron more over LinkedIn.

Fox-Koob goes into business at The Age

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Simone Fox-Koob has settled into The Age as a breaking news reporter.

She joined up with the paper early this month, following three years with the Australian as Out and About editor and journalist at both Sydney and Melbourne bureau.

Keep updated with Fox-Koob on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Gordon savors

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Rosalie Gordon has joined food website as a new content producer.

Gordon came over from Super Food Ideas magazine, where she was chief sub-editor for roughly two years. Her content will focus on food news and crafting certain recipes.

Follow Gordon on LinkedIn.

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