Nov 12, 2012

Media briefs: Oz departure … Ten bonings … Tele v grammar …

Ten bonings ... Tele versus grammar ... Mail on Beeb ...

Meade joins the Murdoch migration. Crikey understands that The Australian‘s veteran media reporter Amanda Meade is the latest journalist to take redundancy from News Limited. Meade, best known from her decade editing the paper’s Media Diary column, has worked at the paper for 18 years out of its Sydney bureau. News Limited sources say Meade, who was unavailable for comment this morning, has received the go ahead to leave and is still weighing up her options for the future.

There has been a great deal of movement in The Oz‘s media section of late. Former Daily Telegraph associate editor Nick Tabakoff recently replaced Stephen Brook as media editor while long-serving marking writer Simon Canning took redundancy earlier this year. Veteran broadcast media writer Michael Bodey is on long service leave until early next year. Crikey is regularly updating our list of News Limited departures. — Matthew Knott

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5 thoughts on “Media briefs: Oz departure … Ten bonings … Tele v grammar …

  1. wilful

    And check that apostrophe in the Tele’s copy!

  2. Vincent O'Donnell

    It is wonderful how language changes.

    When I worked at Channel 9 in Sydney ‘boning’ is what the boys in the production pool spent their time trying to do to the girls in the secretarial pool and the traffic department.

    I have often wondered whether when Eddie McGuire was overheard saying he wanted to ‘bone’ a certain female newsreader, the language was hasterly redefined to protect the speaker from opprobrium.

  3. zut alors

    Excellent news about Paul Henry. The Ten Network already had a high Dumb Factor and didn’t need it extended by his offensive attempts at hosting.

    Frankly, all Oz breakfast TV offerings are woeful. The ABC is the best of the bunch but don’t take that as a compliment.

  4. klewso

    The Mail – imagine if “shoddy journalism” was a sackable offence here, and not a promotional one under our Murdochracy?

  5. Joel

    Oh noes! Without Paul Henry, it seems that The Hamster Wheel might have to change the channel to find things to satirise.

    Have we really considered the deep implications of this?

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