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Monday, June 12, 2000

Expressed Monday Mornings to 6000 Media Decision Makers.

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Inside 'Media Flash' This Week

* GAWENDA FINED $20,000: Age Editor Faces Tasmanian Court

* CHEAP RADIO: Buy Your Own Station For $2400

* LOCAL FIREWORKS: Quest Apologises For Lawyer's Ad



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Glitch! Queen's Birthday Bumper Flash

* MEDIA FLASH - seemingly, the only publication in Australia not to be running full-page ads for the JOHN HOWARD - PETER COSTELLO GST - was about to be fullsome in self congratulations about smashing the 6000 subscribers' mark. Instead, it seems our Server let us down, and quite a few of our faithful 6000 didn't receive the June 5 Media Flash. So we've re-transmitted the lot as our Queen's Birthday observance ... two Flashes for the price of one!

Gawenda Fined $20,000

* MICHAEL GAWENDA, Age Editor, was fined $20,000 'for a knowing and serious contempt of court', in Tasmania on Thursday. The newspaper was similarly fined. JUSTICE EVANS said Gawenda approved publication of a report and photograph identifying a sexual assault victim of former Test cricket umpire STEVE RANDELL. 'It is necessary that I impose penalties directed to chastising Mr Gawenda and deterring the respondents and others from acting in a similar manner in the future,' the Tasmanian Supreme Court judge said on Thursday. Age Publisher STEVE HARRIS said his paper was the only one to be prosecuted, although others available in Tasmania had identified the victim. Justic Evans said Gawenda was wrong to deal with publication as if he had a discretion: "His clear obligation was not to authorise dissemination of the material in Tasmania, regardless of his assessment of the risks involved

Psst! Wanna Buy A Cheap Radio Station

* MARK DAY'S 'On Media' column (The Australian) this week reveals a loophole enabling radio station licence frequencies to be obtained from the Australian Broadcasting Authority for as little as $2400. This compares somewhat favorably to the $155,000,000 paid by PAUL THOMPSON for DMG's new Sydney FM licence. BRAD SMART'S Pinecam Pty Ltd has just obtained an outback Queensland licence, plus a $720 Australian Communication Authority frequency licence, to broadcast on the 1629 frequency, in addition to his 4VL station at Charleville. The 'cheap' frequencies are just above or below the range of current official accepted AM band. SID MERHI has several frequencies in Sydney and Newcastle, including 2ME (1638). Day says Merhl has a total of 83 licences 'in every capital city and every major regional centre'.

Northern Times Apologises For Fireworks Fury

* GAVIN LAUMAN, Editor of Brisbane's Northern Times, has published an Editorial to apologise for the newspaper publishing Trilby Misso Lawyers' half-page ad - 'Injured By Fireworks?' - following a tragedy where local student DOMINIQUE BAXENDELL was killed. The Quest Newspapers executive oversaw the comment: 'Some of our readers have told us bluntly that they were let down by our publication of an advertisement referring to the fireworks tragedy at the Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School. The client who placed the advertisement has apologised in this week's edition. Readers have described the advertisement as insensitive. We have to agree. The Times regrets any distress caused to our readers, particularly those involved in the tragedy. Checks are being put in place to ensure this does not happen again.' THE GOOD NEWS: Ad Manager ART CONNELL'S schedule included a second half-page from

PMP Uses Its Imagination

* BOB MUSCAT, CEO of PMP Communications, has announced a joint venture company to move its magazine titles on to the Internet, television and print. JANE SCHULZE of The Age reported on Friday that the JV with Imagination Entertainment (headed by SHANE YEEND) forms Pacific Imagination Online. A CEO is being sought for the JV. Each partner will tip in under $1 million, and Net titles to be developed include TV Week, New Idea, That's Life and TV Hits. Muscat was quoted to say: "We want to find ways of leveraging the existing relationships with readers and if that extends us into other areas of media that's fine."

Skeggs Gonged

* BRUCE SKEGGS, founding Editor of TV Week in 1957, was honored in today's Queen's Birthday Honors, being awarded a Medal (OAM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Skeggs, chairman of Melbourne community radio station 3INR-FM, was given his award for services to harness racing and politics. The former Victorian State Parliamentarian was MD of Cabon Publishing, and Editor of the Australian Trotting Register. He started his career at The Argus, 1950-56, and was instrumental in the launch of Melbourne's Channel 31 'Northern Access'.

* BOBBY LIMB (dec.), entertainer, was recognised with the 'AO' distinction for work in entertainment and tourism. Businessman GEOFFREY COHEN was recognised with an 'AM' award, and JOHN CALVERT-JONES was similarly honored for community service (he is husband of Herald & Weekly Times Ltd chair JANET). Sunday Telegraph back-page columnist LEO SCHOFIELD was listed, as was Cremorne ad man GEOFFREY WILD.

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'I Was Also Sacked': Ron Casey's Producer

* BRIAN CARLTON, producer of RON CASEY'S 2GB show, is telling the Australian- Broadcast Radio Internet forum that he was also sacked when 'The Case' copped the bullet for on air remarks: "Contrary to some media reports, the reason for the delay function did not work was not a glitch or due to my allegedly slow reactions, but a feature inherent to the 2GB delay system ... incidentally, I was sacked from 2GB too."

Hilmer Heightens Herald's Hywood

* FRED HILMER, Fairfax CEO, circularised Sydney staff on Thursday: "Effective July 3, 2000, we will be combining the commercial and support functions of The Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald. Editorial will continue to operate through distinct units. The operating and financial performance of each masthead will continue to be planned for and monitored separately. The new structure is designed to build on our successes in joint selling of advertising, paving the way for similar initiatives in consumer marketing, subscription sales, promotions, as well as finance and human resources support.

* 'GREG HYWOOD will assume responsibility as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for both Herald publications. ALAN REVELL will be moving to f2 where his responsibilities will include news and sport sites as well as the classified supersites, MyCareer, Domain and Drive. Reporting to Greg Hywood will be: PAUL McGEOUGH, Editor, Sydney Morning Herald; PHIL McLEAN, Editor, The Sun-Herald; MEL WHARTON, Assistant Publisher, Herald Publications; ROBYN STUBBS, Marketing Manager, Herald Publications; GEETA KUMRIA, Finance Manager, Herald Publications; PAUL SUTCLIFFE, Sales Director, Herald Publications; SARAH VALLANCE, HR Manager, Herald Publications.'

Regionals Report Directly To Hilmer

* FRED HILMER'S memorandum, contents of which are to be featured in this Thursday's Media supplement in The Australian, continues:

* 'GORDON DUNLOP will be completing year end accounts and working on some specific projects before taking a new role. PAUL RYAN will continue to be responsible for Sun-herald advertising sales as part of the Herald Publications sales group. LUCINDA GEMMELL will be working on a cross masthead management project under the overall direction of PETER GRAHAM. The regional newspapers which reported to ALAN REVELL will report to me. I have asked BRIAN EVANS to play a co-ordinating role to assist me in this regard. Our ability to take these steps quickly and smoothly reflects well on the work that has been done by many people in strengthening our publications and operations to date. I believe the changes announced today will allow us to make further improvements in the future.'

Fairfax Research Closes

* FRED HILMER, CEO of John Fairfax Holdings, has ongoing reviews of other departments at the media giant, including the closure of Fairfax Research. From July 1, Melbourne staff are being directed to The Age Customer Service Department, with Editorial Research Librarian THERESA AMBROSE co-ordinating legal and timed searches.

Sydney Desk

* JONATHAN MORRIS, Publisher of 3D World street gig guide, was able to achieve a 112-page Queen's Birthday edition this week. JADE HARLEY edited this 505th issue, printed at Rural Press, with a four-page gloss color cover. Circulation of the Surry Hills-based publication is CAB-audited at 31,011.

Brisbane Briefs

* DENNIS WATT, General Manager of Quest Newspapers, offered a challenge to sportsman TOMMY RAUDONIKIS to quit his 65-a-day cigarette habit ... and in the process, the pair and the newspaper chain have raised $56,000 in a reader promotion for Queensland's Paralympians.

* DENISE PICKERING, Editor of City News, which incorporates the old Brisbane Review, included a 12-page 'bargain hunters'' guide in this week's Quest paper. Acting Ad Manager is RAE NOVAK, with the rep team including DE'ARNE TREACY, ROGER CONNOLLY and features man KIERAN WALPOLE.

Melbourne Desk

* HARTLEY HIGGINS started the Victorian Ski Season with the first Year 2000 issue of Mt Buller Stirling News (8 pages), also inserted in his Mansfield Courier 40-pager. Both are edited by PHIL NOLAN. The weekly paper's coverage of the Benalla by-election was highlighted in a memorandum to Victorian Premier STEVE BRACKS, according to an item by Courier journalist PAUL DUNLOP.

* RAY ROBINSON, manager of Higgins' Mansfield Printing Pty Ltd, is one of the few people advertising use of the small business $200 GST voucher: "If you have registered to have an ABN number for GST purposes you will soon receive a free $200 voucher from the government to assist you with GST changes. You can use this voucher at Mansfield Printing when you need to update your stationery to include your ABN number ... Mansfield Printing P/L is a registered supplier for the GST start-up."

This Week in Byron Bay

Winter Whales make big splash; H.G. NELSON to host Writers Festival opening; Local bush foodtellite/ thriving; Biotech corporations dictating food agenda; Something rotten in the caravan park; Durrumbul school holds centenary celebration; First small business goes to the wall over GST - all in this week's ECHO, Byron Shire's independent locally-owned weekly with attitude. THE ECHO hits the streets of Byron Bay and the web at on Tuesdays. National advertisers are welcome to communicate with Australia's most sophisticated rural market. Email or ring 02 66841777. (Advt)

Australian Indigenous Issues

* GRANT HANSEN, Aboriginal 3CR broadcaster, is networking his football show on the indigenous radio satellite. The program - Marngrook (Aboriginal for football) - is one of four Koori programs on the community broadcaster: Songlines Music Show, Not Another Koori Show and Koori Survival Show.

Up In The Air

* PETER BERMAN, Publisher of POL Corporate Publications, is providing a second magazine for Ansett travellers. Vive - a gloss, color A4 format - has reached 148 pages, and the Winter 2000 edition features EFFIE YOUNG as Guest Editor. JASON BERMAN is GM, and LESLEY WILD is MD. Meanwhile, the airline's long-standing Panorama, edited by IAN MACKEY, is logging in at 132 pages.

Book Department

* PAUL KELLY, former Australian Editor (now International Editor), has featured on the front cover of ERIC BEECHER'S Melbourne Weekly as 'Mr Write'. Writer GEORGINA JERUMS joined with photographer FRANK LINDNER for a double-page spread, happily coincidental with Kelly's launch of Paradise Divided book.

Your ABC

* JONATHAN SHIER, ABC MD, has ruled that the $67 million deal to provide news content to Telstra undervalued the worth of the national broadcaster. AMANDA MEADE, Media Writer for The Australian, reported on Saturday that the last-minute termination of the arrangement - three days before it was due to be signed - has taken Telstra by surprise. "The obligations that would have been imposed on the ABC by Telstra, the cost of servicing the deal and the fact that it did not sufdficiently recognise the value of the ABC's breadth of content were in the end the critical issues for the ABC," Shier said.

* SUSAN MOORE at ABC Tasmania is advertising for a Senior Researcher (for 12 months) for the Gardening Australia TV program based in Hobart.

* RONCIE PARKER at ABC Adelaide is offering Journalist Trainee vacancies for those interested in news and current affairs. Salary is about $30,000 per year.

* RICHARD LOWER at ABC Brisbane is collecting VHS audition tapes for an on-the-road TV journalist.

Air Waves

* RAY MARTIN took over as host of JOHN LAWS' 2UE morning program on Thursday, whilst 'The Voice' is on leave for a week or two. MAGGIE TABBERER is also scheduled to front 'The Golden Microphone'.

* 'UGLY' PHIL O'NEILL is to work at KISS-FM, London, after quitting his Austereo gig.

* ANDREW DENTON announced on air that he is quitting his 2MMM breakfast shift at the end of the year. AMT Online Radio Industry Newsletter quizzes if MIKEY ROBBINS of Good News Weekend fame might be the replacement.

Community Radio

* THREE new Canberra community licences begin from July 15 in Canberra: Artsound Inc., Canberra Christian Broadcasters Ltd, and the Ethnic Broadcasting Council of the ACT.

* CABOOLTURE'S community station, 4OUR, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday (june 17) with giveaways including a trip to Papua New Guinea, and a tilt train trip to Rockhampton. Standby relays!

Radio Days

* RADIO 2GF - 1206 AM has placed an ad - 'If The World Ended Today ... How Will The Different Media Tell Me?'

* 'RADIO WILL ... tell me what's happening NOW. Go through all the emotions with me. Give me constantly updated information on how I can survive. Get into my life and be relevant to what's happening to me now.

* 'TELEVISION WILL ... after the event, show me the pictures of what happened.

* 'NEWSPAPERS WILL ... give me the details on how and why the world ended yesterday.'

* The ad was placed in this month's Around & About Northern Rivers (NSW) produced by ANGELA BOURKE, VICKI NOTMAN and ANDREW PALMER of the Grafton Ad Agency.

TV Guide

* LIZ MULLINAR, casting agent, has been honored by the MIKE MUNRO-hosted This Is Your Life, according to the Sydney Confidential column prepared by PETER HOLDER and JO CASAMENTO for The Daily Telegraph. JODIE PACKER was said to be an audience member.

* MAL WALDEN has re-signed as newsreader with DERMOT O'BRIEN'S Ten News in Melbourne.

So, This Is Showbiz

* DAME EDNA EVERAGE and SIR LES PATTERSON are launching Toyota's V6 Avalon sedan.

* JOHN MANGOS, Sky News TV presenter, is fronting ads for Ariston kitchen 'hobs', burners and electric griddles.

* BUD TINGWELL is presenting voiceovers on rural TV ads for Waratah Fencing. The VO is an extract from DOROTHEA MacKELLAR'S I Love A Sunburnt Country.

Australian Media Job Directory

* SEE our Employment Section at the bottom of the page..

Movers And Shakers

* MARK LINCOLN, from ACP New Zealand, has joined Murdoch Magazines as Finance Director.

* TRISH MILLINGTON has joined the Ad Sales team of the Eltham-based Nillumbik Mail weekly newspaper (Vic.). Trish, and husband BOB ('Millo' of The Age for many years), have recently had their own publishing projects in Melbourne's north-east.

* MICHAEL RYAN, ex-Ad Manager for The Age's Melbourne Property Guide, was given an hour to leave the Spencer St headquarters when he resigned to take up the Sales Manager's position at a new media developer,, concentrating on web design and a large tourism portal, VR Australia: 'It is linked to and expects to have two billion page impressions in the next six months.'

Odds and Ends

* RED SYMONS' name seems to have disappeared from music credits on the Seven Network's Blue Heelers, to be replaced by MICHAEL ATKINSON. True?

* KWIK-KOPY PRINTING is taking 30-second ads on the Seven Ansett News programs shown on Ansett Airlines flights, and hosted by MARK BERETTA.

* ANTHONY HUTTON is Publisher/Managing Editor of Where Magazine in Sydney, billing itself as '11,393 copies per week' and elsewhere as '45,572' total monthly circulation. Whatever the figure, the Carrington Publishing Group publication has reached a high of 96 pages.

* BRUCE SOMMERLAD is Page Five columnist in The Namoi Valley Independent (Northern NSW). Any relation to Northern Daily Leader (Tamworth) Executive Editor JOHN SOMMERLAD or renowned Country Press Australia dynamo DAVID SOMMERLAD? The Independent is led by MD BEVAN GREGSON, managed by BEV MORGAN, and edited by RON McLEAN.

Pollie Waffle

* CHRIS KENNY, Director - Strategic Developments with the SA Government, is advertising two Communications Specialists positions.

* DR DAVID KEMP, Federal Education, Training and Youth Affairs Minister, is advertising for a Canberra- or Melbourne-based Media Adviser. 'A salary between $75,000 and $97,000 per annum will be determined.' Add $12,000 in lieu of long and irregular hours.

* WAYNE PHILLIPS, Victorian Liberal MP, has received news from State Arts Minister LYNNE KOSKY that the STEVE BRACKS' Government is prepared to sell the rights to the JEFF KENNETT book manuscript for $85,000, rather than the original price of $100,000. The book was written by DR MALCOLM KENNEDY, paid by Kennett's Government. Mr Phillips has been fund-raising, and been told that he will have to pay GST on the manuscript if he doesn't meet the June 30 deadline.

The Local Report

* LEANNE SAMMUT is new Group Ad Manager at Melbourne's Leader Newspapers, according to the June 2 issue of Ad News, which also reports on KATE KEATING'S similar appointment at Messenger Newspapers (Adelaide).

* JIM LAWRENCE, Community News (Vic.) Editor, has included an eight-page Jobs Action supplement in his papers, in co-operation with the Melbourne West Area Consultative Committee. It included substantial local advertising.

* ALEX CLULOW, Editor of the South Sydney Bulletin, is standing for South Sydney Council, in a campaign to save the local football club, and editorialised last week: "Make no mistake, last week's disgraceful act to cancel all advertising in the South Sydney Bulletin, after I announced myself as a candidate for Save The Rabbitohs Party was a blatant attempt to close down this newspaper."

Rural Affairs

>From ASH LONG in Country New South Wales

* JOHN B. FAIRFAX is leading the way with network sales of ad space for weekly newspapers in rural NSW, some with cover prices of $1.10 (compared to Victorian prices of about 70-80 cents).

* IAN GEORGE is Manager of Western Magazine, and leading a 24-page insert now included in 27 NSW local country newspapers, with a combined circulation of 57,000. The tabloid is printed by FAIRFAX'S Rural Press - Regional Publishers led by MD BRIAN McCARTHY. MEG WARD is editing WM, with JULIE-ANNE KERIN and CINDY OULTON selling ads from Dubbo. MIKE STRAKER and SUSAN STARK sell from Orange.

* CHRIS and ROSS McPHERSON, of the Shepparton-based namesake group, include their 36-page weekly Country News tabloid through 11 newspapers, with a 41,500 print run. This includes the outside-run McIvor Times and Numurkah Leader newspapers, as well as their own Kyabram Free Press-Tatura Guardian run by IAN PURDEY, Seymour Telegraph edited by ROHAN ALDOUS, Campaspe Valley News, Shepp. News, Riverine Herald (Echuca), Cobram Courier, Benalla Ensign, and Southern Riverina News (Finley, NSW).

Olympic Countdown

* PAUL RAMADGE, Age Olympics editor, says his paper will give a major profile to country towns in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania as it covers the progress of the Olympic Torch Relay 2000: "The Fairfax Olympic Alliance made a commitment more than a year ago to cover every day of the relay and use it as an opportunity to profile the country towns who will play host to the Olympic torch."

The News Business

* CHRIS LEONIDAS of Doveton News and Lotto has been named as Australian Newsagent of the Year. He won the Victorian award last year.

Personal Bests

* JOHN LAWS put a superbly produced, pre-recorded two minute tribute to air on Tuesday to pay tribute to the life of MURRAY STEVENSON, 95, former Chief Engineer and 'Creator of 2UE'. Laws remarked that Stevenson had been a source of strength to station boss JOHN CONDE and a number of others throughout the recent Australian Broadcasting Authority hearing. The tribute noted names such as JACK DAVEY, BOB DYER, HOWARD CRAVEN and DICK FAIR who had made the station. Similar instrumental-backed pieces would be good for stations such as 3AW (possibly voiced by PAUL CRONIN) and 3AK (recited by BRUCE MANSFIELD).

Absent Friends

* CHARLES HOLLOWAY, one of the fathers of the Progress Press organisation, died this past week. The publication started after World War Two as the organ for the Ashburton Progress Association, becoming an award-winning weekly newspaper, in turn launching the 100,000-circulation sister Chadstone Progress publication in 1960 to publicise Melbourne's new regional shopping centre of the time. Progress Press became a major national print and distribution company, after first merger with the MOTT FAMILY'S Leader Media Group, later absorbed within the News and Pacific Publications groups.

They Said It ...

* SUSIE ELELMAN, 2GB afternoon host (complete with EDDIE CANTOR-theme song If You Knew Susie), is providing an intelligent and articulate program ... including the view that the Sydney Olympics was 'a great waste of money'.

* DAVID LOVEJOY and MICHAEL McDONALD, Consulting Editor and Editor respectively of the Byron Shire Echo (NSW), told their front-page readers this past week: "Monday is a public holiday in honor of the birthday of the Queen of England, who was actually born some other day ... nevertheless ... the paper will appear (in its 717th edition) on Tuesday as normal (well, as normal as it ever gets)." Tomorrow's edition celebrates 14 years of publication.

* MICHAEL RAY'S High Country Times newspaper (Mansfield, Vic.) reports that a local commercial radio station had an open microphone conversation, over a legal will kit commercial. The conversation, his Whispers column says, has led to listeners not buying the kits.

Writers' Block

* JANICE BREEN BURNS has been appointed Fashion Editor, writing for The Age, Sunday Age and Sunday Life Magazine.

Members' Mailbag

* KATE RAMSAY at Text Media Group has joined the Media Flash 6000. Also new on the list are CHARMAINE VANDERBEEK, PR Manager at Reader's Digest; TONY SANCHEZ, MELISSA DARK, ANN STYLES at U Magazine; BRAD HODSON; and RICHARD BAKER at The Age.

Media Money

* 'JAMES' is the contact listed in an Australian Financial Review ad calling for expressions of interest in a 'joint venture or possible outright purchase of well established nationally distributed prestige lifestyle magazine'. Dial (02) 9954 9388 is discover the identity of James.

Credit Where It's Due

* MEDIA FLASH receives services from suppliers in exchange for media coverage in products presented by Ash Long Media, such as The Sydney Report and The Brisbane Report TV programs. These services over the past week include an Avis Rent-A-Car organised by NSW State Manager JOE LAURENDI; QANTAS flights to Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane; plus accommodation at Oxford Koala Hotel and Apartments, arranged with BELINDA FERNANDEZ; hospitality at TONY MacKENZIE'S Mid City Motor Inn at Singleton (NSW); a stay at Australia's first drive-in motel (1955), the Mid City Motor Lodge at Orange (NSW), organised by SUE MacMICKING and JOHN SONDAY; and overnight accommodation at MARILYN WILLIAMS' Oyster Shore Motel, Yamba (NSW).

* The New South Wales Police Service issued Traffic Infringement Notice R1682340, alleging that Media Flash 'exceeded speed ... over 15kph' at 8.55am, Friday, at Pacific Hwy, Pimlico. No news yet on any contra arrangement for the $181 fine. But ... watch this space.

Bottom Line

* 20 PER CENT circulation increase for HQ is being celebrated by Ltd. Marketing Manager ALLYSON MOORE e-mails Media Flash that HQ sales are now 24,300 copies.

* 40 FULL-TIME STAFF and 20 part-timers at Canberra Press in Sydney have lost their jobs. The PMP-owned company will relocate to Pac-Rim at Moorebank (NSW).

* 40 PAGES - short-tabloid - was the size of a 'Retirement Living' ad supplement put together by Australian Senior manager WAYNE GEALE'S team.

* $18,750 was the weekly salary of TV star GRAHAM KENNEDY in 1989, according to a ROBERT FIDGEON report in the Herald Sun.

* $A34,000 A TONNE is the landed price of newsprint in Fiji, according to The Australian.

* 50,000 circulation has been exceeded for some weekend editions of The Fiji Times during the crisis, according to BRIAN WOODLEY in The Australian. SAMISONI KAKAIVALU is Editor of the paper with an audit figure of just over 30,000. However, ad bookings are well down, so are total pages.

* $40 MILLION will be invested by John Fairfax Holdings and the Macquarie Bank for the new online trading and investment site, announced this week by f2 CEO NIGEL DEWS.

Last Word

* STEVE HARRIS, Age Publisher/E-I-C, is only Australian speaker at this week's 53rd World Newspaper Congress in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. It is the major conference organised by the World Association of Newspapers. Theme of the conference is 'Re-Inventing The Newspaper Company: Strategies And Achievements'. Harris will talk of print being a 'sunrise' industry, growing content and quality/managing print/online dynamic; multi-dimensional publishing; meeting new demands of readers and advertisers. GAVIN O'REILLY, MD of Independent Newspapers (Ireland) will encourage participants to look at a 'hype-less future'.


* RICHARD DUGGAN, MAX ESTENS and BARRY MULLER (Editor, Ad Manager and Production Manager respectively) of The Coonabarabran Times - 'Where The Warrumbungle Mountains Reach The Stars' - seem to have it right as far the ACCC's GST price watch goes. Last week's edition listed ad rates 'applicable from September 1, 1993.'

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ABC Broadcaster

* DEBBIE BEEL, ABC Human Resources, Brisbane, advises this vacancy.

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Senior Appointments

* CHRIS PUPLICK is fielding enquiries for a Media Officer for the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

* CLIFF STONEMAN at Dunhill Sales & Marketing, Melbourne, lists a vacancy for a National Sales Manager, Melbourne or Sydney based, for 'new and classical media'. He suggests experience gained through a local newspaper network may be useful.

* NICK HINDHAUGH and GREG SINCLAIR at Michael Page International are on the 'lookout' for a Media Sales Manager for the Village Ten Online joint venture.

* MARK MALEY at Investor Web seeks Finance Journalists, a Property Writer/Editor, and a Trainee Finance Journalist for its web-based service.


* BRETT VARCOE, General Manager of The Armidale Independent (NSW), asks potential ad reps this week: 'Can you sell ice to an eskimo?' He also wants a full-time, part-time or casual Mac operator - proficient in Quark Xpress and Photoshop for the 40-page weekly edited by BRAD EVANS.

* MS MINORI KOBAYASHI at Bloomberg is recruiting for the Asia-Pacific TV programming expansion. She wants Tokyo-based Anchors, Business Reporters and Producers.

More Jobs

* REBECCA POULTON of f2, the Fairfax Interactive Network, seeks an Internet Software Developer 'to develop, enhance and maintain the Membership, E-Mail, Data Warehousing and User Customisation systems'.

* SHARON DAVIS requires a Site Manager - Sydney for to work on a six-month contract.

* SARAJANE WHEATON advises of a position for Facilities Co-Ordinator with E-nergy, part of f2.

* SOAP NEWS - a TV entertainment magazine - is searching for a Senior Sub-Editor, with Quark Express abilities, to work from St Leonards (NSW).

* FIVE YEARS experience is minimum for the Public Affairs Manager - WA position being offered by the Australian Hotels Association - WA Branch.

Even More Jobs

* WARREN GOATER, Senior Artist at The Shepparton News, has a full-time position for a Graphic Artist for the group's Advertising Department. Applications close June 23.

* MILTON HAYES, Editor of The Murrumbidgee Irrigator bi-weekly newspaper (NSW), is advertising for a 'Newshound' prepared 'to attend an interview in Leeton at short notice'.

* DAVANH INTHACHANH is looking for a Contributor Administrator for The Sydney Morning Herald. It's a popular position involving 'accurate and timely processing of contributor payments'.

And Just Finally ...

* GARY FENTON, Chief of the Olympic Broadcasting Centre, is showing off the complex which will house 15,000 media workers. The centre has its own shopping centre.

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