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Media Flash - Australian Media News And Jobs 30/10

Media Flash

and Australian Media Job Directory

Monday, October 30, 2000

With Flash Updates at http://www.mediaflash.com.au

All Back Copies of Media Flash are archived - free use.

E-Mail: mediaflash@yahoo.com J Phone/Fax: 1-800 231 311

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Flash Points

a.. WHAT NOW FOR KERRY O'BRIEN? After The Budget Is Spent

b.. BEWARE: REPORTER-AT-LARGE: Behind The SMH Shake-Out

c.. PACHOLLI IS BACK IN TOWN: What Will The Minister Do About It?

d.. COMPANY REPUTATIONS: Age and SMH Apply The Acid Test

e.. XS-MEDIA GOES LIVE: New Community Site For Media Buyers, Sellers

f.. WIN TELEVISION: TV-Internet Merges In Experiment At Orange

g.. WALKLEY AWARDS: All The 2000 Nominations

Regular Features

a.. ASIA-PACIFIC: Aussie News Website Go Missing In China

b.. YOUR ABC: Jonathan Shier Looks At Commercial TV

c.. AIR WAVES: Bronze, Silver and Gold Of Radio's Most Boring

d.. GLASS HOUSE: Watch Out Dick Smith!

e.. STIX AND STONES: Happy Birthday Steve. See You In A Month

f.. MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Rob Bradley's New National Sales Manager Gig

g.. LONG SHOTS: Shouldn't The Press Council Be Accountable To Someone?

h.. GOING RATES: Federal Minister David Kemp Wants An Adviser. How Much?

i.. A LONG STORY: Australia's Most Honorable Media Family

j.. AUSTRALIAN MEDIA JOB DIRECTORY: Your Next Job May Be Here

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a.. BYRON SHIRE ECHO: 'Australia's Most Sophisticated Market'

b.. FAIRFAX COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS (VIC.): 20 Vibrant Melb. Newspapers

c.. FAST BOOKS: Getting Started

d.. FORMAT: Monthly Newsletter For Publishers of Formatted Publications

e.. JOB DIRECTORY: Dozens Of Australian Media Jobs

f.. NEWS LIMITED SUBURBANS: More Than 90 Titles Around Australia

g.. PRESSPASS: Now There's A Way To Get The Information You Want

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This Week's Question

Is this man the head of Australia's

most honourable media family?

Media Flash's Publisher Ash Long

argues that he is ... in A Long Story.

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BREAKING NEWS

What Now For O'Brien, Shier?

* KERRY O'BRIEN, host of the ABC's 7.30 Report, is one of a high-profile group set to defend the traditions of the ABC, as its new budget and restructure take shape. Other 'defenders' include QUENTIN DEMPSTER, MARK COLVIN and GREG WILESMITH. AMANDA MEADE of The Weekend Australian reports that ABC MD JONATHAN SHIER is being savagely criticised for 'failure ... to directly to answer questions or take responsibility for his decisions', with no confidence motions in Brisbane and Melbourne. Could it be a race between O'Brien and Shier to see who implodes first?

* PETER LAWRENCE, Melbourne media commentator, told radio audiences on Friday that O'Brien appears tired on air. This followed O'Brien's marathon interview with ABC Board Chairman DONALD McDONALD; a chat that exhausted more than 15 minutes of national air-time, over the 3 per cent news budget cut. Talkback callers queried O'Brien's balance in the program and the story. They compared the on-screen 'fitness' of the Nine Network's MIKE MUNRO ('who looks like he's just come out of the gym') with O'BRIEN, perhaps a little obsessed with the ABC issue, at the expense of other news stories. After O'Brien's high-spirited performance at this year's Logies, and now this ongoing ABC story imbalance, is the ABC presenter losing valuable street credibility? Might it be that O'Brien saves his program, but blows himself out of the water in the process?

* Simultaneously, JOHN LYONS' Sunday report (yesterday, Nine Network) and LAURIE OAKES' subsequent interview with JONATHAN SHIER showed the ABC MD's budgetary restructure to be high on the 'sell', but seriously lacking in staff backing. Most flak is coming from the News and Current Affairs Division where the full-year budget allocation is $112.07 million. According to an ABC internal press release, 'actual expenditure in 1999-2000, adjusted from comparative purposes, was $115.734 million'. News bosses will have to spend 3.2 per cent less, after recent blow-outs.

Beware: 'Reporter-at-Large'

* ROBERT WHITEHEAD'S appojntment as Sydney Morning Herald Editor sees incumbent PAUL McGEOUGH now as New York 'Reporter-at-Large'. It also sees a staff letter-of-protest in circulation, questioning 'the company's fundamental commitment to quality'. Editor-in-Chief GREG HYWOOD described McGeough as 'an excellent editor', leaving the paper 'in significantly better shape than when he took over'. MARK SCOTT, Saturday SMH Editor, becomes the Group's Director of Organisation and Development. FRED HILMER told staff: 'These appointments are part of a series of changes designed to strengthen our organisation and our people.'

Jack's Back

* MARSHA THOMSON, Victorian Fair Trading Minister, this time last year refused Fair Trading Act exemptions for some established newspaper publishers, thereby requiring signed orders for every single advertisement prior to publication. Errant publishers face a $24,000 fine for each ad without the client's autograph. Interesting therefore to see convicted fraudster JACK PACHOLLI - recently given a suspended jail sentence on dishonesty charges - back in print in The Toorak Times, in two editions: Kew, Hawthorn and Camberwell; St Kilda, Middle Park, Albert Park, Port Melbourne. Hope the publisher has signed orders for every one of the 316 ads in his October 24-page Kew edition.

* No printer or publisher appears to be listed in the Toorak Times. The only address is 'PO Box 2224, West St Kilda'.

XS-Media Goes Live

* JASMINE BESCHOMER of Royce Communications Ltd, Melbourne, advises that XS-Media, has launched an online community site for media buying at www.xs-media.com.au CAMERON KNIGHT, Managing Director, says the XS-Media site will include information and tools for media buyers and sellers, which will improve the efficiencies of existing practices: 'XS-Media is a purpose-built on-desk partner for Australian media buyers and sellers. It will also serve as a community portal providing news and top-line research from Australia's leading research companies as well as functioning as an innovative transaction model.'

* CAMERON KNIGHT continues: 'For media planners and buyers the concept of an independent B2B on-line 'media marketplace' is a positive. Similarly for sellers, XS-Media gives them the opportunity to access the complete media buying marketplace as well as freeing up their time to further build their brand and enhance their client relationships. For both, the prospect of minimising the paper trail is appealing.'

Packer's Big News Week

* KERRY PACKER, Consolidated Press chief, is in the news on a number of fronts. ROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN reports in The Weekend Australian that Telstra Chairman BOB MANSFIELD (a Packer ally) is undertaking some of the functions of CEO ZIGGY SWITKOWSKI. And, he says, the plan for Telstra to purchase the Nine Network is still on the Packer family's agenda. 'Canberra is apprehensive that the Packers will not only end up with their digital television power but Foxtel as well,' says Gotty.

* KERRY PACKER is negotiating to purchase half of Stadium Australia's managing company, also according to The Weekend Australian. This would give influence to his company at Homebush, Brisbane, Cairns, Newcastle and Perth.

* 'KERRY PACKER'S Plan For Your Health'. The wording for a Today Tonight (Seven Network) promotion for tonight's segment about million dollar purchases of local medical practices.

* And JIM PACKER is listed as a letter writer in the November Quadrant. No, not the one from Bondi ... but from Macquarie Fields (NSW), talking about The Brothers Karamazov.

Scotland The Brave

* BRUCE CAMPBELL, Editor of The Highland Gathering newspaper, has had a complaint by ANDREW McKINNON upheld by the Australian Press Council. The newspaper reported how Scottish-born accordionist JOHN MacKENZIE had registered the name, Scotland The Brave, prior to the same being registered by McKinnon. Mr Campbell sought comment from McKinnon by E-Mail. In his complaint, McKinnon said he had inadequate knowledge of the nature of McDonald's remarks for him to make a proper rebuttal. The Press Council says the article was unfair because McKinnon was not advised or given a chance to respond to the personal attack made on him.

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Company Reputations: Acid Test

* RUSSELL SKELTON, Deputy Editor (Business) at The Age, with LAUREL GROSSMAN, Director of Reputation Measurement, are chief amongst those responsible for a special 20-page report appearing today, and also in the sister Sydney Morning Herald. The papers reveal which Australian company enjoys the best reputation, as judged by expert and various stakeholder groups. The study includes best and worst performing banks; Australia's leading property developers; and Australia's best airline.

WIN Television Merges TV, Internet

* BRUCE GORDON, Owner of WIN Television, is announcing an Australian-first by launching a TV-friendly information channel (ichannel) utilising existing assets from its web portal winNET. WIN's ichannel has been purpose-built for participants in ICE Interactive's interactive TV pilot in Orange (NSW). Pilot participants can quickly access local orange new, daily weather, local sports news whilst simultaneously watching free-to-air television. The service provides links to the Orange City Council site and allows viewers to pay their Council rates with a few clicks of the TV remote control (money not included).

* BRUCE GORDON says: 'Being able to check flight timetables and pay bills via the TV is a breakthrough for those pilot participants who were previously deterred from accessing the Internet and electronic commerce because they feared the complexity of using a PC.'

Geelong TV Station Not Viable: Bell

(Even If Ballarat Supports Three)

* TONY BELL, CEO of Southern Cross Broadcasting, has told JANE SCHULZE (The Age) that a Geelong (Vic.) based television station would not be viable. Bell's company controls the Ten Victoria network which has stations in the smaller regional areas of nearby Ballarat, as well as Bendigo, Latrobe Valley, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga. Mr Bell says metropolitan stations would not provide their programming to a competing service, and it was unlikely that a Geelong-based news bulletin for the local 250,000 population. The Australian Broadcasting Authority is said to be likely to this week invite expressions of interest to set up a local service, similar to the Newcastle and Wollongong stations.

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Asia-Pacific Wire

* JOHN SCHAUBLE tells his Sydney Morning Herald and Age readers that the newspapers' websites have fallen victim to China's attempts to control domestic access to foreign Internet websites.

Overseas Desk

* JOHN O'REILLY, President of TV Guide (America), confirms that the 10.8 million-circulation weekly has resigned its $500,000 annual membership of the Magazine Publishers of America. The magazine's holding company, Gemstar-TV Guide International, is evolving as a multi-industry, multi-platform company. O'Reilly says the company has reviewed many of its association memberships as part of budgeting considerations. LISA GRANATSTEIN of Mediaweek (US) says the TV Guide brand is placing more emphasis on the electronic delivery of content.

Sydney Siders

* ANGELO VELARDO, Photographer at the Liverpool City Champion, has returned as a karate medal winner from the Millennium World Cup.

* ITA BUTTROSE featured in CLARK FORBES' 'Inside Story' feature in Melbourne's Herald Sun on Saturday. It featured La Lisp at her 'eastern suburbs' home. Eastern Melbourne or Eastern Sydney? Her interview relates her thoughts of her Ita magazine; she avoids the cliché 'it was ahead of its time'. Instead: 'Now probably something like that would go really well and wouldn't be so hard.'

* DAVID LECKIE'S TCN-9 has Manly and the North Shore as targets in its local paper ads for Changing Rooms. 'Do you have a room in your house which needs a makeover? Do you have the enthusiasm, stamina, and sense of humor to be part of a top-rating television program? Changing Rooms is looking for participants for its next series. We'll provide the budget, professional designers, and a handyman. All you need to do is find a friend or relative to change rooms with.'

* CLEMENT SEMMLER, TV critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and Bulletin, before his recent death, penned a critique on GERALD STONE'S Compulsive Viewing: The Inside Story of Packer's Nine Network. It is published in next month's Quadrant, who we note now has an Editorial Advisory Board comprising BILL HAYDEN, DAVID ARMSTRONG, PETER COLEMAN, MIRANDA DEVINE, CHRISTOPHER PEARSON and IMRE SALUSINSKY. Others in the credits are Editor P.P. McGUINNESS, Literary Editor LES MURRAY, Deputy Editor GEORGE THOMAS, Office Manager JEAN KING, and Production Man NORMAN ROBINSON.

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Melbourne Memo

* JOHN SORELL, Director of News, GTV-9, celebrated 25 years in the job this past week. He gave a rare interview to NEIL MITCHELL on 3AW. The Walkley Award-winner had resigned as Editor of MAXWELL NEWTON'S Sunday Observer in 1975 to take the job at Bendigo Street.

* JULIE NARDUZZO at The Herald & Weekly Times is advertising for a Regional Reporter to join The Weekly Times. The position is based at Horsham.

* ANDY MURDOCH, Editor of Melbourne Star Observer, had his paper cover the presentation of a $5000 cheque to Bent TV, by patrons of gay hotel DT's. The group's programs, on Channel 31, include Squeal, Bla Bla Bla, Bitchin' Kitchen and Frames.

* BRUCE ELLEN'S Latribe Valley Express publish a 'Morwell, Heart of Latrobe' feature today (Monday). The promotional flyer quotes local Chamber of Commerce President GRAEME J. SENNETT: 'Enough is enough. For too long, Morwell has been talked down by those around us.'

* SPORTS NEWS WEEKLY, a new Victorian paper distributed through pubs and clubs, is being promoted on 3AW.

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West Wire

* PROFESSOR HATTON has caused a stir in the South-West Times, Bunbury (WA), after appearing in a front-page photo, prior to a body-building contest. The controversy is because the Prof. is an attractive 53-year-old silver-bikini-clad academic. The photo also appeared on Friday's front-page of The West Australian.

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Press Gang

* BARRIE PARSONS' B&T Weekly has upped the ante in the media trade press arena by introducing a free daily e-mail newsletter. www.bandt.com.au

* ZOE STIRLING, Editor of The Southern Peninsula Local, has seen her paper had a complaint upheld by the Australian Press Council. TERRY GODDARD, Deputy Controller of the Sorrento Unit of the Victorian State Emergency Service, as a private citizen, complained after The Local reported that a 'new bid' had been made to discredit the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad. 'It appears to be common currency in the district that there are long-standing disputes between the two emergency services.' Mr Goddard complained that the newspaper's assertions relating to the SES were without foundation and harmful. The newspaper offered Mr Goddard an opportunity to reply by away of letter to the editor. He elected not to take that course considering that it did not offer adequate redress. 'The lack of balance in the article is in clear breach of the Council's principle that 'where individuals or groups

PR Department

* ANNIE COULTHARD, Publicist at Random House, tells us about some coming PR functions for FRANK MOORHOUSE, for the publication of Dark Palace, by Knopf. Thursday, November 9. 12.15pm. Sydney Morning Herald Literary Lunch, Wentworth Hotel, Sydney. Ticketing JUDY BENSON 9449 4366. Monday, November 13. 12.30pm. ANU Literary Lunch, The Hall, University House, Canberra (Ticketing 6249 5491). Tuesday, November 14. 12.15pm. The Age/Dymocks Literary Lunch Hotel, Sofitel Ballroom Melbourne, 25 Collins St. Ticketing: Kate Ganly, (03) 9650 5282 Thursday, November 16. 6.30pm. Literary Dinner, The Sheraton, 207 Adelaide Tce, Perth. Ticketing: 08 9328 8110. Monday, November 20. 6.30pm - for 7pm. Reading event at Gleebooks, Glebe Point Rd, Sydney. Ticketing: 02 9660 5144. Tuesday November 21. 6.30pm. Literary Dinner, The Hilton, Ballroom, 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane. Ticketing 07 3231 3231. Thursda

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Air Waves

* BRADY HALLS and MD PAUL HODGES were having a lengthy on-air chat with Halls' wife when we gave a test tune to www.talkaustralia.com.au this past week. The net station has IAN LESLIE, LOCHIE DADDO and LARRY EDMUR, but from what we heard it won't have many listeners. An on-air shocker - this week's bronze borer.

* However, LEIGH DREW, 3AK mid-yawner, takes the gold for his boring camp radio act with guest BLAIR EDGAR - both pretending to be women. Back to automation?

TV Guide

* HELEN CROWN, MORGAN O'NEIL , NICOLA GREAVES and ANH DO are the on-screen team for Rush TV, debuting at 12 Midnight, later today (Monday) on Channel 7. Publicist SAM HATELY says the program is 'a TV response to the web revolution'. An early program feature will be on Australia's community television. The production team includes producer BRENDAN FLETCHER, head of TV DAVE WEBSTER, backed by researchers ALLY JACKSON and VICTORIA LEA. The program was founded by 'Australian media and marketing specialist HAYDON BRAY'.

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Your ABC

* JONATHAN SHIER, ABC MD, copped a vote of no confidence from Melbourne and Brisbane staff on Friday. He is accused of failing 'to fully explain the real budgetary situation and its implications for news and current affairs'. A vote of confidence was put in News and Current Affairs Director MAX UECHRITZ and Deputy JOHN CAMERON. PETER WILMOTH of The Age reports that staff believe that the ABC is being 'deeply harmed' by current management policies.

* Meanwhile, JONATHAN SHIER is attacking commercial television, which he says needs to do more than show how to redesign bathrooms and back yards.

* ROWAN FORSTER, ABC Melbourne radio fixture of 22 years, is featured in a GEORGINA JERUMS profile in this week's Melbourne Weekly Magazine. JENNIFER BYRNE was similarly featured the previous week.

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Big Names Dept.

* MARINA GO is named as Editor-in-Chief at Pacific Publications, taking in titles including TV Week, New Idea, That's Life and For Me.

* MICHAEL GORDON, National Editor at The Age, has won two major awards at the United Nations Association of Australia's Media Peace awards, following his reconciliation series earlier this year. The judges described the articles as 'the closest thing to a masterpiece of the kind of work the UN media peace awards sought to recognise'. Other Age recipients included CLAIRE MILLER and PAMELA BONE.

* 'BIG KEV', the household cleaning goods spruiker who made his name on BERT NEWTON'S Good Morning Australia (Ten Network), is now selling his goods through supermarkets. We know because we saw the ad on the Seven Network. By the way, 'Big Kev' used to tell us that if his GMA segments appeared near the 9am start of the program, his telephone lines would be swamped. The closer to 11am, the fewer number of 1-800 calls.

Smaller Names Dept.

* TIM LANE, ABC sports broadcaster, was MC at last Wednesday's dinner in Victoria, to honor newsagents. The Age event included Guest Speaker, Fairfax CEO FRED HILMER.

* PETER CURTIN and ADRIAN HUNTER are now handling the ads for Victorian Bowls.

* ROBERT TADDEO has left the Public Sector Management Division and is no longer working on the Inter Sector Magazine.

* RICK MILNE of People's Paraphernalia is back in Melbourne to promote one of his collectables sales. He is now based in Brisbane where he built a following in the past with 4BC's WAYNE ROBERTS. On TV, he appeared for seven years with BERT NEWTON on Good Morning Australia. On Melbourne radio, he is currently appearing with both BRUCE MANSFIELD of 3AK, and KEITH McGOWAN of 3AW ... until a Program Director at one of them asks for exclusivity.

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Movers And Shakers

* ROBERT BRADLEY is National Sales Manager at Elite Publishing Company (Vic.)., publisher of a number of trade journals. He was formerly a Senior Executive at Leader Newspapers, and has recently marketed the advertising space for sports magazines.

* LINDA PRICE has been appointed Technology Director at The Age, reporting directly to Publisher STEVE HARRIS. The newspaper's Information Technology function headed by IAN CRAMPTON reports to MS PRICE.

* KYLIE TOMS advises that GARBRIEL STUBBS has joined Courier Newspapers (NSW) as Marketing Manager.

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The Local Report

* NEIL COLLYER, Victorian State Manager of Fairfax Community Newspapers (Vic.), is rumored to have referred Independent News MD FELIX GANDER'S front-page disparaging personal comments, to Fairfax lawyers. The pair are publicly squabbling over FCN's Flier circulation figures, as compared to Gander's Independent Group.

* GENE SWINSTEAD'S Cumberland Newspapers (NSW) can take a bow for the biggest local supplement we've seen for a while: an 80-page color tabloid for WALTER MacGREGOR'S celebration 40 years of his family's Hardware & General businesses in Brookvale, Peakhurst and Marayong.

* MICHAEL RAY, proprietor of Mansfield's High Country Times (Vic.), hits a record this Wednesday with a record 44-page issue of his free weekly. It includes seven pages of real estate, and a High Country Festival feature. Meanwhile, opposition Editor PHIL NOLAN scooped the pool at the Victorian Country Press Association awards. We've written to VCPA CEO JANICE RAY earlier this year for VCPA results ... no reply to date.

* WILLIAM VERITY, Editor of the Fairfield City Champion (NSW), uses 220-point headlines to point out a 'Split!' between local One Nation man ROD SMITH, and PAULINE HANSON. Can any other Aussie local beat this size headline for a regular news item? Meanwhile News Limited's Fairfield Advance is publishing 'house ads' promoting its 56,000 local circulation - 'first with the local news every Tuesday'.

* ALBERT MARTINEZ, Editor of Hills News (NSW), wins points for a his local front-page headline, about increased school funding: 'Hills Hoist'.

Glass House

* DICK SMITH, Australian adventurer, seems to have become a writer for JACK PACHOLLI'S Toorak Times: 'I was very pleased when the Toorak Times rang and asked if I would like to contribute an article,' this week's article says. 'I love Toorak and often walk through the Toorak area when I'm in Melbourne.' Writing for the likes of Pacholli ... now we know why Smith's matches have the brand name of 'Dickheads'.

* MICHAEL RAFFERTY'S AARDS (Australian Advertising Rate and Data Service) web site has its Bulletin page for subscribers to keep abreast of media news. Our check on Monday lists: '23/9/2000 to 23/10/2000. No bulletin items to list.' We'll stick with Media Flash thanks.

Editor's E-Mail

* PETER YAMANI, peteryamani@hotmail.com, writes - literals, fraud and all: 'My name is Mr Peter Yamani. I am the Personal Assistant to our former Head of State. During his regime I was his confidant and was able to know the wereabout of most of his looted sums and money. I am being investigated by our new government and as such I will require your assistance to help facilitate the safe keeping of a large amount of money in my care. The amount in question is USD$18,500,000.00 (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). I will give you the full details when I hear from you. Please for security reasons keep this matter with utmost confidentiality for our mutual benefit. I await your urgent response.'

Stix And Stones

* STEVE STICKNEY, Editor at The Manly Daily, is about to celebrate his 50th birthday, with a month's leave away from the Daily grind. Happy Birthday Stix.

Long Shots

By Ash Long, Publisher, Media Flash

* MICHAEL CANNON'S 1993 book - Hold Page One: Memoirs of MONTY GROVER, Editor - was in our birthday box this month. Grover was foundation Editor of popular pictorial newspapers in both Sydney and Melbourne. His writings appeared in The Bulletin's monthly Lone Hand, The Age, The Argus, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Sydney Sun, and Melbourne's Sun News-Pictorial. If you can find a copy, well worth the read.

* RAMONA KOVAL risks being regarded as taking herself more seriously than she should. Sure, she is passionate about the ABC, but look her final par in The Weekend Australian: 'The question is not: Why is Ramona being courageous? but: How can someone stand by and watch this great public institution be torn apart without a fight?'

* 'BY INVITATION ONLY' at the launch, 7.30pm tomorrow (Tues.), of The Age Good Bars Guide at 'Khokalat', Basement, 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne. STEVE BERRY, Magazines and Books Manager, The Age, has been in charge of this second production.

* GEORGE 'DUBBYA' BUSH'S website is worth a visit ... it refines visitors to state-by-state local pages, and includes TV footage. www.georgewbush.com

* JACK HERMAN, Executive Secretary of the Australian Press Council, fired an E-salvo off to us that the announcement of its new Chairman-Designate KEN McKINNON'S appointment was published at the APC'S website, hidden in 'GPR 242' whatever that is. Herman's communication would have been more timely had it been sent to us before we went to press! Meanwhile, we'd like to see the Council submit itself to some form of authority to sometimes judge its own conduct and adjudications. It seems to answer to no-one.

* KEN McKINNON told DOUG AITON, 3AK, this week that he wants to see a departure from the Press Council adjudications, as they are presently written by the Secretariat. He believes they should be written a journalist in a more newsworthy style.

Going Rates

* DR DAVID KEMP is Federal Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs. He seeks to appoint a Ministerial Adviser, based in either Melbourne or Canberra. Going rate is $54,838 - $73,752, plus $12,180 allowance. jim.barron@detya.gov.au

* $38,207 - $40,206 is offered for an Electorate Media/Research Officer position with a Labor Federal Member in Brisbane. GPO Box 128, Brisbane, 4001.

* $39,145 - $45,920 is going rate for a Journalist - Public Affairs Officer Grade 1 position offered by DALE STARR, Manager, Public Affairs, Environment Australia.

Media Money

* RENE RIVKIN'S rules are summarised in a new edition by NIGEL LITTLEWOOD. SYRIE WONGKAEW, at Information Australia, says the reprint of the 1999 book has an extra 45 pages of further detailed explanations of some of his favorite investment strategies. Littlewood says: 'At $20, how can you not afford a copy of Mr Rivkin's investment rules? He's the best, I've modelled my trading system on his rules and it works ... I am proof.'

* NICK RENTON is publishing an updated edition of The Australian Dividend Handbook through MICHAEL WILKINSON'S information Australia, with a RRP of $43.95. More than 350 major public companies and smaller listing shows full details of each company including dividends, share bonus plans, reinvestment plans and share top-up plans.

Bottom Line

* 29,673 is the Victorian circulation of The Australian, according to internal staff documents at The Age. The Spencer Street broadsheet lost 4.9 per cent Saturday sales in the latest audit, and The Sunday Age was down 1.72 per cent.

* $140 MILLION: the price paid by Austar United's JOHN PORTER to gain the metropolitan spectrum of MIKE BOULOU'S Television and Radio Broadcasting, to gain a bargain basement entry into a market dominated to date by Foxtel and Cable and Wireless Optus.

* $US6 BILLION: backing secured by STEVE COSSER to take on Telstra's copper telco network in Australia with a wirelss application. 'This is the fattest pipe of wireless local loop offered anywhere in the world,' he told FINOLA BURKE of The Australian.

The Last Word

* PETER McGAURAN, Federal Minister for the Arts, is one of the guests debating 'Can The Arts Reach Beyond The Converted?', an Age public forum being held tonight (Mon. Oct. 30) at the Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne. More than 400 people are expected to attend. Other speakers include JONATHAN MILLS, Artistic Director, Melbourne Festival; ADRIAN COLLETTE, CEO, Opera Australia; CHRIS McAULIFFE, Director, Ian Potter Museum; DEB VERHOEVEN, Director, Australian Film Institute; BARRIE KOSKY, Theatre and Opera Director.

P.S.

* LORETTA TOLNAI says school newspapers now have their own version of the Walkley Awards, according to the Fairfield City Champion (NSW). Entries will be accepted until November 8 for the School Newspaper Awards 2000 in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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A Long Story - Part 10

* ASH LONG reflects on the various people who have influenced his media career.

* THE MOTT FAMILY easily finish as the most honorable media family with whom I have dealt. Chief amongst their rank was Leader Newspapers Chairman ROBERT ('R.R.') MOTT and his nephew, Deputy Chairman and Publisher JOHN ('J.H.') MOTT. The family, under patriarch DECIMUS ('D.H.') MOTT, had arrived in Melbourne from Albury in 1924 to take over the Northcote Leader paid weekly newspaper. Already, the family had already notched a proud 70-year history in Australian newspapers.

* Londoner GEORGE MOTT had arrived in Australia in the 1850's, and after journalistic work with The Argus, expanded to country Victoria, including interests at Albury-Wodonga, where a branch of the family still conducts The Border Mail today.

* R. LEMON and the REV. A.H. HENRY RICHARDSON established The Northcote Leader and District Record on January 21, 1888: 'We ask the forbearance of our readers for the very small amount of local news,' they remarked. 'This is owing to our arrangements being yet incomplete. We hope in our next and subsequent issues to present our readers with a full budget of local intelligence'. Within two years, R.J. and J.S. WHALLEY have taken over the penny-broadsheet boasting the 'Largest Circulation and Best Advertising in the Northern Suburbs'. As the 36-page May 1933 Jubilee Special Issue stated: 'Their beginnings were small, the paper having no great circulation and little advertising support. With all the energy and ability they could command, the new proprietary set themselves out to improve and popularise the paper, and it was not long before they had the pleasure of seeing their efforts b

* DECIMUS MOTT had split with Albury members of his family in 1924, to purchase The Leader. From humble beginnings, the family were to develop Australia's largest privately-owned local newspaper company. In 1928, they acquired The Advertiser in the outer suburban Diamond Valley. Throughout the 30's, they purchased the competing Preston Progress, expanded to Whittlesea, and spread with takeovers of existing mastheads in Brunswick and Coburg. In 1936, the company absorbed the local free Budget newspaper produced by local traders, converting their 2d weekly to a free home delivery publication.

* JOHN MOTT provided a steady hand at the Leader tiller, along with father GEORGE ('G.H.') MOTT - until his untimely death; Chairman BOB ('R.R.') MOTT; and Editorial Director WALTER ('W.T.') MOTT. Other family members entered the business: Commercial Printing Director WALTER ('W.H.') MOTT; Company Secretary ANTHONY MOTT; and Production Director ROBERT ('R.S.') MOTT.

* Yet the family was also progressive in enlisting 'outside' assistance to manage its growth, as it did in inviting employees as shareholders: DAVID TOMLIN became Operations Manager, with a high involvement in the Leader Engraving Co.; the late MARK CRAMPTON was an earlier Production Director; and KEITH OSTLER also heavily involved in the production of a chain of more than 20 weekly publications.

* LAWRIE BIRKETT was head of the printers on the giant 'Hoe' line; PERC THORLEY and DENIS BLANDFORT managed pre-production; BILL CUST was Editor-in-Chief; and ERIC GREY supervised an army of 3000 distributors.

* GRAEME TRAINOR led the Leader Advertising Sales team, backed by the colorful BRIAN GOLDSWORTHY, and involving long-time newspaper salesman such as Classifieds boss NORM BRENNAN; real estate chief KEVIN KING; commercial specialist GARY McGUIRE; retail man BRIAN WHITE; and senior ad men LEO HART, BASIL HASLAM and IAN MUSGROVE.

* THE MOTT FAMILY were different because they lived in the communities that they served. Apart from doing business, they genuinely believed in a role of civic service from themselves and their newspapers. GEORGE MOTT was a Mayor of Preston. JOHN MOTT and BOB MOTT were prominent Rotarians, as were a number of their Directors. WALTER MOTT was a prominent Lion, and WALTER MOTT JNR active in the running of the Whittlesea Agricultural Society. MARK CRAMPTON was instrumental in the building of the Preston and Northcote Community Hospital. And the list goes on. What made THE MOTT FAMILY most honorable in my view, was that genuinely believed in civic duty and an ethic of being of local service. (Perhaps the closest to that these days is the Rural Press country NSW newspapers of JOHN B. FAIRFAX, and the Bankstown-Canterbury Torch Group led by JOHN ENGISCH).

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Walkley Awards Nominations

WALKLEY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRINT AND WIRE SERVICE JOURNALISM:

NEWS REPORT Kate Hannon - Herald Sun - "Kerosene Baths" Nick Tabakoff - Business Review Weekly - "The Secret Past of Chris Tyler" Hedley Thomas, Paula Doneman, Justine Nolan, Amanda Watt, Don Petersen, Tony Koch - The Courier- Mail - "Childers Hostel Fire"

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING Adam Harvey - Weekend Extra, The Daily Telegraph - "Heartbreak Hotel" Murray Waldren - Weekend Focus, The Australian - "Family Act" Marion Wilkinson - Sydney Morning Herald, "Timor: The Quest for Justice"

MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING Richard Guilliatt - Good Weekend Magazine - "The Lost Children versus The Commonwealth" Mary-Louise O'Callaghan - The Australian Magazine - "PNG Positive: AIDS and HIV in PNG" Margaret Simons - The Eye - "Life After Deaths"

THREE HEADINGS Cate Bailey - The Australian - "Vote for an Australian Head of Cate" "Widow demands inn like Flynn's" "Lock up your garden genomes" "Don't judge spook by her cover" Fiona McGill - Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum - "This is Nowra" "That was then, this is Nowra" "Pointe and snap" "Make mine a Singapore slang" Seamus Phelan - The Australian - "Three's company" "Sheep-shape artist out standing in his field" "Crowe's feat a hit, but gladiators myth" "A day to Bloom.and let us all re-Joyce"

NIKON-WALKLEY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY NIKON-WALKLEY CERTIFICATE CATEGORIES: There are no finalists in these two categories. The judges chose a single stand-out entry in each, and these are the winners of the Nikon-Walkley Commendation Categories.

SUBURBAN/ REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jodie Richter-Nolan - Bundaberg News-Mail - "Cathy" PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY Simon Alekna - Sun Herald - "Mundine"

Winning entries of the Nikon-Walkley Commendation Categories will be considered for a Walkley Award, and have been placed into a category deemed appropriate by the judges. As such, Jodie Richter Nolan's photograph, "Cathy", will be considered for the Sports Category award and Simon Alenka's "Mundine" will a finalist for the Feature Photograph category.

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH Narelle Autio - Sydney Morning Herald - "The Seventh Wave" Dean Sewell - The Eye - "The Toughest Hood" Steven Siewert - Sydney Morning Herald - "Sulphur Miners of Indonesia"

NEWS PHOTOGRAPH David Dare Parker - The Bulletin - "East Timor- Vote for Independence" Sean Davey - Sun Herald - "Crowd Turns on PM" Robert Maccoll - Courier Mail - "Tears of Timor"

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH Trent Parke - The Australian - "Olympic Kyaking Trials" Adam Pretty - Allsport - "Swimming" Guy Wilmott - Freelance - "Goggle Eyes"

PICTURE PORTFOLIO - AUSTRALIAN PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR David Dare Parker - The Bulletin - "Indonesia" Steven Siewert- Sydney Morning Herald - "Portfolio" Grant Turner - Daily Telegraph - "Portfolio"

CARTOON Sean Leahy - Courier Mail/ Sunday Times - "Mandatory Sentencing" Neil Matterson - Sunday Mail - "Premium Seats" Alan Moir - Sydney Morning Herald - "Reconciliation" Cathy Wilcox - Sydney Morning Herald - "Mother England"

ARTWORK Tom Jellet - The Australian Magazine - "Beneath the Bottom Line" Sturt Krygsman - The Weekend Australian - "Casting John Howard" Bill Leak - The Australian - "The Raft of Della Bosca"

INFORMATION GRAPHIC OR PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Gary Bryar - Herald Sun - "Colonial Stadium Ultimate Guide" Tanya Lake - Australian Financial Review - "Baby Business" Paul Leigh, Will Pearce, Gary Smart - Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier-Mail - "Olympic Sports Collection Series"

WALKLEY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RADIO JOURNALISM CURRENT AFFAIRS REPORTING Jon Faine - 774 3L0, ABC Melbourne - "Not Jeff;s Cup of Tea" Di Martin - Asia-Pacific Program, Radio National, Radio Australia, ABC Radio - "The Leaving and Return" Tim Lester - AM, PM, ABC Radio - "Dili Under Seige"

NEWS REPORTING Anne Barker - ABC Radio News - "Fiji Coup" Vita Kristovskis and Mark Henderson - SBS Radio News - "War Crimes: Suspect Speaks" Joshua Murray - Radio 2UE - "Troops in Timor: The INTERFET Deployment"

FEATURE, DOCUMENTARY OR BROADCAST SPECIAL Gregg Borschmann - Background Briefing, ABC Radio National - "Maralinga - the Fallout Continues" Matthew Leonard - Radio Eye, Radio National - "Pretending" Siobhan McHugh - ABC Radio National - "Beagle Bay - Irish Nuns and Stolen Children"

WALKLEY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION JOURNALISM NEWS REPORTING Simon Bouda - National Nine News, Nine Network - "Flashpoint in Fiji" Geof Parry & Chris Reason - Channel Seven News, Network Seven - "September 1999" Hugh Riminton - National Nine News, Nine Network - "The Speight Coup"

CURRENT AFFAIRS REPORTING (LESS THAN 10 MINUTES) Simon Dowding - Today Tonight, Network Seven - "Graylands Suicides" Murray McLauglin - ABC TV - "Northern Territory Chief Magistrate" Ginny Stein - 7.30 Report, ABC TV - "Timor Rebirth"

CURRENT AFFAIRS, FEATURE, DOCUMENTARY OR SPECIAL (MORE THAN 10 MINUTES) Matthew Carney - Dateline, SBS TV - "Sierra-Leone - The Cost of Peace" Peter Charley & Jung-Eun Kim - Dateline, SBS TV - "On Life's Border: The Struggle of North Korea's Refugees" Quentin McDermott & Janine Cohen - Four Corners, ABC TV - "Hitting Material" Highly Commended Stephen McDonell & Janine Cohen - Four Corners, ABC TV - "Secret White Men's Business" Belinda Hawkins - Insight, SBS TV - "Not in my Backyard"

NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS CAMERA WORK Terry Carlyon - SBS Television - "A Death in the Family" Michael Morris - Nine Network - "Lake Eyre/ The Greatest Show on Earth" Andrew Taylor - Four Corners, ABC TV - "The Clone Age" Highly Commended: Matthew Carney - Foreign Correspondent, ABC TV - "Whale Hunters of Lamalera"

WALKLEY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ALL MEDIA: COVERAGE OF SUBURBAN OR REGIONAL AFFAIRS Anne Bransdon - Illawarra Mercury - "What price is our little girl's life?" Shaun Phillips - Geelong Advertiser - "De Stefano - Fall of an Icon" The Bundaberg News-Mail Team - The Bundaberg News-Mail - " The Childers Fire Tragedy" Highly Commended Nance Haxton - ABC Television - "Gamma Ranges Magnesium Mine"

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING Matthew Carney - Dateline, SBS TV - "Sierra Leone - The Cost Of Peace." Jung-Eun Kim and Peter Charley - Dateline, SBS TV -"On Life's Border - The Struggle of North Korea's Refugees" Tim Lester - 7.30 Report, ABC TV - "Timor's Turmoil".

BUSINESS REPORTING Sean Aylmer - Australian Financial Review - "AMP's Boardroom Spill" Nick Tabakoff - Business Review Weekly - "The Secret Past of Chris Tyler" Pamela Williams - Australian Financial Review - "AMP - The Untold Story"

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM Bill Birnbauer and Julie Anne Davies - The Age - "Fatal Care" Mark Davis - Dateline, SBS TV - "Blood Money" Ian Verrender - Sydney Morning Herald - "The Westfield Body Snatcher"

COVERAGE OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS Belinda Hawkins - Insight, SBS TV - "Taking up the Fight" Liz Jackson & Lin Buckfield - Four Corners, ABC TV - "Go to Jail" Richard Guilliatt - Good Weekend Magazine - "The Lost Children versus the Commonwealth"

COVERAGE OF SPORT Liz Jackson, Lin Buckfield, Peter Cronau - Four Corners, ABC TV - "Fixing Cricket" David Leser - The Good Weekend - "The Final Siren" Tony Lewis - TAB Form - "The Back-Flip"

ONLINE NEWS Kirsty Alfredson - news.com.au - "Is this George Speight?" Hamish Fitzsimmons & Mark Forbes - The Age Online - "Made in Australia" Mike Van Neikerk, Hamish Fitzsimmons, Nick Place, Dan Fahy, David Barison - The Age Online - "Election 2000"

COVERAGE OF ASIA PACIFIC REGION Tim Lester - ABC Radio/TV - "Timor's Turmoil" Lindsay Murdoch - Sydney Morning Herald/The Age - "The Compound" Evan Williams - Foreign Correspondent, ABC TV - "Solomons Crisis"

SOCIAL EQUITY JOURNALISM Belinda Hawkins and Antony Balmain - Insight, SBS TV - "Bullies at work" Ean Higgins and the Staff of The Australian - The Australian - "Advance Australia Where?" Murray McLaughlin - Mandatory Sentencing - ABC TV Ian Verrender and Steve Burrell - Sydney Morning Herald - "The companies you keep" Highly Commended Rebecca DeGirolamo, Charmaine Newton and Matt Deighton - Weekly Times/ Portside Messenger - "Aged Care 2000"

COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS, OPINION AND CRITIQUE David Marr - Sydney Morning Herald - "Media - Cash for Comment" Matthew Moore - Sydney Morning Herald - "Holloway's Demise" Mary-Louise O'Callaghan - The Australian Magazine - "South Pacific"

BROADCAST INTERVIEWING Kerry O'Brien - 7.30 Report, ABC TV - "East Timor Crisis/ Michael Knight/ Ruth Cracknell" Jon Faine - Radio 3LO, ABC Radio - "Victorian Election '99" Liz Jackson - Four Corners, ABC TV - "Go to Jail/ Breaking Point/ Fixing Crick

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Australian Media Job Directory

Employment

* HELEN MAYNE, Manager, Human Resources, SBS, is calling for General Manager candidates for the SBS Independent commissioning arm.

* DAVID ROBERTSON, ABC Darwin, has information about a TV Producer position to work closely with the Day Editor on daily TV news bulletin work. ADJ042324.

* GREG HYWOOD'S Sydney Morning Herald is taking applications until Friday (Nov. 3) for a Biz.com reporter. An extra week is given for CVs to be sent for the Chief-of-Staff role. A Picture Editor - Night News Desk is also sought for 'Granny'.

* SARAH HUNTER at Cordner King Selection, Melbourne, is recruiting a Public Relations Manager to join Australian Volunteers International. select@ckh.com.au

* SARAJANE WHEATON, HR Advisor, f2-Fairfax Interactive Network, wants a Marketing Co-Ordinator, involving the 30 sites. swheaton@f2network.com.au

* AMANDA TUCCI at Fairfax, Sydney, is calling for résumés from would-be a Tax Adviser. Enquiries can be directed to DEANNE STEVENS.

* SYLVIA BRADSHAW'S Leader Newspapers is advertising for a Journalist - Sub-Editor to join its Northern Division newsroom. Applications close Friday.

* NEIL SHOEBRIDGE, Editor, BRW Magazine, is seeking an Editorial Researcher to join the Melbourne team which also publishes Shares and Personal Investor. He also wants an Editorial Researcher for Melbourne. fbpjobs@mail.fairfax.com.au

* CHRIS GERSBACH at The Sydney Morning Herald is taking applications for a Team Leader for Outbound/Inbound Sales.

* HARTLEY HIGGINS requires an Advertising Salesperson for his Reliance Press division, Surrey Hills (Vic.).

* LEN TEELOW, listed as Manager of Nillumbik Mail, Eltham (Vic.), lists a vacancy for a journalist to join the weekly paper.

* PETER DUNBABIN, Branch Manager of The Myrtleford Times, took a display ad in the weekend press to advertise for a 'C-Grade' Journalist to cover the Ovens and Kiewa Valleys.

* NOEL H. SINGGIH, IT Infrastructure Manager, is taking applications for a Network/Desktop Support Analyst, Melbourne, for Stratgeic Publishing Group, part of the BRW Media Group. noels@strategicpublishing.com

* AMANDA TUCCI at Fairfax, Sydney, has vacancies in the Magazine Services Department: Advertising Co-Ordinator; Production Co-Ordinators (2).

* JULIE NARDUZZO, at The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd, seeks a Trade Marketing Manager to sell in the advertising industry, formulating strategic trade marketing programs. narduzzoj@hwt.newsltd.com.au

* SARAH MARAT at Australian Council for Educational Research is fielding enquiries for the Senior Desktop Publishing Officer position, paying $35,607 - $39,3555 plus 17 per cent superannuation. personnel@acer.edu.au

* INLUMEN ASIA-PACIFIC, partners with Fairfax Business Publications, in Singapore, are looking for someone to manage the Australia/NZ sales effort, from Sydney. fbpjobs@mail.fairfax.com.au

* MICHAEL GILL'S Australian Financial Review requires a 'Casual Copy Person' for Sydney, Sunday to Thursday, afternoon-evening shifts. fbpjobs@mail.fairfax.com.au

* JOSH SHEIN, LUCK HENDRIKS and PETER SALT at Hamilton James and Bruce (Sydney) are recruiters specialising in Media and Communications recruitment. They have around thirty roles to fill in various industries, with salaries from $50,000-$150,000. Please call them for a confidential discussion on 02 9299 2711. Alternatively, call Sue Bourke in Melbourne on 03 9670 9777. mfoote@hjb.com.au

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"Aside from specific job related skills and experience, new personnel would be appropriate if they have passion for the Internet, enjoy working in teams and within a fast paced, constantly evolving environment.

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which can be received by approximately 80 per cent of homes in the Sydney and

metropolitan area. The station has 240,000 viewers (AC Nielsen Survey, Nov. 1999)

It's a great way to promote your business.

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