Heywood, Middleton get new gigs. The Courier-Mail has a new editor, and it’s not a name we or others considered. Lachlan Heywood, Townsville Bulletin editor, has been promoted up to Brisbane, with the Daily Tele’s deputy editor Ben English replacing him at the Bulletin. Heywood spent four years at the Bulletin — before that he was deputy editor of the Sunday Mail and chief of staff at the Courier-Mail.

Friday was a big day for media announcements. At The Saturday Paper, former SBS political correspondent Karen Middleton is replacing Sophie Morris as chief political correspondent. Morris is moving to Perth after two years covering Canberra for The Saturday Paper.

Video of the day. The full Michelle Guthrie interview …

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Front page of the day. Australia almost loses another (future) head of state in the ocean — Prince Christian of Denmark plucked from a rip at a Gold Coast beach …

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