May 8, 2014

Media briefs: schoolgirl media … ABC spin … Fox results …

Another Australian flack is off to the ABC's spin bureau. Plus why did the Aussie media wake up to the story of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls? And more media tidbits of the day.

Another ex-Oz media writer to ABC. Mere months after former Australian media editor Nick Leys turned up at the ABC, his former colleague Sally Jackson has done the same. Jackson, who took a redundancy from the Oz in April, starts at the ABC on Monday, where she’ll be media manager for the news and current affairs division, reporting to Aunty news boss Kate Torney. “I’m thrilled to have Kate Torney as a boss — I am a big fan,” Jackson told Crikey yesterday.

Based in Sydney, she’ll manage internal and external comms for the division. Her appointment is surprising given the ongoing animosity between the Oz’s media section and the ABC. Nonetheless, Leys has made the plunge before, so it can clearly be done. Jackson was a media writer at the Oz for 12 years before her redundancy. Her father, Keith Jackson, headed ABC corporate affairs in the 1980s. Myriam Robin

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3 thoughts on “Media briefs: schoolgirl media … ABC spin … Fox results …

  1. Robert Smith

    Peter Costello undermines his position when he chooses not to remember the lengths he went to in denying the super surcharge was a tax and therefore not a broken promise, and to insist the GST was a state tax and not a federal tax. Sound familiar?

  2. David Penington

    There have been numerous massacres of 100+ people in Nigeria that have not rated a single mention in Australian media (including Crikey). It seems that whole families being murdered don’t count – it needs to be school girls. Very prejudiced.

  3. Kevin Herbert

    The Boko Harum rebels are likely to be financed by the CIA via the Saudi Arabian sponsored Wahabi radical Islam movement.

    Just another destabilisation of an authoritarian African country which has substantial oil reserves that the NATO thugs want to get their hands on.

    When the token black US President’s wife is pictured supporting the ‘rescue’, a ruse becomes more likely…shades of her presenting an Academy Award to the unlikely winner of a movie denigrating Iran.

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